Happy Sunday! I made another card with You're Amazing, so hope you're not thinking, "Geesh! Is that the ONLY new Stampin' Up! set she bought from the new catalog?!" hehe!
I loved this CPS 271 sketch, and I saw this Honeycomb Tutorial from the very talented Lydia Fiedler over at Splitcoast and gave it a try. It was easier than I expected, happy surprise! I used the 1 1/4" circle punch and patterned paper. I punched about 18 circles and glued them together since the paper had a different pattern on the back and I only wanted the blue check to show. So, I had 9 circles when I was finished. One annoying thing when punching patterned paper...the edges show white, so I colored all the edges with a blue marker to try and hide the white.
I took a deep breath and cut into a yummy sheet of World Spectacular patterned paper, yay me! Do you ever have that trouble, cutting into the most beautiful sheets of paper?! Here's how it looked before I put the "birthday" accent over it:
The last new trick I tried (I know, when did I get so adventurous?!) was adjusting the size of the Apothecary Accents die. I saw a video on youtube, can't find it now, phooey, but the gal was showing how to move the paper around to make different sizes. Mine didn't turn out evenly, oops, but the balloon hides one side, score!
Let me know if you have questions about anything! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!
All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: You're Amazing
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, World Spectacular DSP.
Ink: Early Espresso, Island Indigo.
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Island Indigo Twine, Naturals Designer Button, Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.