My Milky Way card was going to be the original submission for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #117 but I decided to set it aside and submit THIS card. But this morning, while tidying my work space, I retrieved the card from the heap on my table and decided to finish it. So now I have two submissions to the AHSC challenge. This card also works for two other "Anything Goes" challenges. One is at Can You Case It #79 and the other at Aud Sentiments #136.
I love the way that it is possible to tessellate certain shapes, especially bicentric hexagons. I specifically placed them so that there is a stellated shape created by the six triangles surrounding one hexagon.
First a panel of white cardstock was sponged with five shades of blue for an ombre effect then heat embossed with clear powder. The shapes were die cut using a hexagon. The
hexagons were backed with Dimensionals and adhered to white glimmer paper cut with curvy edges freehand. On a white card base, a panel of glimmer paper was adhered then covered with a piece of blue glitter paper that had been punched with star shapes. The wavy panel was adhered to the blue paper.
Tiny stars left from punching blue glitter paper along with a few star punches of white glimmer paper were adhered on the hexagons. Three stars were punched and adhered to the upper right of the card. A sentiment was masked and stamped on white, adhered to blue glitter paper, then to white glimmer paper with a hexagon and a blue star. The inside was decorated with two die cut hexagons.
Visit Aud Sentiments and CYCI blogs for lots of card styles, and be sure to view the array of hexagon creations at AHSC #117!
Techniques: Stamping, masking, punching, heat embossing, die cutting, sponging, freehand cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamp: Fabulous Four (masked sentiment)
Inks: Soft Sky, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, blue glitter paper from stash
Dies: Spellbinders Hexagons
Punches: Star Confetti, Itty Bitty Shapes (star)
Misc.: Dimensionals, clear embossing powder