A “not a rectangle” card

I was just thinking of a story I use with the students at school called “Not a box” about a kid who uses his imagination to make the box be so much more. It got me thinking about how maybe I need to try to think outside the normal box.

So I made a “not a rectangle” card.

For a twist on the usual shape, try using framelits to make your card base! While you do have to be careful while running it through the big shot, this allows for cards to be in a wide variety of shapes. Check out this week’s project that is certainly not the usual rectangle.



The shape of this card is anything but traditional. If you follow my facebook page, you will see that I was toying with making a CASE of another card of mine that has this shape. Well I also decided to use this as an opportunity to fulfill a creativity challenge put forth by my group leader. Below is the sketch that was posted for us to use.



You can see the elements I adjusted and changed. The great thing about sketches is they don’t have to follow exactly the picture given. Use it and spin it how you want to. And yes, that is a bit of gold washi tape on that card. I am slowly but surely coming around to that bandwagon. I can’t help it, I have so many washi enthusiasts around me. Because the washi tape is transparent, I put a strip of cardstock behind it so the seams were covered.  The hearts were stamped with What’s Your Type and embossed gold. I then punched out the heart shape. Plus did I mention the color scheme was selected by randomly picking out a piece from my pre-cut base stash? Randomizing helps keep my creative juices going, I may have to do it more.


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