Friday, July 18, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #5

Hey there!


I've been trying to come up with something different and creative for the 5th Challenge over at Virginia's View. A fun idea finally popped into my head, and just in the nick of time too! 

You might remember the card I created here using Simon Says Stamp's Full Card Hexagons Die. It was showcased on the SSS blog in one of their "Spotted" posts awhile back. In that card, I used two of the Full Card Hexagons die-cuts to create an optical illusion of cubes.

So, I pulled out this fabulous die again last night, cut it out a few different times and just started to play. This is what I came up with.



I inked up the background with different shades of blues and greens, using Distress Inks, before adhering the layers of die-cuts. It was fun placing them down on top of each other to come up with that cool pattern. See the circle portion in the center? That's the third layer. I just cut off pieces of the die-cut to form the circle.

The sentiment was stamped and clear embossed on Vellum. It's from Hero Arts' clear sentiment set called, Friends.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope ya have a happy weekend! ♥

15 comments:

Kathy (krolski) said...

Very cool card, Barb! Love the colors and that double die cut!

donna mikasa said...

Another beauty! I remember your other card when it was spotted by SSS! They have to rename this die "Barb's Hexies" in your honor! ;)

Deepti said...

This is such a stunner, such a fun way to use the dies ! Great effect

pcm said...

brilliant!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning Barb. Such a great design and use of die cuts

Cindy C. said...

Awesome!! Such creative use of the die!!

Sarah Gray said...

Clever use of the hexagon background - love it against the inky background. So cool!

Kimberly Eddy said...

Great card Barb! Love the double die cut. Super clever! Then making a circle... Very nice!! Love it!!

Laura B. said...

Love your fun die cutting! Looks amazing!

Pam said...

Wow! This turned out great!

Barb Ghig said...

I am so impressed with how you played around with this die and came up with another really cool design, Barb! I love how you added the center circle and how you blended your inks for the background, too! Genius idea and beautiful results, for sure!

Virginia Lu said...

NOW you have becoming a creative genius, Barb! Love love that you added another cut out piece over your layered dies! The way you showcased the design with vellum is awesome! And oh...did I mention that beautifully -inked background? LOVE! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

Arlene said...

Very cool! Love it.

Helen F. said...

Oh Barb, that layered hexagon die is a showstopper! And that beautiful blue green background looks amazing :-)

Judy Tuck said...

Great job of layering that die. Very pretty card!