Hexagon Punch for CC&S

I don’t know about you, but mostly what I’ve used my hexagon punch for is the end of banners. I decided to actually use it for its true purpose and at the same time use the colours from this week’s challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

Stampin' Up! Hexagon Punch and Rose Wonder

Here’s the colour banner for this week:

I went to the regals and subtles DSP stacks for night of navy and marina mist and cut out hexagons. I also used one of the retired backgrounds DSP stack in night of navy. There were of course many more hexagons cut than appear on this card – I’ll probably make another out of the surplus. First I stamped the sentiment from Rose Wonder in watermelon wonder and then placed my hexagons. I noticed that they don’t perfectly tessellate (how often do you get to use that word?!) because if I started at one side with an edge of a hexagon parallel to the card, when I got to the other side, that hexagon wasn’t parallel. And it should be. To get over that issue I started from the edges moving in and then popped up the middle hexagon so that it wouldn’t notice that it’s very slightly off!

Stampin' Up! Hexagon Punch and Rose Wonder

The envelope is lined with watermelon wonder from the DSP stack, cut out with the envelope liners.

I hope that you’ll check out the rest of the inspiration from the design team and have a go yourself with these colours. I found them really hard to start with, but in the end, I made two cards. I’ll share the other one tomorrow.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

5 comments

  1. Love this patchwork of hexagons and great idea to pop some up to give dimension – and solve your problem of tessellation – couldn’t resist using that word either!

  2. I love this. It’s clean and simple and really different. The colours work brilliantly and I love how you picked up the Watermelon Wonder with your envelope liner – nice! Caro x

  3. I always wanted this punch. Now I can see why. The colours are very reminiscent of a patchwork quilt so perfect for the design. Love it
    Louise xx

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