Sue Wilson Lavish Hexagons

Inspired by all of the beautiful cards made with these Sue Wilson dies on Pinterest and Facebook I added them to my birthday wish list and couldn’t wait to play with them when I opened them on my birthday. This card has a more traditional monotone colour scheme accented with glitter card and vellum flowers.

I started by die cutting the hexagon dies from white card and layering them onto the glitter card attaching them with tacky glue.  I did the same with the pierced flag die cutting the glitter card slightly bigger to create a border. I then used the Sweet Lattice embossing folder to emboss a sheet of white card and matted this onto glitter card using double sided tape. I am sparing with expensive card stock such as glitter card so cut the layer to size and then used a craft knife and ruler to cut a square out of the middle to create what looks like a frame. This enables me to use the left over square for another card without anyone being any the wiser when they look at this card.

I layered the glitter card backed hexagons in reverse using tacky glue for the centre before layering the frames using 3d foam. I used the deeper 3mm foam pads on the largest frame, 2mm foam pads on the 2nd largest frame and 1mm foam pads on the smallest frame.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment using Versamark ink and heat embossed using Glacier WOW powder then attached the sentiment using silicone glue for dimension. I stamped the flowers and larger leaf from the Vintage Flower stamp set onto vellum using Versamark ink and heat embossed using Glacier WOW powder. For the two larger flowers I used 2 of the large images, 1 medium and 1 small. For the smaller flower I used 2 of the medium images and 1 small plus 10 leaves.

I coloured the back of the flowers and leaves using Brilliance Moonlight White ink and then once dry I cut them out. I shaped then them using a kebab skewer and the Honey Doo Crafts method. If you haven’t watched Amanda’s facebook video or seen Kay make these beautiful flowers at a craft show or workshop I would definitely recommend watching as this technique has really added a beautiful dimensional element to my cards. Each petal is rolled from the side and then I poked the centre of the flower in my hand with the blunt end and used the warmth of my hand to shape the flower with a wiggle. I layered the flowers using tacky glue and then attached the flowers and leaves using silicone glue.

I finished the card by attaching larger AB gems to the centre of the flowers and smaller AB gems to the corners, sentiment and to accent the hexagon shapes.

Product List

Honey Doo Crafts

  • Vintage Flowers stamp set

Crafter’s Companion

  • Winter Wonderland A4 Luxury Glitter Card from Signature Collection by Sara Davies
  • Sheena by Sheena Douglas White Stamping Card

PDA Card and Craft Limited

  • 160gsm Clear Vellum

Chloe’s Creative Cards

  • Glacier WOW Embossing Powder

From my Crafting Stash

  • Sue Wilson Lavish Accented Hexagons dies
  • Sue Wilson Pierced Flag dies
  • Crafts Too Sweet Lattice A4 Embossing Folder
  • Thank You Stamp from SC Design Sentiments gift with Card Making & Papercraft Magazine
  • 8″x 8″ white card blank
  • Versamark ink pad
  • Brilliance Moonlight White ink pad
  • AB gems
  • Double sided tape
  • 1mm, 2mm and 3mm 3d foam pads
  • Silicone glue
  • Tacky glue

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