Sunday, 17 March 2013

Honeycomb Delight

Hi everyone.  Hope you are well and have had a lovely weekend (despite the rain).
I am sharing two cards with you today.  The first was made for my mum for Mother's Day, and features the new Honeycomb embossing folder.  Wow, this really does have lots of possibilities.
First of all, I ran a piece of white card through my Cuttlebug in the embossing folder and stuck it to the front of a card.  Then I cut up some scraps of the Tea for Two DSP and put them inside the folder and put it through the Cuttlebug - this gave me a guide to cutting out the hexagons and getting them the right size.  I stuck them down in a random pattern.
I then stuck a piece of Baja Breeze pleated satin ribbon across the middle of the card, followed by a piece of baker's twine (I borrowed that idea from Jane, at Eden's Tree - check out her blog here ).
The sentiment is from Notable Alphabet, stamped in black onto a piece of Tea for Two.

The second card is very similar (because I'm in love with it!!), and was for Jane (mentioned above), whose birthday was earlier in the week.
I used her favourite papers, Spice Cake, and teamed them with Pear Pizzazz pleated ribbon and brown baker's twine.  The sentiment is from the Hostess set, Stacks of Wishes, stamped in Early Espresso ink and mounted on the same colour card.

Jane has set up a card swap group and I received my first card this week - it's stunning and I will share it with you soon, as well as the card I made.  Jane received lots of handmade birthday cards this year - one from every member of the swap group - keep looking at her blog, as she is going to post them soon.

I've noticed that my three photos differ in quality - the first is a scan, the second I took and the third was taken my Mark,  I'll let you make your mind up which one is the best!

Take care

Michelle x


  1. These really are awesome cards Michelle, and I should know, I'm looking across at one on my mantel piece as I type! Forgot to ask you where you got the hexagon die from as it's perfect for these cards.

  2. These are just beautiful Michelle! I love the different looks you can get with this amazing embossing folder. Out of the three photos - the scan looks the brightest but it makes the card look quite 2D. I like the middle photo best - it makes it look as if you could reach out and touch it! You can always brighten your pictures with your photo editing software when you load it onto your computer - that's what I do as the light's never bright enough in this country! Vicky x