Thursday, November 8, 2012

MC Nov/12 - Hexagons & Wheat - 3 ways cards

One of the challenges is to use hexagons and another is a single layer card and another is use a stamp 3 ways... These are the results.

I used the Cuttlebug "Honeycomb" embossing folder set, the Wheat Sheaf from Inkadinkado "Meadow" set, and the sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design.

Click on any image to see a larger version. Enjoy

ID: MC Nov/12 - Hexagons & Wheat - Sympathy: 4"w x 6"h
On the first card, I inked up an Impression Obsession CAC "Bubbles" stamp with Distress pads in Scattered Straw, tapped lightly with Barn Door and Peeled Paint, misted with water and stamped. This one was from the 3rd generation stamping. Love the soft effect it has.
Cut some cardstock rectangles to use to emboss only a part of the honeycomb folder. Cut a mask/stencil of the rectangle to sponge the outside edge border in the Straw and touched lightly with the Barn Door. Stamped the wheat with Versafine Olympia Green and touched with the Black. Pressed hard to get the design into the crevices. Cut a larger mask of the honeycomb to burnish the embossed design down from the back prior stamping my sentiment. Used the stencil to sponge some red. Stamped the sentiment with the green and black pad. Added a die cut green bow from my stash and gold Peel Off lines for the border.

ID:  MC Nov/12 - Hexagons & Wheat - Thinking of You: 4.25"w x 5.5"h
On this 2nd card I cut out a stencil of a Hexagon to fit my sentiment, painted the area on my green card with Adirondack "Snow Cap" dauber a couple times, drying between layers. Edged the hexagon using a Sakura Gel pen "Ruby". Sponged the hexagon with the Distress red. Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx.
Stamped the wheat Sheaf's a couple times with Versafine Toffee and embossed with Queen's Gold. Place the Honeycomb embossing folder over my card front and used a hard rubber mallet to selectively emboss areas.

ID:  MC Nov/12 - Hexagons & Wheat - Thanks 5.5"w x 4.75"h
On this 3rd card I decided to do a shaped card of a Hexagon. I used my electronic cutter with the weld option of two hexagons and cut out, scored and created the top fold card from white cardstock. Sponged the Straw all over, then embossed with the border embossing folder from the Honeycomb set. Did that on 3 edges. Sponged some of the red all over.
Stamped the wheat with the green and black pads. Stamped the sentiment with the Toffee and embossed with the gold, then shadowed with a 4B pencil and blended with a paper stump.

And the fit for these challenges:
Craft your Passion  #135 Hexagons
Simplicity By Late Blossom  #OLW 113 CAS Dark Red, Yellow/Gold, green
Crafts & Me Challenge  #109 use red
Crafty Creations Challenge  #195 no flowers
CCEE Stampers  #12-45  use only part of an embossing folder
Totally Stampalicious   Make 3 CAS cards using the same stamp
Pixie Dust Studio  #152  fall colros

Incy Wincy Designs  #171 Thanks
The House That Stamps Built  #117  Thanks
Aud Sentiments  #67  Thanks

Simon Says Stamps Challenge  Thinking of you/sympathy
Moving Along with the Times  Spotlight
Cute Card Thursday  #242  sketch (see below) - sympathy card


Dragonlady said...

Great shaped card. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Sabrina said...

What a fabulous trio of cards! I'd find it hard to pick a favourite. Love the gold embossing on the green one, but the warm colours in the hexagon one are just wonderful. Thank you for playing along with the CCEE Stampers this week.

Sue B said...

Wow! these are all gorgeous Yogi… I love the wheat sheaf image and it looks so good embossed in gold! love the colours on all of them and the fab hexagon shapes!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Both cards are really beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at the CCEE stampers.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Yogi :-) all of them are absolutely stunning and the sentiments are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sarah J Moerman said...

Great sympathy cards! The tall grass fits so well with the theme! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Lisa xx said...

Well you've certainly been busy! What a super card you've entered into aud sentiments - thank you for joining us xx

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Yogi - this is a lovely set of cards. Love the stamp set you've used. Thank you for sharing a card at Incy Wincy Designs this week in our "Giving Thanks" challenge - I really like the pretty autumnal colour scheme.
Helen x (DT)

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Craft your Passion. And good luck..

Caz xx CYP DT

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful cards .. love the gold wheat
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Bumblebee said...

Love the hexagons embossing, and very clever one layer cards!

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Susan said...

Great use of hexagons on all of these beautiful cards!! I think the second one is my favorite!

alethea said...

Love your use of all the hexagons! Perfect for our challenge at CYP! Thanks for joining us! Hugsxx

Deanna said...

Awesome cards and great use of hexagons.~Stunning!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh these are all super, Thanks for playing on MAWTT with our Spotlighting Challenge this week, Hazelxo

Ruthie said...

Always love your creations Yogi. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.


Crea-Sandra said...

lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!
Hugs xx Sandra