Inspired Morning

Do you ever wake up inspired to go create something?  I've pulled out the Six-Sided sampler stamp set 3 times wanting to use it, but just couldn't come up with a card idea nor decide on the colors to use.  This morning I was just going to go tackle it and decided to look online for any color challenges posted recently. 

First stop was a happy accident.  I almost squealed.  It's like the people at HSS knew what I needed.  They had a hexagon sketch.  Woo-Hoo and thank you Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Hand Stamped Sentiments

What I meant to click on in my favorites bar was the ColourQ challenge, because I knew it was time for a new one.  They didn't disappoint either.  It was a match made in paper-crafting heaven.


The only problem was that I didn't have any Bermuda Bay ink or Paper, but I did find some Bermuda Bay ribbon and was able to match it pretty closely to some paper I had in my "blue scraps bin".  Just when I am ready to throw all those scraps away I find a use for them.   Does that happen to you too? 

First I stamped the hexagons, then fussy cut them out leaving just a tiny bit of white around the edges.  Next I punched out the hexagon with the same color cardstock as the ink I used, then I layered them together using Tombow Mono Multi glue.  I wanted some time and wiggle room to get them in the right spot.  I used the same glue to adhere them to my white panel.

The sentiment is embossed with White embossing powder and punched out using the Modern Label punch.  I put it on dimensionals to pop it off the ribbon.  I had planned to pop up some of my hexagons too, but forgot alike nd glued them all down before I remembered.  That's ok.  This card is probably going into my OWH box and they don't like a lot of extra dimension.

Since I am early for these challenges, there is still plenty of time for you to try out one or both of them.  I would love to see what you come up with.  

P.S.   Where do you go when you are ready to create, but need a little extra inspiration to get you started?

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Stampin' UP! Supplies used unless noted

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Cardstock: Whisper White, same as above ink colors, Aqua blue from my stash (possibly CM shades of Aqua???)
Misc.: Hexagon Punch, 1/8" Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon, Modern Label Punch

Six-Sided Sampler
Six Sided Sampler

Hexagon Punch
Hexagon Punch

Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon


Sylvia said...

Love your card using the hexagon set, Heather! Your ribbon was a nice find for the card color. Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ, so glad you joined in!

Linda Beeson said...

I really like your hexagons!!!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Cute!!! Great use of the new stamp with matching punch!!! Love the white embossed image!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

Yapha said...

Great card! You are right, those challenges work together fabulously. (And that same stamp set is lying on my table, waiting to be used right now!) Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Erin Gonzales said...

CUTE CARD! I love the colors you selected as well... challenges make creating so FUN, right?! I am so glad that you shared this with us at HSS!

Erika Clark said...

I love it when stuff works out! Your card looks great with the hexagons and color combo, and I like how you layered them. Thanks for joining us at HSS :) Erika

inkedx2 said...

Love when things go your way. Great card. Love all the white space! Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.