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Llama Twinchie Card


Over on AAA Birthday they had the most unusual challenge this week. The challenge involved using a twinchie. What's a twinchie you ask? They describe it as "a square, circle or hexagon up to 2" (5cm)."  Here's the challenge in question:

I recently acquired my Cricut Maker 3, and so I've really taken time away from Stamping and Die Cutting to utilize my new Maker. I knew I wanted to layer some image of some kind. Originally I was thinking of a mandala-effect on an animal. I looked at owls and bears and frogs and a whole menagerie of other animals. But when I stumbled upon this llama I knew I had to do it. So here is my end result:


The layering created an almost stamp like appearance. It's actually quite striking. Here's the card standing upright.


I'm loving the return to a Cricut product to make cards that feel impossible otherwise.

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Comments

  1. The llama is super cute, no wonder it caught your eye. Fab twinchie card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  2. Oh my goodness! That is a fun llama! Love it! Super cute CAS card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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