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.
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
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.
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)