Thursday, July 30, 2020

Slimline: Tic Tac Toe Mountain Scene

This might be a bit of a stretch for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I am using the line for Mountain, Sunshine and Adventure.  On the surface I really didn't nail the "adventure" part.  But the challenge really helped me finish this card so I wanted to give a shout-out. When I saw the challenge, I had the mountain scene created but it was lacking something.  The "sunshine" in the Tic Tac Toe grid inspired me to focus on the sun even though my husband (whose birthday this is for) will make sarcastic comments about the sun spots (or sequins!)  The sun really filled in the space - and it "warmed" up the card.  I had been regretting doing it on white because it was so stark - but the sun and a few sequins sun spots made all the difference.

Tic Tac Challenge

The fabulous products on this card are from Trinity Stamps (except for the fish, and I did freehand the ground and the water).  Although I have way too much of everything, I actually try to invest in multi-use products, so the rest of the slimline products that I have are basic frames, scalloped edges, etc.  This set does come with the wonky stitching (so I'm going to justify it as basic) but also the mountains and trees and clouds and so much more.  For a Colorado family that spends significant time in the Colorado Rockies, this was a must-have.  The Happy Birthday is also Trinity Stamps and is sized to fit across the slimline card but I couldn't cover my mountain scene!

So speaking of mountains and sunshine and adventure.  I know there isn't a specific adventure component on this card, but when you have to drive over this....(elevation 12,005)...

Look closely for the road to the left
Look closely for the road to the left

To do this...

It's an adventure!!!  And there was even wildlife!

I must have done something right on this card because my husband has it displayed on his dresser. Most cards get opened and forgotten.

Tic Tac Challenge SQ

Thank you to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge for the inspiration to finish this card.

Dies: Trinity Stamps Wonky Stitched Wilderness (all except fish) and Scripty Birthday Greetings
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Just Jade, Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Gray Granite, Cinnamon Cider
Other: Wink of Stella Yellow (on the fish)


  1. Kim I love the little diecut scene that you created and I think adventure is definitely implied in your little scene - fishing, walking, climbing to name a few! So glad you were inspired to finish your card and I love that your husband has it on display too - a definite accolade! Thanks for sharing with us over at TicTacToe this week!

  2. Your seen is perfect Kim! From your bright warm sunshine right down to those cute little fish, love this!

  3. This is such a gorgeous card Kim! I just love it! That mountain scene is just beautiful! Makes me a little sad...we were supposed to be leaving this week to come to Colorado. Maybe next year! It's still on our bucket list!

  4. Oh my goodness, Trail Ridge Rd. I had to stop and look, lol. My favorite place ever and so missing it this summer. But it sure inspired you to make an adorable card!


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