Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Merry Monday Tic Tac Toe

The Merry Monday #55 Christmas card challenge is using this tic-tac-toe grid.
I chose the left column as well as the top line to make my card this week.

I love this MB leaping deer die cut, and I used DCWV Naturals dsp to cut him out. There's a subtle pattern in the paper that I preferred over plain brown card stock. I tied a little red twine around his neck instead of adding a red nose. I thought the Crafters Companion ef I used looked cute with Santa's reindeer flying up into the sky :) The MB pine needle border is one of the dies I used, along with some SB circle and scalloped circle dies. The newsprint dsp is from Echo Park's Christmas paper pad, and the sentiment is from SU!. I embossed the sentiment with vanilla ep, but it turned out to be clear IRL. I was trying to keep it coordinated with the vanilla newsprint dsp, but it didn't work out the way I thought it would :) The ribbon is from my LSS.

Thanks for the visit today, and I wish you all a wonderful week ahead!

Carol

14 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Great card, Carol. I think having that embossing behind the die piece is a stroke of genius on your part. Love those pine needles also. We didn't get any snow last night, YAY! Hoping for temps nearing the high 40's the rest of this week.

LeAnne said...

Lovely card...how cool that you used the embossing beneath the deer. Your creativity is boundless! Thanks for playin'!!!

Katherine said...

I love that embosse background!

jimlynn said...

WOW!!!! Awesome card, Carol! Love the entire card! That die of the deer if so pretty and love the pine branches at the bottom! Fantastic!!!
Lynn

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card, I love the embossing behind your die cut deer. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Wendy said...

Well, you know I adore that MB deer die, Carol! Love the newsprint paper and your embossed circle but for me I LOVE that pine needle die! Truely awesome card!!!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Benzi said...

Love your deer and the newsprint dsp. Good idea to use the embossing folder, too. The gingham ribbon topped it off in great fashion. Wonderful Christmas card.

StampTramps said...

Wow, this one looks like it was a lot of fun to make! And I know I always say it, but I really admire how you can do Christmas cards all year long. I need to work at that.

JD said...

Beautiful card...really like that deer die...something else to put on my list to look at the craft show...

Bonnie said...

Oh, Carol, this is fantastic! Love the deer with the twine around his neck and the pine boughs look so pretty! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

Wow, fantastic card Carol! Love the embossed reindeer as well as the die cuts! And the colours are rich and regal. Another fabulous Christmas card!

carol (krillsister) said...

pretty card. That deer image is striking.

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! Tis is Fabulous Miss Carol! Love your Fab Deer and the pine bough border on top of the newsprint! Looks AWESOME!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Susan Joyce said...

Love all the die cuts, lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.