Friday, April 28, 2017

It's Hip to Be Square

What a fun theme for a card challenge - It's Hip to Be Square! Rather than making a square card I decided to create a card with some not-so-perfect squares.
Various dies were used to cut true squares, wonky squares, wonky window squares and the lone circle. The sentiment is a die cut stamped image with a die cut shadow. A panel of black cardstock was adhered to a white card base. A panel of patterned paper was then adhered. (Note the tiny squares in the patterned paper.)
The remaining items were adhered to the card - some with foam tape and some directly to the card front. The inside of the card was decorated with a strip of patterned paper and a strip of black cardstock.

This card is being entered into:

1. Dragonfly Journeys #90

2. Crafting from the Heart #156
    (Theme: Just for Fun)

3. Crafty Creations #349
    (Theme: Anything Goes)

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: Wplus9 "That Is All"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!  Whisper White, Basic Black, Pacific Point
Paper: Stampin' Up! Everyday Chic Collection (retired)
Dies: Wplus9 "That Is All", Lil' Inker Designs Wonky Stitched Squares, MFT Wonky Windows, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares & Stitched Circles
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. Very cool card Melanie! Love those crazy squares and your colors are perfect! Great design. :)

  2. Hi Melanie! I love this! It is very fun, cool, and hip too. I'm so glad you joined my Hip to Be Square blog challenge :)

    Jeanne T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  3. Your square card really came out fantastic and such a fun card, really great interpretation of the inspiration are so clever.

  4. Such a fun dimensional card...Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal