Thursday 15 July 2021

Favourite non-square/rectangle shaped cardbase and why

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Our fortnightly challenge is a home for you to create something 
which gives you a warm "inner glow" of pride, without lots of entry rules.

Usually we provide a few options for you to choose from. 
You just need to select and use your favourite option in order to join in. 

For a chance to win our prize or top-3 spot, 
you need to tell us why you've made your choice.
That way our team and readers can appreciate why it's your favourite.

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This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite non-square/rectangle card base shape (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Here are the beautiful creations made by our Design Team to get your mojo flowing:

Recently I've tried to use my Silhouette more and have tried making some creative cardbase shapes to match my image themes. I've used this babygro shape before and it's one of my favourites because it works so well for any baby themed image.  I think shaped cards really make it look like you've made more of an effort for a special occasion and hopefully make a memorable keep-sake for the recipient.

I invested in these Go Kreate dies years ago and still love them to bits.  They add that little something special to a card and work so well with a squared image.

I find it so easy to reach for square and rectangle card bases, but this shape fits easily into a 6x6 envelope and it looks so much more elegant.

I love making circle shaped cards, they look just cute. They are really easy to make and have a special look.

As with Brenda, mine is still this Go Kreate die.  It makes a card look a little more special than a square and I often get asked for it by my daughter.

I just love my Presscut Stepper die and use it often for special cards. I love that there are multiple areas for embellishment and that the shape makes a statement on the mantelpiece.

I love squares and rectangles so I had a bit of a job with this one.  I cut circles and ovals, and weird shapes, but somehow none of them floated my boat (or would stand up) so I'm afraid I ended up with a rather predictable hexagon card.  I do like a good hexagon and use the shape a lot ON cards, but haven't made many AS cards.  I quite enjoyed it!

It's easy to make a rectangular or square card because I have a stash of those cards in my drawer. Sometimes I make a card in a different shape and a round card is my favorite. Round cards also have a playful effect I think.

So now it's over to you.
We hope you will join in our challenge and show us your style.
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