Sunday, April 6, 2014

Signs of Spring!

So happy to see sunshine today, even if it was mixed with a little rain and a lot of wind!!!

My scrap booking club meets this coming Friday, and "Easter" or "spring" is the theme.  I had these completely adorable Easter pics of Bryn when he was about 4 1/2 -- Yep! I'm THAT far behind on my scrap booking.  Sigh!  Oh well, one page at a time!

I wanted to use my new Hexagon Thinlets die that I'm totally excited about, as well as show casing the new Watercolor Wonder DSP from the new Occasions catalog.  I also saw this super cool technique in a video online, where they put an open embossing folder under the Coordinations card stock, and sanded over it to reveal the embossing folder pattern in the paper.  Brilliant!!!!!  Just couldn't wait to try it and it so happened to go with my hexagon theme that I was already embarked upon. :)

 That watercolored looking paper behind the Hexagon thinlet (beehive looking thing), is actually DSP.  It really does look like water colored paper!  Love how it looks showing through that die.  I had read that it can be tricky to get the paper out of the hexagon thinlet, so I tried adding waxed paper between the die and the card stock and it worked perfectly.  I then tried it without the waxed paper, and it really wasn't as fiddly as I thought it would be.

Those cute Easter letters are some fun "watercolor splotches" DSP from that same pack.  I adhered the designer paper to chipboard, using Multipurpose adhesive sheets, and then die cut them with my Bigz alphabet dies and Big Shot.  They have a fun 3-D effect in real life. :)

Of course, I also used the hexagon stamp set -- Six Sided sampler, along with the matching hexagon punch.  Those cute little flowers are from a new, very popular, flower and punch set -- Petite petals, that's in the Occasions mini catalog.  It is such a dainty little flower that is perfect when you just want a small accent -- and also layers really nicely on top of some of our larger flowers.  Of course, that hexagon pattern you see in the corners of the Gumball Green Coordinations card stock, is where I put the inside flap of my hexagon embossing folder under the card stock and gave it a little sanding. :)

I hope this inspires you to pull out an embossing folder and some of that huge stock pile of Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, and Early Esspresso Coordinations card stock (that many of you stocked up on when it was in the Clearance rack for a fabulous price a while back:) and give this fun technique a try!  Perfect for a background on a card, too.  I did find that the embossing folders with a more distinct, bold pattern worked the best for this technique.

Until I stamp again!..... :)


  1. I love how hexies show up 3 ways - so creative. Fab page.

    1. Thanks for your comment! :) I surely do appreciate it. Happy Day to you.