New Video: Hexagon Punch and Painted Blooms

Yesterday I shared a card that challenged me to use my Hexagon punch.  Today, I’m happy to share a video tutorial that walks you step-by-step through the process I used to create that pattern, along with some other tips for using the Hexagon punch.  Here’s the card I shared yesterday (you can see my original post here):

Love is Happiness, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Hexagon Punch, Stampin' Up!Some people are really great at creating beautiful collages with hexagons.  I struggle.  That’s why I created this symmetrical shape with a collection of hexagons – we have to do what works for us, right?  Whether you choose to recreate this flower shape or some other collection of hexagons, the method described in this video will help you to create a continuous pattern with whatever paper or punch you use.  And here’s my video:

Two sizes of hexagons?  I received several questions yesterday about the two sizes of hexagons in this project, so I thought I’d offer an explanation.  🙂  I glued the cropped hexagons to a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  Since all the hexagon edges were straight, I simply snipped around the edges, leaving a thin strip of Blackberry Bliss on the outside of the flower shape.  It wasn’t complicated snipping – even though my snipping wasn’t exact, I was super-happy with the result.

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

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  1. You are a paper crafting genius! When I saw your card yesterday I wondered how you got it to look like evything lined up so beautifully. Mystery solved – and captured on video! Thanks for sharing a great idea for using some of my favorite dsp ever!

  2. Hexgon man! (Cue music) Brilliant!

  3. Brian I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again, you are a creative genious! The post it’s are a perfect solution to lining up the patterns. I also was curious about the border. Thanks for explaining that too. Well done my friend.

  4. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Loved the card yesterday! And what a great way to get such a perfect result with the “post-it note” trick! Thanks so much, Brian!

  5. Phyllis Shepherd

    Nice video Brian!!! Great tips!!!

  6. Thank you so much! Using the post-its is pure genius.

  7. Elvy Burlingame

    Man, talk about tech talent . . . you got it Brian, Thanks for sharing.

  8. Mystery solved! I just might have to CASE this technique for my Mother’s Day cards this year. Thank you for the awesome video!

  9. HI Brian:

    Just a huge THANK YOU from me to you for making what looked like a very complicated design nice and easy. I have to agree with all your other admirers, you are a design genius! The card you created was amazingly beautiful. I just love your videos!

  10. Thanks for the demo, Brian. It’s a beautiful card. The Post-its make it so easy, but I hadn’t thought of using them that way. Brilliant! 🙂

  11. Funny how the a brain works, I would have never thought of this simple way to get Great results. Excellent tip, thank you Brian!

  12. wondered how you did that! thanks for the video tip Brian

  13. Thanks for the great explanation about yesterday’s card. Your video was so good it convinced me to place an order. Nice work, Brian!

  14. Great video and explanation of how you did this. As always, you never cease to amaze me. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  15. Another GREAT idea, Brian! Never thought to use PN in that manner. So pleased you are around and so very clever and enjoy sharing with us. You are super!

  16. Great instructional video ! You made it easy to follow your steps toward creating this project . I plan to try that technique of using the PN for more card making endeavors .
    Thank you !

  17. Very nice tutorial, thank you. I have that punch, now I need to play with it. Placed my order; free shipping, woot!!!

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