Today’s post is dedicated to all of you who have bought the Hexagon Hive Thinlit and asked me how to use it beyond stamping. This card we made at my class and everyone was happy to see a new way to use this thinlit. It’s a simple technique and the results are stunning. See if you don’t agree?
CARD STOCK & CUTTING DIMENSIONS:
- The card base of Mint Macaron was cut at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″
- Whisper White- 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper- 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Blushing Bride- 8-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (for stamping)
- On the piece of Blushing Bride, stamp four flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set in Mossy Meadow Ink. Leave room for the “Happy Birthday” message.
- On the other end of the Blushing Bride, stamp the “Happy Birthday” message from the Rose Wonder stamp set in Mossy Meadow.
- Using Mossy Meadow Ink again, stamp the label outline from the Rose Wonder stamp set over the “Happy Birthday” message. Make sure the message is in the middle of the label. Since this is a photopolymer stamp set the lining up is a cinch.
PUNCHES & DIES, Oh, My:
- With the Petite Petals Punch, punch out the four stamped petite flowers. Scrunch them up a bit.
- Using the BIG Shot and the label die from the Rose Garden Thinlit set, cut out the “Happy Birthday” label.
- Run the piece of Whisper White card stock through the BIG Shot with the Hexagon Hive Thinlit.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
- Adhere the Hexagon Hive cut out over the piece of the Birthday Bouquet DSP. Guess what I used to adhere these together?? Yep, Multi-Purpose Glue!
- Attach these two layers to the card base.
- Attach the “Happy Birthday” label with Dimensionals in a place that’s pleasing to you.
- With dabs of glue or Glue Dots attach the Blushing Bride flowers.
- Add some bling using Rhinestones or Pearls.
My tip to you is to try and leave some of the solid honeycombs showing to break up the busy areas. The white gives your eyes a break from the busy background pattern and can actually pop the background more, because of the break there’s a greater contrast.
Try this technique using different Designer Series Papers, stamped backgrounds and holiday images.
Remember to make what you love and love what you make.
Embrace the day,