Oh, happy day! I have cards designed for two February classes!

All set for my Techniques class and my Hostess clubs!

It’s so much easier when I get uninterrupted design time.  I find that if I design in the middle of the night, no one comes down here and no one calls, go figure, guess the rest of the world is sleeping!

I have showed you some of the cards for the vellum techniques class for February.  Today I thought I would share what my Hostess clubs will be stamping.  I usually try to give them something interesting and new.  Two of the February cards will be done using a color blocking technique and one will be using my favorite tool in the shed, the aqua painter.  The “new” item will be the Hexagon Hive Thinlits die.  I am having so much fun with it.  You can see it on page 26 of our Occasions catalog, bottom right corner.

Here is the biggest pointer I can give you when using this die:  Use a piece of wax paper between the die and your card stock.  That helps it release from the die without any problems.  Try it and let me know how it works for you.

Here is the card using the Hexagon Hive thinlits die and the aqua painter:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used the naturals vanilla paper behind the hive cut out layer.  I used my aqua painter to add some water to the inside  lids of the colors I wanted to wash over the paper.  I just wanted waves of color for the background.

The card base and hive layer are made with our garden green card stock.  I did sponge the edges of the “hive layer” with garden green to give it a little definition from the base of the card.

The flowers are from the So Very Grateful stamp set that I have written so much about.   The verse is from a stamp set that we received at Leadership, Geometrical which can be see on the very same page as the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die, page 26.  Of course the flowers are cut out by hand and popped up with dimensionals.

Would you like to make this card at Hostess Club?  Just give me a shout out!

Happy Stamping!



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