Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chevrons and hexagons and neon - oh my!


Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Welcome to a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp!  This week we're calling it "We're So Trendy", and we're using chevrons, hexagons, or neon.  I made you 2 cards this week.

Hello There

Here I used Die-Namics Chevron Stripes dies, and Hero Arts stamps:  Heydey Sentiments,  Stitched Frame (large flower and leaf), and Layered Flowers (small flower).  The flowers are pieced from Lawn Fawn's Bright Side paper pad, Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl, and centered with a Candi dot.

And here's my card using hexagons.  

SSS Hexagons Sept. 12

I again used some Die-Namics dies, the Hexagon set, and 2 Hero Arts clear stamp sets: Find Joy for the sentiment, and Dots N Flowers for the leaves.  Most of the papers are from October Afternoon's Sidewalks paper pad, and I also used the Cuttlebug  embossing folder called Wicker Weave, and an edge punch from EK Success called Scallop Diamond.

My first introduction to hexagons was many years ago when I made a quilt called Grandmother's Flower Garden, which is made of nothing but hexagons.  My card was inspired by this Pinterest photo:

handmade linen tea towel with hexagon flower by nanaCompany, T205ppt

So, which will you choose?  You can also make something using neon colors.  The random winner of this week's challenge will get a $50.00 gift voucher from the Simon Says Stamp Superstore, courtesy of Heidi.

                  

I'd like to enter my chevron card into The Card Design Handbook's Repitition Challenge at the Moxie Fab World.  

22 comments:

  1. Neat cards, Lin! I think my fave of the two would be the quilt-inspired card. Love the flower made from hexies!

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  2. I love both of those, but the one with the chevrons is my favorite. You have such a talent for combining colors and patterns, which is evident on the hexagon card. If I tried that it would hurt your eyes just to look at it!

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  3. These are both great cards! I really love the hexagon one!

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  4. Love 'em both Lin!! The polka dot chevron is divine and your hexie design is super sweet:)

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  5. I like the embossed paterened paper hex flower:)

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  6. Lin both your cards are gorgeous! Love your happy colors and the designs! You sure are a trendy card maker!

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  7. Beautiful cards Lin, your cards are always so elegant, love them
    hugs Mandy xx

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  8. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) Both of them are fabulous and I love that you used a quilted item for inspiration :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  9. LOVE these Lin....I'm still waiting on my Neon Inks!! Hope they come today......
    Your Cards are Gorgeous!

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  10. Both cards are super stunning! WOW! I love the embossing and the bright pretty colors :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. They are both fabulous cards Lin,
    Your design, colours and spotty papers are wonderful and such a beautiful flower.
    I love how you have embossed over your hexagons - hmmm - that's food for my thought!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  12. BEAUTIFUL cards, Lin!!! I love the chevrons!!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your embossing over the hexagons! FUN!

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  13. Beautiful cards, Lin! Love the design of the first and how you've placed the different sized zig zags. I love how you embossed the second one AFTER adding you're hexagons! Fabulous!

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  14. Both cards are lovely Lin. I really like the quilt one. That embossing folder is one of my favourite. Love your zig zag card as well. Great colours.

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  15. Gorgeous geometrics Lin! It takes a lot of precision when working with shapes to maintain even consistency throughout the pattern and you do just that!!

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  16. You are on the cutting edge of trendy, dear Lin! Love these both, especially how you put your own trademark twist on the chevrons (which I have yet to embrace). Love 'em, sweetie!!

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  17. Both of your cards are stunning Lin! You have such talent!! :)

    hugs....

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  18. Both are so perfect, Lin! Gorgeous designs and fab uses of the trendy elements! :)

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  19. Love these both Lin! Great colors and patterns.

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  20. Love both of your trendy cards! I especially love the embossing over the patterned paper hexies! LOVE!

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  21. LOVE the chevron stipes in the different sizes and colors paired with that FAB flower! Also LOVE how you embossed over the hexes! Fab quilt too! Fun post to read!

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  22. Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!