Today I wanted to share with you a fabulous card I received this month as a swap card from fellow stamper, Stacey Lane! She joined my Fun n’ Crafty stampers last fall and creates the most amazing cards! Seriously, I need to start attending her classes.
But each month our group does a swap where you send one or two cards to other folks in the group and get a couple ideas back your way. This is the card she sent me this month:
Isn’t it fantastic?
So, here is the awesome part… see that patterned background? That isn’t designer paper – THAT IS STAMPED!!
She used the Six-Sided Stamper stamp set and hexagon punch to make this card.
Now, it seems like a lot, but the nice thing is that if you stamp and punch a bunch of random hexagon images, you can glue them down to a larger piece of paper – say a 5.5” x 8.5” piece of scrap paper and then cut it up to create a background for multiple cards.
I also love some of the touches she added like
- Sponging the hexagons in Smoky Slate, which really softens the look of the card
- Embossing the banner with the Decorative Dots embossing folder (free with an order as part of Sale-a-Bration)
- Using a toothpick to create a dimensional stick for the banner
- Using Pool Party core’dinations cardstock for a textured mat behind her stamped background.
So, now it is time for me to break out this stamp set again and try it out in a non-masculine style (which is what I normally think of with this set.
Stampin’ Supplies Used
Stamps – Six Sided Sampler, Simply Sketched (hostess set)
Ink – So Saffron, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
Paper – Whisper White, Pool Party Core’dinations cardstock (subtles collection), Smoky Slate
Accessories – Hexagon Punch, Big Shot, Decorative Dots embossing folder (sale-a-bration), Stampin’ Dimensionals