Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CASology #43: HEXAGON

Hello, friends!  This week at CASology we have a very popular trend as our cue.
We are lucky to be sponsored this week by  Cindy Coutts.
 
 
 
I have several cards to share today.  My first is a clean and simple card featuring the sweet "Happy Hexagon" stamps from Papertrey Ink.


Materials Used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Happy Hexagons," Hero Arts "Celebrate Everyday"
Inks: various Hero Arts shadow inks, mid-tone Pool ink
Other: Cuttlebug "Pinking Stitch" embossing folder, pearls


The next two cards illustrate how you can use similar materials to make both a CAS card and a "busy" card.  I used the same card base, sentiment, patterned papers, and hexagon die for both cards, yet the first is very simple and the second is not quite CAS (i.e., it has many layers, lots of embellishments, and no white space).

Clean and simple...
 
 
 Not so clean and simple...
 
Honestly, I like them both. Sometimes it can be fun to really layer it on, ya know?  Other times, the simpler the better.   


I can't wait to see what lovely HEXAGON cards you create this week...do play along!  Link up your clean and simple card by 4:00 p.m. (CDT) Sunday, and check out the cards by our super talented guest designer and design team, too!


Judy Marino --> that's me!

Guest Designer:  Jenny

Thanks for visiting!
Judy

19 comments:

  1. Look at you go! Wow! Love the softness and clean design of that first one, but the next two are pretty too! Love how you demonstrated a not-so-CAS design too! :)

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  2. I love them ALL, Judy! Wow! That first one is so delicate looking with the pretty colors! Love how you framed the second one and that last one is so much fun! :)

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  3. All fabulous hexagon cards Judy! Love the colours and patterns.

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  4. I love how you played with the hexagons on each of your cards...so many great patterns! Thanks so much for sharing each design with us!

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  5. These are all great! Hexagons are so much fun, these are great colors!

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  6. Love your pastel colour combination on your hexagonal card Judy! I pinned it pronto!

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  7. I like all of them, too, judy!! a super fun set of cards!!

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  8. Dang! These are marvelous. Love all the little hexies and that embossing is perfect on these! Bev

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  9. I really love all of them Judy!!!! Something about the first one really speaks to me though! I enjoyed the pics you posted in your last blog post- looks like you've had a lot of quality time with your family:)

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  10. Such lovely cards!! Lovin' the hexagons! ;)

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  11. Love all three versions, Judy--even the "busy" one!

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  12. Wonderful use of the hexagons, Judy!

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  13. Beautiful cards. Gorgeous colour choices. x

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  14. Love your cards.....they are so pretty especially the first one in those beautiful soft colours. :)

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  15. What a great trio of Hexagon cards. Thanks for showing CAS to busy.

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  16. Thanks Judy for the very flattering Honorable Mention at CASology today. What a wonderful surprise!! :)

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  17. I'm tardy in getting to this, Judy, sorry, but I couldn't move on w/o telling you how much I love these cards, in particular the first one you linked to the DT at CASology! The design with those yum, yummy colors is just divine!!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment...I do appreciate it!
Judy