It’s that time of month again when the designers over at Elizabeth Craft Designs gets together and creates a selection of projects around one theme, or in other words…the monthly Designer Challenge. This month our challenge was to to play around with “Hexagons” including but not limited to the new Stitched Hexagon die set and the Fitted Hexagon die set.
I tried to create a hexagon card that had a bit of a classic patchwork feel to it. I wanted to the card to feel a little nostalgically old, but with a modern shape to the actual card.
Step 1: Die cut two hexagons out of the largest Stitched Hexagon dies out of Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 2: Score one of the Hexagons half and inch from the top.
Step 3: Add 6mm double side adhesive to the scored area, and adhered the two white sides of the hexagons.
Step 4: Pick three coordinating papers from the Sweet Vintage Rose paper pack, and die cut a bunch of the same sized hexagons.
Step 5: Starting at the bottom of the card, using a Kids Choice Glue, adhere a whole hexagon to the card.
Step 6: Moving in a circular motion and placing the papers in a pattern, adhere the other hexagons.
Step 7: Adhere additional hexagon in the extra spaces in a similar manner, except this time trim the excess off.
Step 8: Using the trimmed off excess, create little triangles with your scissors and add it to the middle of the card, filling in the center hexagon.
Step 9: Using the Laundry Party stamp set, stamp out the floral bouquet onto some Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. Then using the coordinating die set, die cut out the image. Give it a quick color using your alcohol markers, trying to coordinate your colors with your papers. Adhere the bouquet to the project with double side adhesive.
Step 10: Die cut the sentiment from Words 2- Thinking of You die set in Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhered to the project using Kids Choice Glue. Touch the left side of the letters with two shades of blue alcohol marker to shadow the word.
I hope you got the nostalgic feel of old school patchwork I was aiming for today. Make sure you pop over to the ECD Blog to see all the different projects that the Design Team has come up with for this month’s challenge.
And don’t forget to comment on the blog while you are over at ECD, because you have a chance to win this month’s giveaway.
The question for the $20 giveaway this month is What is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies?