Saturday, November 1, 2014

Welcome to another Jacksonville Starz Blog Hop!
This month our challenge is a color challenge! The colors are:

Basic Gray and Pool Party are two of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors and Hello Honey is one of the new In Colors for 2014. Here's what I came up with...

I used the Hexagon Hive Thinlit to cut out the background in both Hello Honey and Pool Party. Then I layered the Pool Party on top of the Hello Honey, offset just a bit to show off both colors, and popped it onto the Basic Gray card base using Dimensionals. The Pool Party is inked in Smokey Slate using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The flower is from Backyard Basics and was cut using the Backyard Basics framelits (get these framelits now-they're in the Clearance Rack!).  I colored the flower using Melon Mambo Blendabilities, Old Olive Blendabilities and Old Olive and Pear Pizazz Stampin' Markers and then mounted it using glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment, "Just Because," from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set onto Smokey Slate cardstock and cut it to a nice size using my Stampin' Trimmer. I used the Hexagon Punch to make it a banner and then mounted it on a strip of Melon Mambo paper (also turned banner with the Hexagon punch) using Snail Adhesive. A candy dot in Basic Gray finished off the sentiment banner which I fixed to the card using Dimensionals.

If you look closely you can see that I have embossed a couple of cute little bees onto the card base. I wanted to add something subtle but beautiful to the background and I was happy with how these bees turned out.

Thanks for joining us on our blog hop! I hope you liked my card today. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing any of the products that I used please feel free to contact me or to comment here on my blog. For a list of products that I used please scroll down to the bottom of this post.

Have an amazing day you all and thanks for hopping along with us!

Now you're off to see Sheilah Stamper's color creation! 

In case you've gotten lost along the way here is a list of this month's Blog Hop participants:

Here is a list of the products that I used to make this card:


  1. Maria this is stunning! I love what you did with the Hex framelit by offsetting it. What a WOW Factor that is. Beautiful!

    1. Thanks Lee! This was such a great challenge! I had a lot of fun with it!

  2. Great card Maria, love the way you offset the honeycomb. Thanks for sharing


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