Thursday, September 1, 2016

Share Joy Challenge #51

Hey there!

For this week's Share Joy Challenge, I went with the Tic-Tac-Toe, using the Gradient, Shaker, and Scallops. I used a couple of my favorite Taylored Expressions products for this!

I started by blending a gradient of Distress inks on my card base, to create my background. I then flicked on a bit of water, and dabbed it up to create a bit of interest. My sentiment was then stamped, and heat embossed in white. I stamped and die cut my images from the Sit and Chat set, adding color with more ink. 

After my images were done, I set out to create my shaker portion. I began by die-cutting the largest frame from the Frame and Frame 2 die set and attaching a piece of acetate. I sprinkled in a good amount of various bits and sequins, and adhered the frame window with foam tape.

To finish it, I adhered the images, and added a bit of shimmer with clear Wink of Stella. The products I used are linked below, as well as details on how to play along! Thanks so much for joining me here today!

Challenge Format:

Each week we will be bring you two types of challenges that you can use separately or together to inspire your creativity. One of the challenges will always be a sketch. The other challenge will vary each week. It's up to you if you want to use just one of the challenge components or both together. New challenges will be posted each Thursday.

To enter the challenge, simply follow these instructions:

  1. Create a new card or project using either or both components of the challenge posted above. Use of Taylored Expressions products is optional.
  2. Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery. Please directly link to the Share Joy Challenge blog in your post. 
  3. Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below. 
  4. Send or give your card to a friend, loved one, or someone who could use some joy! 
  5. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you sent your card to and why. Don't forget this one!! We LOVE hearing from you!!
  1. A winner will be chosen at random each week to receive a $15 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate. Winning entries that use TE products will receive a $20 Taylored Expressions Gift Certificate.
  2. Each month, we will award a Grand Prize to a TE Share Joy Challenge participant. The more you play throughout the month, the better your chance to win!
  3. Weekly winners will be announced at the time of the new challenge launch each Thursday.


  1. Such a pretty shaker card! The gradient background is gorgeous! :)

  2. Lindsay, This is so pretty! Love the soft colors with those snow flurries sequins. :)

  3. What a wonderful card Lindsay - love your colour combination and gradients.