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15 Feb 2014

Hexagon Pyrimage

Ever onward with my quest to find new shapes and techniques I have had this sheet in my stash  since 2012 so thought it high time it saw the light of day. The design is not a true hexagon as the top and bottom do not equal the sides so I couldn't use my Hexagon dies to cut a card shape to accommodate  the pyrimage. Instead I used folded gold lustre card stock to cut a larger base around the design just measuring with  a ruler to get the same distance all round and leaving the card attached at the folded top to create the card shape.
Pyrimage sheet 'Popcorn the Bear' Crafter's Companion 2012  magazine freebie.
As the sheet was only thin paper I cut the hexagons out
then stuck to 160gsm card before cutting again.
Layered up using 2mm  3d pads on first three layers then 1mm on the rest.
Doily and black pearls from my stash.

Side view showing the layering in detail.

Sentiment is Sticker Anita's Glitterations.
2nd doily trimmed down to inner circle.
Ribbon box from my stash.
Entering into the following challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas #95 Use an animal on your card.
Crimbo Crackers  #58 Santa. (A Bear as Santa.)
C.R.A.F.T challenge #246 Christmas.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra # Anything goes Christmas.
Sparkles Christmas challenge #37 Anything goes.


  1. The layering is incredible & I love the doily background!

  2. Gorgeous shape and I love the doily which breaks it up....great creation!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Hi Mrs A - wow great card and a fab shape!

    You're obviously a lady of a lot of patience - I wouldn't have the patience to measure, cut and layer!! So this would still be in a drawer for me!


    PS - Love the story in the post below as well, my hubby brought me a birthday card one year in mistake for a Valentines!!!!

    Am off to investigate the new challenge as well.

  4. Very clever design Mrs A, the image is so cute.

    Warm hugs

  5. Fab card Mrs A and the layered image is gorgeous too! as about says your must have lots of patience to do these shaped cards xx

  6. You have given my eyeballs candy they have never seen before! Outstanding, Mrs. A!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Wow, your experiments are going really well, just been looking back at all the different designs you've been trying out and the results are wonderful x

  8. Well done you, I have tried these and made one heck of a mess but hey ho, this is superb, love it.

    Kath x

  9. Fabulous, I love the layers. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  10. This is one awesome 3D Hexagon shaped card! NJ!

  11. Super cute card! I love the design and all the layers! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week! xoxox

  12. What an awesome card, Mrs. A! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week and sharing this interesting technique!

  13. That sounds like an awful lot of work, but the result is stunning!

  14. Love the pretty layers. This technique makes such a pretty card.
    On a side note, Winterfest ends tomorrow night so will get cracking with butterfly cards then!

  15. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  16. Oh how cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTYHAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS EXTRA challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  17. Love these 'pyramid' cards or whatever this technique is properly called. So very impressive, and how you kept everything so 'even' with your ruler...amazing. Love the image you started with, and your final creation is stunning. Great card. TFS & Hugs

  18. This card made me smile and of course I love the colour of the card base x

  19. Wow, another pretty "out of the box" card! This is gorgeous and looks like a lot of cutting and matching. It sure came out great.

  20. How lovely is this?! I haven't done Pyrimage in forever. It seems like it is all on thin sheets that need to be remounted before layering up. It is such a fun technique, well worth the work!

  21. This is such a great hexagon card. I have been seeing a million hexagons done in fabric and this is refreshing. Love it...

  22. Oh how Gorgeous this is !! and thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and Blog hop good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  23. Love these 'pyramid' cards Mrs. A. they are so pretty.

    Hugs diane

  24. Love it - a great shape and I love the dimension too.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  25. This is just gorgeous with beautiful dimension on the image. Love the layering.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  26. ValerieAnne, I've nominated your blog for Leibster Award because you know I love your blog. You can find out more about the award here: I can't wait to read your answers, so be sure to let me know when you post!

  27. Hi Mrs A,
    what a fabulous creation. I love the super shape of this card. You sound very clever with all the measuring.
    Sadly I can't measure at the mo as I have to wait for my eye op to be able to see measurements. So I stick to mainly die cut shapes, except on odd occasions when I cut out. I even have to enlarge the print on you blog to be able to read it, so blogging takes me ages.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  28. Hi Mrs A

    Lovely to see a different shaped card .. .. I really must break out of my "square" offerings! LOL!!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  29. So sweet. Love the way you've made the matching shaped base card. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenges. I hope you're enjoying the hop.

    Hugs Helen P xx

  30. Love the shape and the pyramage. Thanks for entering another lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon x

  31. Love the shape of this card Mrs A, its such a fun design and the pyrimage looks brilliant and really draws your eye into the image :) Donna ♥ x

  32. What a cutie, I like the doily detail too xx


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