Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hexagon Love

Well, I have seen hexagons all over the place and finally took the plunge and bought a set of hexagon nesting dies.  There are 15 in all so you get some great matting possibilities.
I cut an Andrea Victoria My Mind's Eye card with a larger hexagon and then a smaller one for the sentiment.  Fun, huh?  The sentiment is from Studio Calico/Hero Arts' Wonderful World.
I made another with a larger middle portion featuring a fun sentiment from  Fabulous by Technique Tuesday.
For this one, I cut a bunch of hexagons from the Simply Jane patterned paper (PTI) and then swiped chamomile tea dye ink around the edges before adhering them to Aqua Mist cardstock.  I stamped the Think Big Favourites sentiment on vellum and wrapped it around the front panel before adhering it to an Autumn Leaves kraft card.
Since I used vellum, I will enter this one into the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays:

Next, I tried a shabby vintage look on this one with lots of layers of inking and stamping.  I got this fun set from Cavallini & Co with all sorts of airmail and postage stamps.  I stamped off the Brown Sugar Jenni Bowlin ink and stamped a whole bunch of images all over the panel.
Then I stamped the hexagon background (Market Street Stamps) over the whole front without stamping off.  I stamped the sentiment in Vintage Cream ink and swiped more of the ink around the outside and smudged it with my fingers.
I mounted it with foam dots on a vintage cream card.  Not my usual style but I quite like it!

Now, I celebrated Father's Day a little early and I've already posted my Father's Day card that I made using the MIM technique of a pocket card:
 I wrapped up his gift with some tissue paper that I stamped with 'Vater' (German for Father) using my new Stepping Stone Alphabet set:

I crumpled the tissue a bit and then repeatedly stamped it all over.  I even stamped a manila tag and used Fillable Frames as well.
I used the globe image stamped off from this Wonderful World stamp set:

He loved that it was so personalized!  That's why I love using alphabet sets ... you can write their name, a special sentiment or whatever you like.

So, have you been caught by a new trend and purchased something new lately?

Paper: Andrea Victoria My Mind's Eye card, Gina K chocolate
Stamps: Wonderful World (Studio Calico and Hero Arts collaboration)
Ink: PTI Vintage Cream ink
Misc:  foam dots, QuicKutz hexagon nesting dies 
Jenni Bowlin
foam dots

Paper: Andrea Victoria My Mind's Eye card, Gina K chocolate
Stamps: Fabulous by Technique Tuesday
Ink: PTI Vintage Cream ink
Misc:  foam dots, QuicKutz hexagon nesting dies

Paper: Autumn Leaves kraft card, PTI aqua mist, Gardner vellum, PTI Simply Jane patterned paper
Stamps: PTI Think Big (selectively inked)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Vintage Tea dye duo
Misc: Tombo Mono Multi glue, QuicKutz hexagon nesting dies

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft
Stamps: Cavallini & Co Par Avion stamp set, MSS hexagon background
Ink: PTI Vintage Cream, Jenni Bowlin brown sugar
Misc: foam dots

Paper: red tissue paper, Avery manila shipping tag
Stamps: Stepping Stone Alphabet set:, PTI Fillable Frames, Wonderful World (globe image)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;  Jenni Bowlin chili powder, brown sugar
Misc: hemp twine


Mayol said...

Cara, you are rocking the hexagons on these cards!

Shirley said...

The pieced hexagon patterned paper over the Aqua Mist cardstock is my favorite!

Virginia L. said...

Like you, I have been on a hexagon kick as well. Your creations are awesome--all of them! Love the use of vellum as the sentiment! The design is so crisp and pretty!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Christina said...

These are all so fantastic, Cara! You've inspired me to break out my only hexagon stamps and finally give this trend a try. I especially LOVE the vintage look of the stamped postmarks and the soft sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful collection of cards! That hexagon card is a stunner. I love how you laid the vellum sentiment panel over it. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kimberly said...

Cara - I LOVE all of these cards! I've been wanting some hexagon dies, but haven't taken the plunge yet. You may've just pushed me over the edge! I love the way you used the vellum over your hexagons. Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!