Hello, and welcome to the weekend. I’m excited to work on some organization in my studio this weekend, and maybe even video tape a tour. I’ll have to see if I can bribe my son into helping me lol. In the meantime, I have a bit of a different post for you. Today I’m sharing a couple of cards I made while playing with the Concord & 9th Hexagon Designer Dies. This is such a fun and interesting die set. But, I had some ideas a little bit out of the box. Some that mixed in other Concord & 9th sets.
My color pallet is the same throughout all of these cards. I actually started out by cutting the strips in the set from a bunch of coral card stocks. Then, I worked with those colors for the accent pieces. Let me show you the first card.
For this card, I created the background piece using the new Brushed Background stamp and Altenew Blush ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I also die cut the hexagon background from Neenah.
I die cut the large Hexagon piece from C&9th’s Lovely Blossom set using Gina K Design Peach Bellini cardstock.
To create the sentiment, I die cut the hello from C&9th’s Rooting for You 4 times from some scrap Neenah, and layered them together with liquid adhesive. Then, I added some Versamark ink to the bottom of the sentiment, and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Gold embossing powder. I repeated that, to get a smoother look. The rest of the sentiment is from C&9th’s Tiny Tagalong, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Wow Opaque White Detail powder.
I added the hello to the large hexagon, added that the the card panel, then added it all to a Neenah card base. I finished the card off with some brushed gold foil hearts.
Next up is an idea I’ve had in my head since I first received the Hexagon Designer set.
The background is pretty similar to the last card, Neenah Classic Crest for the cardbase and the Hexagon background. This time I added the hexagon background right to a card base. Using the small hexagon from C&9th’s Bits & Pieces. I die cut a handful of hexagons (MFT Peach Bellini & Poppy, Gina K Coral Reef, Peach Bellini and Barely There, C&9th Gold Glitter). I created the pattern and adhered them with tape runner.
For the sentiment, I die cut the Oh from C&9th Hey Hi Hello from more gold glitter cardstock, and 4 white die cuts. I adhered them together with liquid adhesive. I die cut the hello from the same set using MFT Peach Bellini, 4 times as well. The vellum piece is from C&9th All Seasons. I added the sentiment to the vellum with liquid adhesive, then added the vellum to the card with more liquid adhesive. This one got a little messy, with all that liquid glue…
This one may be my favorite, and is the most out of my comfort zone.
For this one, the card base and hexagon piece are Gina K Barely There (love this soft coral color). I added all of the stripes I cut to the bottom of the hexagon, using tape runner to adhere it (cardstock colors are MFT Poppy & Peach Bellini, Gina K Peach Bellini and C&9th gold glitter).
The flowers are from C&9th Kindness Blooms (as is the sentiment). The larger flower is Sunray and Chamomile, the small flower Chamomile and Snapdragon, the middle flower Nimbus and Cloudy Sky, with Sunray, the leaves Olive and Moss (all Altenew inks). I added most of the flowers with tape runner, but used foam tape on the smaller flower and leaf. I added the sentiment to the card with foam tape.
This last card is a bonus card. I had some scrap backgrounds from the last card, and when I threw them down on the table, they made a cool pattern. So, I thought, why not make a card from that…
I started out created a frame for my scraps. I die cut the frame from Altenew’s Our Family Frame from some scrap Neenah. Then I traced the shape on a panel of Neenah, and cut out the center. Next layered my hexagon scraps to create the pattern I wanted, then added them to the back of the cut panel. I layered three more of the Altenew frames together, then added them to the card panel.
I had some scraps left over for the sentiment as well, from the last card. I did die cut it from some Neenah scraps, to get the pieces to inlay. The foliage pieces are from C&9th’s Everyday Bouquet and a tiny one from Kindness Blooms. I used some of the colors I’ve used throughout this post, and threw in some Gina K Applemint. I added foam tape to the sentiments, added the foliage, then added it all to the card panel. I finished the card off with a Gina K Barely There card base.
I had some much fun making these coral, feminine, hexagon cards. It was so nice to make just to make, to create what you want instead of what’s needed for a challenge. I need to do this more often.
Thanks for stopping by!