Hi there folks,
I hope that you are enjoying a fabulous crafty time 🙂
Today I’m sharing a handmade card which is designed for the male folk in our lives.
I have a lot of paint swatch strips that I have collected over the last few years, I wanted to put them to good use. So I spent an evening with two punches, a hexagon punch and a small butterfly punch. I then went to town on the sample strips, punching out many shapes from a large variety of colours.
I knew that I wanted to make a male card using the hexagons and here is what I came up with:
I lay out the hexagons that I had chosen to use and adhered them to a white card panel.
I chose white as I wanted the colours to pop. The card base is 300gsm, half a sheet of standard A4 and measures 10.5cm wide and is scored at 14.8cm. Each panel is then a half centre smaller in both height and width than the previous one.
I wanted to add dimension without the bulk of foam pads – three layers achieves this quite nicely I think. This is great for reducing postage costs 🙂
Here is the finished project:
I added a thin strip of black card to edge the hexagon pattern and stamped a simple greeting from a Lawn Fawn stamp set. I also added some white Nuvo Drops for accent details – I used white to keep the focus on the bright hexagons.
Here is the inside of the card plus the envelope :
I used a hexagon stamp set by Stampin’ up – it may now be retired but it suited this project perfectly.
Thank you for your time and for stopping by 🙂
Take Care and Happy Crafting!