Another week, another Tic Tac Toe Challenge. How time flies! Since I’ve only designed rectangular cards, the first Tic Tac Toe space for this challenge was a cinch, and I cut a piece of the Wood Textures Designer series paper into a 5 1/4″ X 4″ rectangle. While the idea for a circle was formulating in my mind, I was looking through some stamp sets I hadn’t used in a while.  The floral pattern from Thoughts and Prayers jumped out at me, so I stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink on the Wood Textures DSP.

 

 

This next part was the trickiest, because I wanted to add dimension with the circle. I glued the stamped, Wood Texture DSP to an identically sized piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock, 5 1/4 X 4. Then I cut a circle using the a Stitched Shape die. Next, I glued the circle to a Chocolate Chip card base, and I lifted the frame around it by using Foam Adhesive Strips. Now, I needed a place to relax and “enjoy” (from Tabs for Everything) the scene, so I cut our  Seasonal Layers chair from a lighter wood. While I was at it, I cut the birch tree branch from the same wood. I intended to put the sentiment in a square, and this is where my problem developed. I HAD to use the cute, little sign from At Home with You. I could go middle across, because this was going to be a birthday card, but I wasn’t using Linen Thread. How could I use a square?

With the help of my jigsaw (Happy Birthday Thinlits Die) I cut out “Happy Birthday.” I attached this to a square, 4X4 piece of  wood, and nailed it to the inside of the card. Problem solved. It’s what’s on the inside that counts, right?

I almost forgot to mention the embellishment of tiny pearls, 10 to be exact. They add a lot, don’t you think?

I’m going to a Padres baseball game this afternoon with my husband, daughter and her fiancé. I’ll try to watch the game, and not think about my Holiday catalog wish list. Have a great weekend everyone!