This past Tuesday I discussed the card I made for the SUO Challenge theme, "Make It Geometrical." One of the things that I noted was that I wanted to make sure to use the leftovers from making that project. I'd ended up with two Hexagon Hive Thinlit Die Cut using the Flowerpot Designer Series Paper and one of the same die cut using Tangerine Tango Cardstock. For the two pieces using the Designer Series Paper, I made the same design.
For both, I cut a piece of cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and folded both to make a 5-1/2" x 4-1/2" card. I decorated the top card landscape orientation and the bottom portrait orientation. In both, I used a piece of the new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, tied it around the card, and then placed the Hexagon Hive die cut over the ribbon, pulling the knot through one of the hexagons. To adhere the hexagons, I used Multipurpose Glue because I could easily draw a thin bead along those very thin pieces between the hexagons.
The top card base is Night of Navy Cardstock. Night of Navy is one of the colors in the Flower Pot Designer Series Paper, and I thought that would be the best accent for the lighter colored Designer Series Paper. The ribbon, though, is the Tangelo Twist 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, even though the orange color in the paper is Tangerine Tango. If you've read some of my more recent blog posts, you know I've had a discussion about combining the two colors in one project as long as they're not right up next to one another. The accents work beautifully!
When I first laid the die cut piece onto the Night of Navy card base (to make sure I liked the look), I thought the navy seemed to wash things out a bit. So to give it a bit of extra pizzazz, I ran the card front through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. That was just the accent that I wanted!
The sentiment in this card is from the Four You Stamp Set, stamped with Night of Navy Classic Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I trimmed the cardstock and notched both ends before adhering it to a piece of Tangelo Twist Cardstock (just to accent that ribbon properly!).
For the bottom card, I made a card base of Tangerine Tango Cardstock. It didn't seem to need anything extra, so I didn't texturize it. Looking at it now, perhaps it would have been a nice touch. But I am NOT taking that card apart! The ribbon on this card is Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. Again there's a bit of a color disparity, but both the Crushed Curry color in the print and the Hello Honey color in the ribbon and in the mat for the sentiment don't really clash where there are just small spots of one of the colors.
The sentiment for this card is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set, stamped with Tangerine Tango Classic Ink.
The best thing about both of these cards is that the hardest part of the card construction – cutting those Hexagon Hive Die Cuts – was already done as part of another project! So I very efficientlyI used both the positive and negative parts of these die cuts. Love it!