Friday, July 11, 2014



 I finally had a chance to play along with this week's Papertrey Make It Monday Challenge.  The kids and I along with friends spent all day at Paramount's Kings Dominion on Wednesday!   I spent the better part of Thursday washing clothes and equalizing my equilibrium!  Bahahaha!   Can you believe Kings Dominion is Celebrating 40 years?  I actually remember going when it was new.   Took in a show that was a walk down memory lane.  Do you remember the singing mushrooms?  I am not sure which concerns me more....the fact that I went to a show(I keep telling myself it was because it was hot and the theater had air conditioning), the fact I enjoyed the show, or the fact it has been 40 years and I remembered it all!  Good grief! 

Anyway, for this week's Papertrey MIM Challenge we are to do pop up die cuts!  After looking at this week's Retro Sketch, I thought why not just use the whole hexagon cover plate!  Once it came together I actually like the look of portions cut out and portions popped up.  I did do it with pop ups from the bottom to the top, but liked the vertical look better.  I am playing along with this week's Colour Me Challenge as well.  Just love these colors!  I stamped the eggplant/purple color using the PTI large houndstooth print background in Ranger Watermark ink.  I then used the the mini hexagon set and stamped the pieces using watermark ink onto the aqua mist die cut card stock.  I assembled the in laid portions to mimic the sketch with solids at the bottom.  

I added the "hello" die cut which I cut three times and glued on top of each other for added thickness.  I added some loose thread to behind sentiment and literally just hung it on the cut out hexagon shapes.  I did add a few drops of glue. The little bow was cut out using the hydrangea die set in vellum twice.    I rolled the edges a bit and fastened to  card with glue dot and added some sequins throughout for some sparkle, of course.  I love the way it turned out.  I am playing along with this week's Simon Wednesday Challenge:  Let's Be Clear!  Acetate or vellum as well as The Catered Crop:  For a Friend,Virginia's die cut Challenge and Simons Monday Challenge to start from scratch! 
Moxie Fab has a "Wonderful Words Challenge"

I am also using these other products on my card.    TomBow Mono Aqua Liquid glue, and Watermark/Resist Ink Pad & re-inker from Ranger. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty


26 comments:

  1. Oh wow Betty this is such creative use of hexagons.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. Betty, Love love love your card....that die just has endless possibilities!! Hey...I noticed you moment about Kings Dominion does that me you live close to Richmond VA?? I am right outside of Waynesboro, VA.

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  3. Betty, This card is so fun with the hexagons!! Great way to do this challenge.

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  4. Lovely card, great colours. The hexagons look fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge . Tracy x

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  5. Wow, your attentions to details for your design are awesome, Betty! The dimensions from the diecut add so much to the overall design! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

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  6. VERY clever! I would have never thought of using a cover plate!!!
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  7. I have to add another Wow! and you've increased my need for sequins =) haha

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  8. So very pretty Betty! Love all the hexagons and sequins sprinkled about!

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  9. Oh, this is fabulous! Wonderful take on the MIM technique!

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  10. Holy hexagons, girl! What a smashing interpretation of the MIM technique!
    Little Mabel

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  11. Beautiful card! Love the colors!! Thanks for playing along with us at Retrosketches!

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  12. Stunning card. Love your take on the sketch. The colors go together beautifully.

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  13. this is beautiful Betty-I really like the color combo -so vibrant

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  14. This is so pretty. I love the colors and your take on the MIM challenge.

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  15. Stunning, gorgeous, jaw-dropping … I'm running out of complimentary adjectives. What an amazing card, Betty! Love how the popped-up hexagons intertwine with the sentiment. So many neat details.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    Julia
    CMCC Design Team

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  16. I love the feeling of layers and texture on your card - thanks for joining us over at Colour Me...! this week.

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  17. This is very pretty! Lovely colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Let's Be Clear!

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  18. What a fun design! I love the popped up hexagons. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Me...! this week :)

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  19. OMG - what an absolute stunning, beautiful card this is - I am so extremely impressed with all the details and all the lovely things you did to make this card a work of art!! It is indeed a masterpiece!!

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  20. Absolutely, positively love your card, Betty!
    Thanks for linking it up to the Moxie Fab World Challenge!

    Teri

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  21. Wow, Betty! Congratulations on the Moxie Fab recognition!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. What a beautiful card! Congrats on your Moxie Fab shout out!

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  23. So very pleased for you!! This amazing card got a shout out from Moxie Fab World - woohoo for you!! So well deserved!! I love this card!!

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