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Sunday 23 June 2013

OSAAT #169 Not Square

There's a new challenge today at One Stitch At  A Time 

Not Square

We want to see any shaped card but not a square

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I had coloured this fun image Busted by Stitchy Stamps in with Promarkers an Flexmarkers in traditional Christmas colours to match the paper pack I had chosen from Panda Bear Designs called Christmas Traditions. I had initially thought about doing an easel card but opted to make an octagonal shaped card as I have not made one of those before and thought the geometric shape would work with the checked paper and the striped. The striped paper was to go along the left hand side of the card but whilst playing with positioning decided it looked so much stronger the way I have placed it.

The image has been cut using a Nestabilities labels 25 die and I used a dry inkpad to distress the outside edges. The sentiment is a free digi from Bird’s Cards. I have used the dies from the new Petite Labels 1 D-Lites dies to cut the mat and sentiment and used the inside of the die to create a glittery red gel pen frame around the wording.

Finally I added some Prima glittery fabric poinsettia flowers secured with posh brads from American Crafts. Both these items have been coveted in my stash for a long time and I am proud of myself for actually using them J

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 Please pop over to OSAAT to see the fab cards from my colleagues on the DT. I look forward to seeing your entries for this challenge

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:-
Card size – 5.5” Octagonal Shape
Image – Busted by Stitchy Stamps
Sentiment – Freebie Digi from Bird’s Cards
Tools – Letraset Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 25, D-Lites Petite Label 1,
Embellishments – American Crafts Gem & Pearl brads, Prima Poinsettia fabric flowers
Techniques – Diecutting, distressing

Digi Sketch Challenge – Christmas in June
Eureka Stamps  – #44 Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends – Die Cuts

Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover – #93 Punches/Dies


lady jasmine crafts said...

So cute xx

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Mandy! I love the shape you chose.
Hugs, Tracey

Mimi said...

Adorable, what a brilliant shape card and the digi is just so perfect (just don't send this card to Santa - he may not fill your stocking ) Hugs Jane xx

Nonni said...

What a fun card, the little helper Santa has is really cute! :) Thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch this week!

Margreet said...

Love the shape of your card Mandy...lovely image too...thanks for joining us at Digi Sketch Challenge!
xxx Margreet

kelly ledder said...

Gorgeous card, love ths alternative shape! Thanks for entering with us at Digi Sketch this fortnight.

Kelly x

Kristie Maynard said...

Great job on your card. Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.