Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge


It's time for the October Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge!  This month we are being challenged to create a holiday card in non-traditional colors, and I chose the hawaiian shores, aqua mist, simply chartreuse, and new leaf color combination.  I've been wanting to try using some of the hexagons from the Hexagon Die Cover Plate as ground cover, and this was a great opportunity.  After running the cover plate through my Vagabond, I used a craft knife to trim out a bunch of the hexagons, leaving the border.


Next I stamped each hexagon piece with a pattern from Happy Hexagons, using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder.  I love the look it created!  I also tried out an awesome embossing technique I learned from Heather Nichols.  Did you know that you can take a stamp and press it first into your Versamark pad and then any ink that you choose?  When you cover it with clear embossing powder and heat it, you end up with an embossed image in the color of the ink!  No need to buy any colors of embossing powder!!!  I used hawaiian shores ink and clear embossing powder for the hat and gloves on this snowman, and I used new leaf ink on simply chartreuse cardstock for the scarf.


For this little guy I used new leaf ink with clear embossing powder on the hat cut from new leaf cardstock and the scarf cut from hawaiian shores cardstock.  The sentiment is from On Ice.

Be sure to stop by Nichole Heady's blog for more non-traditional colored holiday inspiration!

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28 comments:

Cecilie said...

Super cute idea to use the hexagons as snow drifts.

artful-notions said...

What a wonderful blog! Perfect use of the hexies as snow!

Rhonda said...

Love the clever use of hexagon cover plate. Very fun!

Tracey McNeely said...

Katie this is brilliant! I love the hexagons embossed for the snow!

laughadaisy said...

Great card. ;-) I love how you used the hexagons for the snowy ground, with the lovely textures and patterns. Your snowmen are adorable - I love what you did with the color combo. Love it! ;-)

Kim H said...

Katie ~ this is way too CUTE!! I LOVE the idea of taking the hexagon die and making ground cover! BRILLIANT! The clear embossing give it the sheen look on a cold crisp day in the winter! I n PA this happens a great deal! I LOVe the non traditional colors too! You know I NEVER knew that about the Versa mark until AFTER I bought about 30 colored powders! I have to say I rarely pull out my embossing powders now ~ no need too! Well I bought these snowman becasue of you ~ I LOVE them!! Just a PERFECT winter card!! LOVE!!

Banu said...

WOW, beautiful card. Loved the hexagon die as grounding piece. Loved all the details, embossing. Superb.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...love the LO of this card and all the embossing!! Lee-Ann :)

chillin with Quillin said...

like the hexagon for the ground, the snowmen are cute, and love the colors!!!!
Paula

Maria said...

super cute card

Annette said...

how cute..i love those snowman and the hexagons..super cute..

Nancy said...

Just so cute and so creative. I love the way you used the hexagons!

Marybeth said...

Love your mound of snow….. so creative and what a great idea. Adorable card, Katie!

victoria h said...

very cute snowmen - gr8 card.

Helen F. said...

Great hexagon snow, Katie! Your snowmen are adorable. Love the embossed sheen with this technique too. :)

Jacquie Southas said...

LOVE the texture you have created with all the embossing!

Sue Lelli said...

Katie, LOVE LOVE LOVE the snow hexagons and your snowmen are so CUTE! LOVE the glittery top hat!

Karen C. said...

The hexagon snow banks are so sweet. I love when you can use one stamp set in so many different ways. the snow men are really cute too!!

Tracey C. said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! Love the hexagon snowbanks! Awesome idea! Those little snowmen are too sweet. Thanks for sharing!

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute card. Very clever to use the hexagons as snow. Love how you embossed them too!

LEG Studios said...

Super cute card. I love all of the embossing!

Candice S said...

Great card! The colors are fabulous & the embossing details pretty!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oh my goodness katie, I love this!!! I saw it on facebook this morning but couldn't comment at the time! I love the hexegon "snow". It just so cute!!!!

Missy said...

This is fabulous, I love the snow scene you created with the hexagons, this set is on my wish list for sure!!

Jennifer said...

Katie,

Super cute card!!! :) Very creative! Are those hexagons hard to work with?

Thanks so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Greta said...

Very clever using the hexies for your snowbank! Darling card!

Cindy said...

This card is sooo ADORABLE Katie!:)

Juanita B said...

Wow, I am so impressed by your work it is beautiful, TFS.