Saturday 5 September 2015

Quick and Easy Hexagons

Just a quick card today.  Yet another masculine one - being the only female in the household means that I have to make a lot of these!

It just so happens that 7 of the smallest hexagon dies fit perfectly across an A5 landscape card (21cm).  My youngest son likes minimalist cards, so when I found the Happy Patterns stamp set by Hot of the Press on sale in my local craft shop, I knew that they would be perfect for his birthday card.  I already had the hexagon nesting dies by XCut, and when I put the two items together; perfection.

I cut 3 of the smallest hexagons each in turquoise and navy blue card and 2 further hexagons in a pearlescent mid-blue card.  As I was intending to use silver peel-offs to match the silver embossing, I stamped the outline stamp onto 4 of the die cuts (2 navy and 2 turquoise), and used 4 of the other patterned hexagon stamps on the rest.  I used a Versamark ink pad and Heat it Up silver embossing powder.  Having arranged the embossed hexagons onto the front of my card blank - a piece of A4 white linen card folded in half - I glued them on, and simply added the peel-offs to finish.  Quick, easy, minimalist and clean looking; perfect for a teenage boy who doesn't like frills, flowers or fuss!

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