Monday, July 30, 2012

hello there

Hi Everyone!  It's been a while since I shared a card (or even created a card for that matter).  I've been creating mainly cards with colored images this year so I decided to create one with just stamping instead.

I recently discovered Studio Calico stamps which I use mainly for scrapbooking, but I wanted to create this card using some of the stamps as well. I used the little hexagon image from the Summer Stamp school (an online class they did).  Honestly, the stamp set was really all I got out of the class.  I hate saying that, but it was really a waste of money except for the stamp set and I will think twice before taking another one of their class.  (Geez, I feel mean typing that, but I just don't want my readers to think I loved the class and sign up based on that when I really didn't.)

Anyway, back to the card.  I stamped the hexagon images using different colored inks from CTMH and cut them out.  Then, I arranged them to create the background, trimmed the edge, and added a white border.  The brown patterned paper is from an Echo Park This & That Graceful paper pad.  The sentiment is from the Studio Calico Heyday Sentiments stamp set.  The twine is Caribbean from The Twinery.  (I plan to do a preorder of twine from The Twinery some time this month.)

Have a great week!



Cassandra said...

Oh Niki, thank you for this card and your honesty. I have really missed the "not necessarily always colouring cards" that i know you do so beautifully. Can we have more of this (and the honesty too).

Danielle said...

This is really pretty! I love the geometric design in the palette that you chose :) I love your honesty too-don't feel bad.

Tracey said...

I love this card Niki! The colours are fabulous!!

chris olsen said...

How fun and colorful Niki!! Love the geometric design and your use of twine!