Thursday, November 29, 2018

Circles and Squares

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Anne Harmon our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Circles and squares are simple  geometric shapes. Make a card using at least one of each.

I recently viewed a YouTube video where Rina Krupsky shared how to create a mandala using mostly squares and circles from her Mandala Maker Clear Stamp set available from Gina K Designs. As I purchased this stamp set a month or so ago, I thought it was the perfect set to use for this challenge. My mandala is inspired by the one Rina created with maybe a tiny change in the centre.

I did change up the colors for my mandala to what Rina used as I was using mine for a Christmas card. The colors on the mandala match the colors used on the card a lot better than show in the photo. Sometimes you can't get the colors to be true when taking photos.

After creating the mandala, I cut it around around the edge of the mandala.

Here is an overhead view of my card so you can see the folds in the card a little better.

In the centre of the card I added a Christmas sentiment from a retired Kaisercraft stamp set.

Here is a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

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Traditional Sentiments - Kaisercraft


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Such an amazing card! I love the mandala with the circles and squares!! Great colors, and just a fabulous folded design.

Maryann said...

Fabulous card Frances, It looks like a lot of work had gone into it.

Vicky Gould said...

Dang!!! What a clever fold and so well executed! Someone is gonna hit the jackpot when they get this beauty! Love it!

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I have heard good things about the reef builder and love your sample !

Lois said...

What a clever card, Frances! I love how your circles and squares make up the mandala.

Karen Aicken said...

So creative and clever!

Liz Williams said...

This design is so perfect for this challenge. Your collection must be beyond awesome. You have just the right stamp for everything. You are the ninth wonder of the world.

Lynn McAuley said...

This is amazing, Frances!! How gorgeous!