Thursday, 29 June 2017

Coffee and Hexagons

Hi and welcome!  It's Freshly Made Sketch Challenge day and this week our hostess is the lovely Amy O'Neill.  Amy's sketch is fabulous - perfect for creating a focal point in that big centre panel.


I wanted to play along with the Coffee Lovers Bloghop again before it closes so came up with a summery-colored coffee card.  I was inspired by the colors and the hexagon shape at the Pinsights Challenge.




On the centre panel, I blended distress inks onto a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock before die-cutting it with a stitched die.  I did have to do some partial die-cutting to get the panel deep enough but that was easy enough to do.  Once that was done, I took some black embossing paste and a hexagon stencil and stenciled over the panel.  I love the contrast of the bright colors with the black shapes and sentiment.  The cup was colored with Copics and die-cut and the sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.


I used a black stitched frame and then a Limelight strip to add even more bright color!



Thanks for visiting!  The FMS DT have some gorgeous inspiration so head on over and check them out.


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Products used:

Stamps:  Oh Frappe (Essentials by Ellen)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versafine Onyx Black, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral Distress Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, Limelight (MFT), Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Oh Frappe (Essentials by Ellen), Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles (MFT), Blueprints 2 (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Black Embossing Paste, Graphic Pattern Stencil (Hero Arts)

Cheers
Karren


16 comments:

Amy O said...

You always make the most beautiful backgrounds! And the bright colors make this one even more beautiful. Love the fun hexagons too. Cute card, Karren!

Linda Callahan said...

There's a latte to love about this card! And yes the black shapes are fabulous against that beautiful background!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

The colors and the hexagon design are so bold! I love this!

Shelly said...

Awesome card! Love the colors!

Robyn Oliver said...

A bright happy card Karren, yes fabulous background

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Love the sunny and bright colours you used on your project!

Cara said...

Lovely card, the background is fabulous x

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love those bright neon colors on your background. Wonderful coffee theme card and perfect for summer.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is really pretty! Love that heart on the cup.

~amy~ said...

Oh, this is awesome. Love the inky goodness!

Fiki said...

love backround!
great card!

Jen Brum said...

This is such an amazing card Karren! I love the background colours and those amazing hexagons! So bold and fun!

Lisa said...

Yummy background! Love these colors!

Karen Davis said...

Your clean and layered card looks so simple but there is so much more to it when you read the process. I love it!

Kim S said...

What a fun and creative look! I love the random black hexagons on that vivid background.

Barb Ghig said...

This is one FABULOUS card, Karren! Your blended background is gorgeous and I love how you added the black hexies...didn't realize you used embossing paste because they're so perfect :) Of course your Copic coloring is perfect on the coffee cup, as always!