Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Happy Hexagons!

You'd have to have been holidaying in Outer Gunga if you haven't noticed the hexagon trend in the papercrafting world! I'm a big fan I have to say, and when I saw this week's sketch at Clean and Simple Stamping I wondered if hexagons might work. Here's how it looks:


I snipped my hexagons out of a handy designer paper from the Tea for Two range - which contains some truly gorgeous designs! - and arranged them across my panel. The panel was then matted onto some Naturals Ivory card stock which really brought out the the yellow and green of the hexagons.


I don't need to say it again I know but I just LOVE the look of this sentiment when it's snipped out and laid across a design. If Stampin' Up rubber wasn't such excellent quality I swear I would've worn this stamp out by now!


This is the sketch that I was working from today (I've changed the orientation of my card base):

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: A Word For You
Ink: Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory
Other: Tea For Two designer paper, paper snips
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What an amazing day yesterday! We decided not to risk sitting in a traffic jam but spent the day soaking up the sunshine in the garden instead. ALL the legs came out (except my eldest son's - he doesn't reveal his legs for some reason I haven't yet fathomed!) and I don't know if it was just me but did the garden get a lot bushier during the day?!

See you tomorrow,

20 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky - I'm staying up late watching TV and your post popped up - am I the first to comment??
    So just before I head off to bed - it's nearly 1am (!) I thought I'd leave you a comment on your lovely card. I love the hexagons and I have that paper - will have to dig it out and get cutting! - Jacqueline xx

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  2. Brilliantly laid out hexagons, Vicky. Not tried using any myself...but must! I love your scripty sentiment, too x

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  3. A very simple card but looks terrific! After the cold winter you've had, I'm guessing the sunny bank holiday was very welcome.

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  4. Love your hexagons!!! So pretty in those colors and they work great for a clean and simple card. Also love how you cut around the sentiment - I'll have to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Lynn

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  5. Fantastic Vicky! Great use of hexagons and I adore your snipped sentiments. I might give that a try but doubt if my snipping would be as good as yours - I can sip along a line but not evenly to one side of it.

    I swear the leaves were unfurling in the garden here yesterday as well!!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  6. Morning Vicky...just love the simplicity of your lovely card and your colours are gorgeous..

    Anne

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  7. Very on-trend card here Vicky! Love the layout and the cute sentiment. xxx

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  8. Beautiful hexies Vicky, I love the faux stitching. The colours are gorgeous especially the Natural Ivory cardstock, and like you I LOVE this sentiment.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  9. Love the hexagon shapes, great card. It has not yet appeared on the Clean and Simple website, have you overlooked putting your link. X

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  10. Your card is so enchanting, Vicky! I don't know if it's allowed for you to enter it in other challenges, but I just noticed that the CASology cue card word this week is "hexagons!" I hope you can enter it; your card is perfect for it!!

    (I love your new profile piccie!)

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  11. Love the colour combo Vicky, great design too.

    I agree the plants in the garden are making up for lost time.

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  12. Love your take on the sketch Vicky. And of course that sentiment. I have that set on my wanted list!

    Kat xx

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  13. Honeycomb fan right here!! LOVE your take on this weeks Sketch!!!

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  14. Your patchwork hexagons look amazing, such a great take on that sketch. We too stayed in the garden..bliss

    Louise xx

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  15. Ooooh gorgeous Vicky! I really love hexagons at the moment...they are so clean looking! And I always love your sentiment cut out like that!
    Lizy xx

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  16. I thought for a moment that you had cut those hexagons freehand!! found the DP in the catalogue though... great way to use a busy pattern :0) Perfect for the sketch too!!
    Love the homespun feel :0)
    Jenny x

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  17. Works perfectly! I love hexagons and can't wait to get this set!

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  18. I love the hexagons Vicky, and the sentiment is great cut out!

    Bev x

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  19. This is such a great card. I'm a big fan of the hexagon trend at the moment, and I love what you have done with the Tea for Two DSP. The sentiment always looks great when you've cut round it x x

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  20. fussing cutting hexagons you are brave or very talented, well yes you are both brave and talented ! sensational card and love how you have used all of those lovely pieces of patterned paper.

    Marie

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x