Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Not Circles nor Squares.....

Hello everyone: I hope your Holiday celebrations were filled with the Joy and Warmth of family and friends, good food, lots of bubbly and gifts and that 2017 bring Peace, Health, Love, Joy and Prosperity to all of you and your families.
So, here we go with our first challenge of the New Year over at Shopping Our Stash and this time, we want to see you make a card or project that uses shapes other than circles or squares.  You can do triangles, hearts, ovals, hexagons, trapezoids, etc. and join us in the gallery.  Here is the card I made to inspire you and, for more awesome inspiration, stop by my teammates' blogs.

I used a very old and dear stamp set from my stash of Flourishes images, this one is part of a set called "A Year In Flowers 2"  I stamped it onto a panel of Strathmore multi media paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it, then colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter.
I die cut both embossed panels with a die that I hardly ever use, it's old and unfortunately, I don't remember where I got it or it's name, it's really pretty so I will make a point of using it more often. The outer layer was cut with my trimmer after I glued the darker card stock, following the shape. 
The sentiment is from another old Flourishes set called "Orchids".
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

I cut the insert the same way, both the sentiment and the flower are from Flourishes.
I hope you give this challenge a try and join us in the gallery.
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria. 


Patti Willey said...

Wow! Stunning! This purple iris bunch is gorgeous! Your diecut card frame almost reminds me of a terrarium how nifty!

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous iris and beautifully watercoloured. Fab job with the card base.

Chris Dring said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the octagon shape and that beautiful iris image!

Chana Harris said...

Fabulous card, Maria! I guess great minds think alike since we both chose hexagonal as our shape! Love the color and the CAS style!
Chana Malkah

lauren bergold said...

i am just sooooooooooooo totally IN LOVE with this. pretty sure all my cards will be hexagonal from now on! yowza!

Mimi said...

So pretty, Miss Maria! I came in for a closer look and I was not disappointed! You're not kidding-- that hex die is really beautiful. The irises are gorgeous.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Such a lovely card! Purple is my favorite color and those flowers are gorgeous!! Awesome shaped card!

Brian King said...

So beautiful, Maria!

Lisa Poe said...

Such elegant texture and stunning!

Mary Fish said...

octagon is the one! looks amazing

Donna said...

Ohhhh all the purple!
Love your shaped card, just beautiful!

Karen D. said...

so lovely...great shaped card!