Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Enjoying the Hexagon


Search "hexagon" on Google and you end up with a yield of about 6,990,000 results 0.39 seconds. This little shape is truly amazing, and worthy of that many entries on the world wide web. Throw in some awesomely trendy patterns such as wood grain, and its this clean and simple cardmaker's dream stamp.

This one layer card created for the Happily Ever Challenged Challenge consists of three stamps: the woodgrain hexagon from Schlosser Designs stamped in a row in two different colors-sides touching, the outline hexagon from the same set stamped to overlap, and a simple sentiment. I scored a line at the top and bottom for a bit of visual interest. This design allows you to switch up the patterns and colors for a completely different kind of card. For instance, switch to the hexagon polka dotted stamp and stamp in light greens and purples, add a touch of light brown and you have a baby or little girl's birthday card.


Supplies Used: 
Masculine Enjoy: Cardstock: (Kraft) Stampin'Up! Stamps: (Hexagon-A-Thon) Schlosser Designs (sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages) PTI Ink: (Lime Green, Citrus Chalk) Colorbox (Onyx Black) Versafine
Baby Celebrate: Cardstock: (Very Vanilla) Stampin'Up! Stamps: (Hexagon-A-Thon) Schlosser Designs (sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages) PTI Ink: (Lavender Lace, Sage Shadow Pigment) Stampin'Up! (Antique Linen Distress) Ranger

23 comments:

  1. Karen, you amaze me with how you use stamps in such creative ways! You ROCK!

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  2. Love the top one, would be perfect for a guy's birthday card or something, love the woodgrain and kraft.

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  3. Wow! Way to use that stamp set!

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  4. Wow! Love the bold graphic! Love how your experiment with stamps!

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  5. wonderful way to use those stamps!! so fun!

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  6. I've never looked at hexagons that way - thanks for stretching my imagination!

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  7. So stylish, Karen! Thanks for playing along with HEC! :)

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  8. Love this clean and graphic design Karen!

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  9. Oh yes - this is the perfect card. Seriously! Love the clean lines and the fresh design. You are rocking the SD stamps today!

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  10. Lurrrrrrrve this! It appeals to my happy, clean, graphic side! I thought you'd done a kissing technique with your stamps but that woodgrain hexagon is fabby!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  11. I love both of these Karen! Your use of the plain ol' hexagon inspires me :)

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  12. This looks like fun. I love playing with shapes..........
    Cynthia Schelzig..Cynnie

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  13. Woo hoo, 2 cards for us today! YAY!
    It's amazing how different the same LO can be! I love those hexagons...and the scored lines too!

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  14. What a great shape - I love your CAS cards!

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  15. Love it.. your cards are the best!

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  16. you do this clean and graphic style so very well, karen! and your so right about changing it up a bit for a totally different look!

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  17. Wow - I love the graphic look of these cards!

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  18. Both are so great- love how completely DIFFERENT they look with the small change! :)

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  19. You are so dang talented! Love these!

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  20. Girl I love the colors on the first card! So cool and it would be an awesome card for a guy!

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  21. That first card knocks my socks off!! Like I've always said...You are the Queen of CAS!!!! Great work!

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