5/28/13

One more hexagon card

I saw this card on Swanlady’s Flickr photostream and I was in love. I don’t know if it was the purple or the hexagons, but I knew I wanted that die and stamp set. It turned out that it was an exclusive Hero Arts and Archiver’s set (I looked for it just now and I don’t see it on their website anymore) but I found it and now it’s mine, all mine…. bwhahahah. Ahem. Sorry.

I tried for hours to duplicate her card, using different papers and colors and stamps…but I could NOT get it right. So, I did something completely different. I stamped all of the hexagons in a light color ink, so it would be easier to place the die cut pieces, and left one open in which to stamp the greeting (Hero Arts). Some of the pieces are popped up on foam tape for a bit of added dimension. A couple of the hexagons are not perfectly placed, but hey – it’s handmade, whaddaya want? Perfection? Yeah, me, too. Imperfection is good, too, sometimes.

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I liked it so much, I made two of them. I just used different paper, so I didn’t take a photo of it. This paper is from an American Crafts 6 x 6 paper pad I found at Target.

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5/25/13

Back in the saddle again

So to speak. I am still replenishing my card stash and having fun with some new dies.

Hexagons are all over the place right now and I was happy to hop on the hexagon bandwagon. This is a Papertrey die – Happy Hexagons, I believe. I cut the die from white card stock and a couple of different pieces of patterned paper from the Doodlebug Flower Box 6 x 6 paper pad. I put a whole piece of red flowered paper behind the die and added in the hexagon pieces here and there. I tried making a pattern with them, but in the end it just ended up being random-ish. The sentiment is a Just Rite stamp, punched out with a circle punch and popped up on some foam tape, with more of the red flowered paper behind it.

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I hope the hexagon trend sticks around for a while, I really love the look of it. I will be back soon with another hexagon card, so please stop back by.

If anyone would like to see more wedding photos, please click here. Be warned – there are lots of them!

I will leave you with this photo of a scaredy cat. We had a thunderstorm just south of us the other day, but the thunder was quite loud and apparently someone didn’t like it.

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Yep, Mr. Mikey, under the bed. Poor kitteh.

5/21/13

Rumors of my disappearance…

are highly exaggerated. I’ve been busy writing replies to letters, making cards, doing laundry, cleaning windows, letting the kitties out, letting the kitties in – good times.

I made a birthday card today that took more than a couple of hours, but I can’t show it to you yet. It goes in the mail tomorrow and I don’t want to spoil the surprise. I can show you this, though.

The wedding card I made for Geoffrey and Lauren. Since they weren’t having a traditional wedding, I decided to make a non-traditional card. I love this verse (Hampton Art Stamps) and I thought about doing it in black and white, but decided colorful was more fun, and more suited to the happy couple.

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I colored over the words with Copic markers, using the chisel tip end. I think that’s the first time I have ever used that end of the marker. We won’t talk about how many tried it took to get it right, ok?? It looks simple enough, I know. It’s not.

Here is the inside (Verses Rubber Stamps):

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They liked it :-)