Those of you who know me well, know that "shabby chic" is not my usual style, but I saw a card with a similar background on the Nicole Heady's Papertrey Ink blog and loved it. So when SU came out with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder in the Spring Catalog, I had to try it. It s a little tedious to make this card, I will admit, and would be much easier if there was a hexagon punch, but it's not really that bad.
I took two styles of DSP from the Sunshine and Sprinkles set that complemented each other and ran a small 5.5 x 2 inch piece of each through the BigShot in the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. This makes a very deep impression in the thinner designer paper, making it pretty easy to cut the hexagons out. I needed 8 of each design. Then I ran the Very Vanilla cardstock through the BigShot in the same embossing folder-- but only embossed about 2/3 of the paper, leaving one edge un-embossed. Then I taped the little hexagons in a pattern on the Vanilla piece.
Next I used the That's the Ticket set from the Spring Catalog and made two tickets on Very Vanilla cardstock- stamping the plain ticket in Marina Mist and second-stamping Lucky Limeade on the other and punched both out with the ticket punch. I stamped a greeting from the Tiny Tag set in Basic Black and tied both together with some bakers twine.
|Vanilla Flower Trim|
Finally, I took the Vanilla piece, all dolled up, and layered it on Marina Mist and then on a Lucky Limeade. So sweet and soft. I think this would make a nice invitation or sweet "friend" card.
|That's the Ticket Set|