Essence of Love

I use my Hexagon punch all the time to create perfect banner tips on my projects – that punch is a staple on my craft desk.  When it comes to punching hexagons, though, I must admit that the punch remains a bit unused.  Since the punch is always out, I challenged myself to use the punch this past weekend, and here’s what I came up with:

Love is Happiness, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Hexagon Punch, Stampin' Up!

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sweet Sentiment.  Do you recognize this sentiment?  While I’ve seen many projects with the image that coordinates with this sentiment, I’ve not seen one with just the sentiment – and I LOVE this sentiment (if we can’t find a way to love one another, can we at least be kind?).  It’s from Love is Kindness – the single stamp with the beautifully wrapped tulips.  Because I was challenging myself to use the Hexagon punch, I was happy to see how perfectly the sentiment fits inside the small shape.  A little heart from my Confetti Heart Border Punch balances the image is kindness
  • Painted Blooms.  There’s a 12″ x 12″ page in Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper that’s an entire page of beautiful flowers.  Some have simply framed it as beautiful wall art, while others have cut the paper into six pieces to create a beautiful backdrop for a stack of cards.  I cut into this page to create a continuous image in hexagons.  I’ll share more about that tomorrow.
  • Color Combination.  I love the colors created in this Designer Series Paper.  Luckily, I was able to pull a section of several of these colors from this image:  Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and Blackberry Bliss.  Are they not gorgeous together?  If you, too, like this combination, feel free to save this:Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Love is Kindness  Papers:  Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Rose Red  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories:  Hexagon punch, Confetti Heart Border punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. As always, GORGEOUS! What fun using hexagon punch.

  2. I can imagine that it was difficult to line the images up so well. What a result! And that little heart fits perfectly inside the masked sentiment!

  3. How did you get two sizes of the hexagon?Love the concept….will add to the possibilities!

  4. A great challenge , Brian! It is a beauty and one I will copy for sure. Really neat!

  5. Love this card need to know how it was done to get 2 sizes of the hexagons. You just must do a veido and show us how it was done. PLEASE

    • Sharon – There just might be a video tomorrow, but it doesn’t address two hexagons. I’ll add in some text to describe the “look” of two hexagons.

  6. Brian, your card is beautiful! I love it!

  7. I’m curious as to how you got two sizes of hexagons.

  8. Love this card! Can’t wait to try this great way of using the hexagon punch.

  9. Well, now you have us all hanging on tenterhooks for tomorrow and the whole hexagon business. Can’t wait!

  10. Ahhhhh. After zooming in, “I SEE SAID THE BLIND MAN”. You cheated, lol.

  11. Love it, Brian! Also waiting to hear about the hexagons!!

  12. Love this ! I have an old punch that has two sizes of “Hexies” So….this is a great way to use some of that beautiful dsp and my dusty old punch .
    Well done Capt. Clever !

  13. Good Morning Brian:

    What a beautiful card to wake up to and I must say that I too love that saying. Your hexagon positioning of the DSP is amazingly perfect. This is a fabulous card and I can’t think of anyone that wouldn’t love to receive it. Of course the color combination is just fabulous and you, Mr. Talent, are fabulous as well!

  14. If I had another thumb, this would be 3 thumbs up. Great job!

  15. Brian, I love how you used the sentiment from this stamp. Most people only use the tulip image (which is very beautiful), but using the sentiment only really showcases how lovely it is. Words we all need to remember! Thanks for this.

  16. What a lovely way to display this beautiful DSP Brian. I love how you used the Hexagon punch, I too neglect it a bit.
    Hmm..did you punch the paper and then glued it to the CS and then cut around it? I’m curious too so I will stop pondering and wait for your explanation tomorrow.

  17. Sooo pretty!

  18. Awesome! Can’t wait until tomorrow, think I know what you did, but on pins and needles to see if I am right.

  19. Simply beautiful Brian. Your mind works in mysterious and creative ways. I love that DSP and how you used it. More about it tomorrow? Could that mean a new video? We shall see, we shall see. Great job Brian

  20. Wow, that is beautiful…so much in so little. Anxious to hear more on the hexagon punch!

  21. I love s this! especially the sentiment. Could you please tell me how you got your backing for the punch a little larger than the punch out itself? p.s. Would be a great video to do????? hint, hint,hint! Blessings

  22. Absolutely stunning! But where did you use the Wild Wasabi?
    I can’t wait for the video tomorrow.

  23. Tomorrow can’t come fast enough for us….. we MUST know how you pulled this off. True to the “king” way of doing things, this is an outstanding card. I love how the floral designs match up in every hexagon. Stunning creation!

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