Monday, July 30, 2012

Moxie Fab Challenge | Hooked on Hexagons

Good morning! Evan and I are hanging out at home today, waiting to pick Jack up from his first day of pre-school camp. He officially starts pre-school next week, but I wanted to give him an introduction to his new school and teacher, before the first day. Evan's first day of pre-school was somewhat of a disaster (we were all in tears!), and I wanted to avoid that this time around. Jack handled it like a champ this morning and barely noticed we left. But I can't wait to pick him up in an hour... I miss having him around!

I had a chance to create two cards for the Moxie Fab Hooked on Hexagons challenge last night while watching the Olympics. I used Papertrey Ink's Happy Hexagons stamp set for both cards.

First up, a clean and simple card featuring Happy Hexagons, Think Big Favorites #3, and a lot of white space. I used PTI's hexagon cover plate to create the individual hexagon pieces. After stamping each piece I used the negative of the cover plate to line up the hexagons on my card before adhering:

(All supplies are Papertrey Ink - Stamps: Happy Hexagons, Think Big Favorites #3. Cardstock: Stampers Select White. Ink: Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon. Cover Plate: Hexagons.)

I went a completely different direction with my second card. I paired Papertrey Ink's Honey Bees with Happy Hexagons to created a fun, patterned card. The kraft cardstock was impressed using PTI's Simple Stripes impression plate and the hexagons were stamped with harvest gold ink.
 (All supplies are PTI - Stamps: Happy Hexagons, Honey Bees, Fillable Frames #10. Ink: Smokey Shadow, Harvest Gold. Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Kraft, White. Ribbon: Harvest Gold. Other: Buttons.)

I hope everyone has a fantastic Monday!


Contagiously Crafty said...

You're cards are both very beautiful. Nice job!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Erin! Thanks for linking this up to the Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

nancy said...

Love the placement of the hexagons in a diagonal along with a fabulous use of white space. (Wish I could do that!) And your bee themed card is charming.

Susan said...

Love what you've done with this die!