Back in Japan! (And back creating)

Hello crafty friends. It’s been too long! Even Instagram thinks it’s been too long, and is punishing me for my absence! After a very hectic few weeks with much packing, moving, unpacking, and taking of PCR tests, we are finally about to leave quarantine here in Japan, and hit the real world! Before I’m lost to the world of getting organised for our life here, I have a card to share with you.

The main hexagon feature of this card was made using the Hexie Windows stencil from Paper Rose Studio. I first used a pale blue to blend over the largest of the hexagons, then using progressively darker blues, I lined the smaller hexagons up to different corners, and blended those. The colours I used are Broken China, Evergreen Bough, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Sky but there are so many colours that would look great.

I then cut the panel out, and stamped the Bold Leaves 2 stamp onto it with Versafine Onyx black ink, before mounting it with foam tape onto a silver hexagon that I cut to be just larger. The paper that I used for this was this Silver Shimmer Cardstock. I used the same shimmer cardstock for the background for my sentiment. On top of this I cut this Chunky Happy Birthday Sentiment from Paper Rose twice in white and then once in a piece of cardstock which I had coloured by dragging the Salty Ocean ink pad over some white card. I layered these up so that the dimension would match the hexagon.

Finally, the card base itself was embossed using the Hand Stitching 2 embossing folder. This is such a great folder for giving just a little subtle interest to the background, and it works really well for both soft designs like florals, and for geometrics, like this card.

That’s all for today! I hope that your days are full of fun. Until next time,

Blessings

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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SBC | SSS
Distress Ink Stormy Sky
Distress Ink Stormy Sky
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SBC | SSS
Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire
Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire
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SBC | SSS
Distress Ink Broken China
Distress Ink Broken China
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SBC | SSS
Distress Ink Salty Ocean
Distress Ink Salty Ocean
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SBC | SSS
Distress Ink Evergreen Bough
Distress Ink Evergreen Bough
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SBC | SSS
Paper Rose Chunky Happy Birthday die
Paper Rose Chunky Happy Birthday die
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PRS | SBC
Paper Rose Hexie Windows stencill
Paper Rose Hexie Windows stencill
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PRS
Paper Rose Silver Shimmer Cardstock
Paper Rose Silver Shimmer Cardstock
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PRS
Paper Rose Hand Stitching 2 embossing folder
Paper Rose Hand Stitching 2 embossing folder
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PRS | SBC
Paper Rose Bold Leaves 2 Stamp
Paper Rose Bold Leaves 2 Stamp
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PRS

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