Special Delivery: Handle with Care

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I coming in today to show something a little different for me.  If you follow me regularly, you know that most of my designs feature heavy amounts of coloring.  I am very uncomfortable paper piecing and building paper layers, which makes this post a little unusual for me.  However, because of the dies I used today, it was easy to paper piece.

Today I built three different cards, with three different looks, and three different techniques, using all the same products.

I pulled some Honey Bee Stamps products out and started playing with them, trying to figure out the best way to developed this idea I had.  The long and short of the idea was that I wanted to build a card that had the hexagon die cuts layered with a baby announcement.

EK Gorman HBS 7:18 2.0EK Gorman HBS 7:18 2.1For the first card, I die cut some grey card stock with all three of the Hexagon Cover Plates (TopMiddle, Bottom).  I adhered the three die cuts together, and then die cut the die cuts with four of the dies from the Welcome Baby Honey Cut die set.  I used the baby’s head, the words special and delivery, and the sweet little bear.  I then took another sheet of grey card stock, and embossed the Hexagon Cover Plate Stipple die.  I stamped the images from Welcome Baby stamp set and colored them in with my copics.  Yes, copics will color on grey paper, you just have to use slightly darker color than you normally would.  I stamped out the sentiment ‘handle with card’ on some white card stock and adhered it to the card.  I added a little bit of tumbled blue distress ink to the top of the hexagons, and added back a few of the hexagon die cuts to finish this card.  I assembled everything and added it to an A2 card frame.

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EK Gorman HBS 7:18 1.3My second card takes the same idea, but uses it in a different way.  I die cut all three of the Hexagon Cover Plates again, this time die cutting the Top Plate and Bottom Plate in white and the Middle Plate in a teal blue card stock.  This time I die cut the Stipple Plate onto of the Top Plate die cut.   For a different look I stamped out the images and sentiment from the Welcome Baby stamp set, and die cut EK Gorman HBS 7:18 1.1them out with the corresponding Honey Cuts.  I adhered these on top of the Hexagon Die cuts creating a slightly different look than when I cut into it.  For this card, I put the ‘handle with care’ sentiment inside the card, along with an un colored teddy bear image.

EK Gorman HBS 7:18 3.1EK Gorman HBS 7:18 3.2For the third and final card, I tried something really different for me.  I die cut all three of the Hexagon Cover plates, all in white card stock.  I adhered them to each other, and set it aside.  Then on another piece of card stock, I stamped out the Welcome Baby images and colored them in.

I then assembled the card.  Taking a sheet of EK Gorman HBS 7:18 3.3clear acetate cut to 4.25″ x 8.5″ I folded it in half.  I adhered the card stock with the images onto the inside of the acetate, and a clean sheet of white card stock behind it, sandwiching in the acetate.  Then on the top of fold of acetate I added the Hexagon Cover.  I love how you can see through the hexagons and catch a glimpse of the images inside.  When you open the card, you see clearly, the stamped images inside (even if the bear has been colored in too darkly).

I hope you got a kick out of seeing three different cards created with all the same products, and I hope it inspires you to try different looks with what you have on hand.

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Honey Bee Stamps Products:

Welcome BabyWelcome Baby

Welcome Baby Honey CutWelcome Baby Honey Cuts

Hexagon Cover Plate StippleHexagon Cover Plate Stitched

Hexagon Cover Plate TopHexagon Cover Plate Top

Hexagon Cover Plate MiddleHexagon Cover Plate Middle

Hexagon Cover Plate BottomHexagon Cover Plate Bottom

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