Monday, August 29, 2016

H2H - Hip to be Square

The last challenge of August at Heart 2 Heart is "Hip to be Square". The focus of this challenge is to create a square project or to use a square somewhere on your project. 

I decided to use a few squares on my card - the card itself is a 6x6 card so that's a square and then there are 4 squares within the card - 2 of them are open squares and the sentiment and the mat are also squares. So that's 5 squares in total. You can't see the inside of the card but the writing mat inside the card is also a square, so technically, there are 6 squares... 

This card is for a friend of mine who is retiring shortly. It has been long overdue for her and she is so looking forward to it! I know she will need reminders to "enjoy the little things" and not think about the clients that she has spent so much time assisting... 

I coloured over every other flower using the Shimmer Pen but that just does not show up in photographs. I tried taking pictures from various angles but I can't get that shimmery appearance to show in a photo - it makes the card look so much prettier in real life... 

Join us at Heart 2 Heart with your "square" creation. This challenge has been extended until September 3. All other August challenges end on August 31st so be sure to get your entries in before the end of the month! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Sorbet Cardstock, Crystal Blue Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, Sweet Leaf Cardstock, Canary Cardstock, Whimsy Fundamentals
Stamps: Little Things (ret.)
Inks: Sorbet
Accessories: Flower Market Cartridge, Shimmer Pen, Bitty Sparkles




NJ Stamping Queen said...

Awesome card, Alyson! I love how you incorporated all the squares and the beautiful floral array. So unique and special. Thanks for inspiring me today!
:) Marie

Nancy Ball said...

Gorgeous card, Alyson!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

ooooh, this one really, love, love the background Paper Fundamentals design I being too square. Your cascade of flowers with the tiny sparkles in centers stunning.