Tic-Tac-Toe challenges are great because there are so many options! Just choose three elements and get to work. Since it's just recently cooled off here in north Florida, I want to enjoy fall a little while longer. I needed a couple birthday cards for November friends and decided to try to incorporate a butterfly--usually reserved for spring--into an autumn card. Here's the result:
I have to say, the butterfly works equally well with a fall color palette and I was happy to honor our fabulous hostess, Jaydee, in this way. She always features amazing photos of her backyard flora and fauna on her blog. I can picture this copper beauty swirling around her little corner of nature!
I cut another butterfly to use as a stencil and sponged the inside with Crushed Curry ink. This sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set is perfect for so many occasions, including birthdays! It's stamped in Cajun Craze to match the base and a few [retired] Gorgeous Grunge speckles were added in Sahara Sand ink.
I liked the result well enough to make a second card using some other retired DSP as my inspiration. The colors here are Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple [retired], Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Copper Foil. I think I like butterflies as much in the deep, rich colors of fall as the light, breezy colors of spring. I hope you do too!
Please pop over to my teammies at The Paper Players and check out all their Tic-Tac-Toe inspiration. We hope you'll play along with us before our challenge ends on Friday, November 3rd at Noon (PST).
Thanks for stopping by!
The Paper Players Design Team