Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hexagon Congratulations

Here's a quick card that with just a change of sentiment can be used for just about any occasion!  The hexagon punch and Six Sided Sampler stamp set make this one really easy!

 My stamping ladies made this one last month at my stamp-a-stack.  Don't you love these colors together?  If you can't get enough of this combo check out the Eastern Elegance DSP on page 154 of the catalog.  Great patterns huh?

  Anyway, back to the card.  The base is Coastal Cabana with the hexagon outline stamp stamped in the same color ink.  This is an easy stamp to line up in a pattern using the clear mount version.  A word of wisdom (cause I learned the hard way!), if you keep getting extra ink inside this outline stamp no matter how gently you ink up (remember with the new firm foam pads it's tap tap tap, not mash mash mash!) just trim out the extra rubber inside the design.  I used a craft knife to just trim it out….now no more ink shadows in my hexagons!  Don't be afraid to trim sentiments from images, cut the edges of the rubber off or alter your stamps to make them work for you!  You're not going to reach for a cool image if you always get an ink shadow or you hate masking off the sentiment.  Just remember to trim your clear mount stamps looking at the rubber side and not the label side…sometimes they aren't lined up exactly and you might trim your image by mistake!

  We used Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate for the other hexagons and then punched them out.  To get the circle in the center of just stamp your image then line up a small circle punch inside the hexagon…pretty easy to eyeball, and then punch out the hexagon.

  A little baker's twine knot tied right around the hole and a candy dot brad with rhinestone (and popped up) finish this one off.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps:  Six Sided Sampler, Sweet Essentials

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Smoky Slate

Accessories: Hexagon punch, circle punch, brad base, rhinestone, baker's twine, dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. Great card, how the one Hexie has the sentiment running through it!


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