Sunday, September 24, 2017

Autumn Quilt for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16

I kind of surprised myself with this card, as I've never made anything like it before. That is one reason I love to play with card challenges like the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. It pulls designs out of my head that I didn't know were in there! 

I picked the diagonal row in this week's board: Metallic, Paper Piece, and Rounded Corners.

My first thought for "paper piece" was my new Quilt Builders Framelits dies. Then "metallic" ~ OK, Gold Foil. Done. And "rounded corners" is self explanatory.

Now to pick the papers. I love the colors in the Painted Autumn DSP pack. And the tiny check piece has a gorgeous combination of Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Soft Sky.

To piece the quilt together, I ran four papers through the Big Shot with the Quilt Builder Framelits dies. Then I chose the pattern that I wanted. After gluing it together, I set it aside and built the background.

I rounded the corners and layered Cherry Cobbler over Thick Very Vanilla. Then I rounded the corners of two pieces of the checked DSP. They measure 1-1/2" x 4".  I glued those down, leaving 1/2" of Cherry Cobbler showing on the top and bottom. I added the quilt piece with Dimensionals.

I placed a string of gold tiny sequins and attached it with a Glue Dot. Then I tied a bow out of the Vanilla and Gold Ribbon and glued it down with a Glue Dot. I stamped "friend to friend" from Teeny Tiny Wishes with Cherry Cobbler onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and tucked it under the bow.

I couldn't find a stamp with the sentiment I wanted for the inside, but a quick search on the internet helped me find a quote that I had seen before and had in mind. I printed it out on the computer onto Very Vanilla cardstock, backed it with a Gold Foil border, and added it to the inside:

You can see the other entries for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge HERE. Give it a try! It's fun!

Have a blessed week! Take some time to stretch your creative wings!


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  1. WOW… Karen this is a gorgeous card… I love all of the layers and the variety of elements you have used.

    You always do such an amazing job as well and showing what you do to the insides of your cards!

    Way to go to grab this challenge and ROCK IT!

  2. Well I am sold on having to have the quilt bundle now! Gorgeous card design! What a great card to give to a friend! Thanks for sharing!