First Tic Tac Toe Challenge of 2018

Hello crafty friends,

It's my first card post of 2018 and excited about starting off the year with Team X of the Tic Tac Toe Challenge team for challenge #29.  While I am more than ready to move on from Christmas cards with all the cold weather I am still in the mood to make winter themed cards.

I had previously made the blue background from yupo paper using alcohol inks in three colors.  I used the standard Ranger ink tool with felt to drag across the paper to create s stripe effect in blue shades and silver.

To create the snowman cut out I used 3 different circle dies to make the shape, starting with the largest circle, then slightly overlapping the die over the previous cut and die cutting again, then a third time for the head of the snowman.

I then added a piece of clear acetate behind the blue background like is typically done to create a shaker window.

I added a layer of 3m foam tape behind the blue background to create a shaker space.  I then filled the space with faux snow so that the texture would show through the window but doesn't really move around if shaken.   I added felt pieces to form the eyes and nose and used a marker to add a mouth on top of the acetate.  Below is a close up of a portion of the "shaker" window.

The scarf is made from a piece of large red and white yarn.  The arms were hand cut out of brown cardstock.  I did not have a die so I just hand cut those to look like sticks.

The sentiment banner was die cut from red cardstock with an Avery Ellie die.  I used a Hero Arts sentiment to add "Happy New Year" first using Versamark then adding white embossing powder.  I then cut a tiny hole from each corner and added twine to suspend the banner as a sign between the two arms.

Thanks for stopping by today - hope that you will take the time to play along with the challenge and your take on the board elements!


  1. This card is adorable! You did an awesome job cutting those arms out, they look die cut!

    1. The sign is really cool too!

    2. Thank you so much Kechi! I appreciate the feedback very much :)


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