Sunday, May 30, 2021

*AAACards #191*

It's no surprise that I love clean and simple cards...  When I started card making I don't think I would have gravitated to a clean and simple card.  I've done a lot of different styles and techniques in almost 25 years of stamping and card making and right now, it's clean and simple that really catches my eye.  This is why I love playing along with the design teams for a few different clean and simple challenge blogs.  Each of the challenge blogs have their own definitions of the clean and simple terms, and I think the AAA Cards is possibly the *most* clean and simple of the design teams I'm on.

One issue we've been having lately is that people playing along with us aren't following the design team definition of a one layer card... so we have changed the name to a no layer card.  This means there is NOTHING extra layered on to your card.... no patterned papers, no die cuts, no embellishments.  Just the decorated card front.  You *can* stamp on a panel and layer it to your card if you're wanting to colour with a medium that will soak through your cardstock (Copics, for example) but it should completely cover your card front with no border or addition embellishment.

For challenge #191, we are also playing with a twist of Hexagons!  We'd love to see your creations!  Post them HERE and you could be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!  Our Guest Designer for Game #191 is Sue... be sure to head over to her blog and leave her some love!

After I finished this card, I found a stamp set in my stash that had a hexagon border in it....  I seriously didn't think I had anything and I contemplated just doing the no layer card.  But then I had an idea and I challenged myself to use the Silhouette I bought years ago and have barely used....

Yup, I created myself a hexagon shaped card!  I taped off a 1.25" strip on the card front and stamped my images inside of it.  I removed the tape and used a ruler and  black pen to draw the black lines.  I added a small sentiment and called it done!

Items Used

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest Cover Solar White 110lb
  • Images:  Altenew Celebrate Today
  • Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne, Cheerful, Verdant
  • Tools:  Silhouette
  • Etc:  black Micron pen


  1. Good idea to use a hexagon shaped card! Beautiful card, love these flowers!

  2. Fabulous use of the hexagon twist

  3. This is the most beautiful and stunning card Nancy! I love your idea to use a hexagon shaped card and the flower panel is so inspiring. An absolute beauty!

  4. Wow the whole card is a hexie!!! Terrific!


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