Monday, October 28, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #138 Inlaid Diecuts

Good evening fellow crafters! I hope you all had a fabulous start to your week! I am completely exhausted, didn't get too much sleep last night and I should have gone to bed early tonight, but instead decided to try and make a card for the Make it Monday Challenge #138 over on Nicole Heady's blog!

When I first saw the tutorial that Betsy filmed for us, I thought, this is going to be easy-peasy. Man, oh, man. This card took me forrrrevvverrrr. I think creating just this one card really made me just a little bit more exhausted than I already was. I had also never tried this technique before, so even though I was getting frustrated and was very close to just giving up, I keep going and finished my card. I started out by using the Happy Hexagons plate, die-cut that and stamped all the pieces using Stampin' Up's Real Red, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, and Cherry Cobler. I adhered all the pieces to a piece of Kraft cardstock to have a base for lining everything up.



Once I finished all the stamping, I die-cut the Joy from the Papertrey Ink One Liners die cut set several times and pieced it all together. The stamp sets I used are Papertrey Ink's Happy Hexagons Stamp Set, Wonderful Words: Joy Stamp Set, and Shape Up Snowman Accessories stamp set. The inside of my card says "May the blessings of Christmas be with you today and always", and that is from Hero Arts Joy to All stamp set.



I did mess up a little aligning everything up on the right side of the card and had to cut it down a bit, so unfortunately, the right side of my card is a bit uneven, but overall I am happy with the way it all turned out in the end and am glad I didn't give up! Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your week and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your card!

Marcia said...

It's a good thing you persevered, because this card turned out fantastic! I absolutely love your color choices and just everything about this card! :0)

Kathy Mc said...

This card was definitely worth your effort as it is fabulous. Your one-liner Joy goes perfectly with the hexagons. Great job on the challenge!

Anonymous said...

Really, really nice job. thanks for including the extra photo - I wasn't quite sure how you have die cut the Joy but now I get it.

Rhonda said...

This is so pretty Alex. Love the snowflakes at the top and all the pretty colors.

Tanis Scott said...

Wow, that is lots of work, but looks fabulous!

Linda said...

Love your card. I agree it does seem like a lot of work....

Laura Norris said...

Well worth the effort - your card turned out great! Love the hexagons! At first I thought it was PP, but to know that you pieced all those hexagons in that plate! WOW! Nice work!

victoria h said...

Wonderful card

Nicole Parmentier said...

Love your card, great job!!

Anonymous said...

how did you get the hexagons frame?

Anonymous said...

how did you get the hexagons frame?

Kristii said...

Sooooo pretty!! I love how you used the hexagons and how you stamped the top of the card!!! Beautiful!