Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Challenge #377 ~~ Not Your Average Card!!!

The challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Not Your Average Card, I know everyone gets in a rut making the regular rectangle, square (one of my favs) circle or oval shaped cards so we want to take you far away from that "rut" so we want to see nothing in the regular card shapes we want odd shapes. Stars, hexagon, flower, pumpkin you could even make a extra large takeout coffee cup.  The design team member you can "give credit" to is ME it was my idea so get your thinking caps on and create a special non traditional shape card.

Before I tell you about the card I must mention we are at the lake for the week and going to close it up for the winter and I hadn't had a chance to work on my card so when we got the cottage warmed up I got all my equipment out and OMgoodness (not what I was thinking) I forgot my C plate for the cuttlebug, that's the CUTTING plate and I had Hexagons to cut. Well trial and error and many shims I managed the cutting of the shapes but was very happy to find those gold snowflakes in my "extras"
The image is a long retired set from Stampin'up but one of my favourites every Christmas. The patterned paper is ancient I think it is SU as well. 

Close up of the gold snowflakes, these were cut last year and not used. The rhinestones are also years old and I coloured them with an alcohol marker.

I added some wink of stella to hat, mitts, earmuffs and white trim.

Since I know odd shaped cards do not stand up well I will send a easel with it,  it is a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and cuts out of a half of 8 1/2 X 11 piece of heavier cardstock. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the rest of the design team's odd shaped cards. Just click HERE to enter.


Chris Dring said...

I thought that you just fussy cut the hexagons, but you McGyvered a cutting plate! Go you! This card is so pretty!

Lindsey said...

That must have taken a lot of shims to get your hexagons to cut - well done! Such a sweet card, too.

Donna said...

You are a rock star getting this done without your cutting plates!
And that easel die!! What a freaking good idea THAT is for all those cards we make that don't stand up properly....hmmmmm I may need to get me one of those!!

Mimi said...

Yes! Where there's a will, there's a way! So, what did you end up using??? Anyway, very sweet card. Those little snowflakes with the colored rhinestone (great idea-- i wouldn't have thought to do that!) are a perfect little accent. Ooh, love that easel, too!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh WOW, this is gorgeous! Love the hexagon shape! Can't believe you achieved this without your C plate - you are a genius! Love the adorable image and those gold snowflakes! Beautifl stand for the card too, very nice!