Today let’s use the Hexagon Hive Thinlit Die in a new way.  Have you thought about using it to cut a stencil?   And then using a Stampin’ Spritzer with some re-inkers to spray the card?  In my travels on Pinterest I remember seeing this card or one very similar.  At the time I didn’t pin it because I had decided not to buy this die…Yeah right! 🙂  But once I bought the die I decided I would try to create a card for my team swap based on what I remembered about the card.

Tips to spritz background:

  • Take a Stampin’ Spritzer and almost fill it to the top with Isopropyl Alcohol…found at any drug store or grocery store.
  • Why alcohol instead of water?  Because it drys very quickly and doesn’t make a mess of your card stock.
  • Then add ink from a re-inker to the alcohol.  I put about 10 drops of Coastal Cabana re-inker to get the color on this card.  You can use less or more depending on how dark or light you want it to be.
  • If you are new to stamping and aren’t sure what I mean by a re-inker…it’s the small bottle of ink we sell to reapply ink to the ink pads.
  • Once you have the spritzer ready…die cut a piece of card stock for the stencil (using wax paper between the card stock and your die).  Now place that over a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • Lightly spritz the card until you like the color.  Then remove the stencil and spritz again very lightly.  Voila…a beautiful background!
  • Remember to protect the area from ink!   I like to spray my projects in a box.

I decided that we would do this technique in club this month and designed this card using  the Gold Baker’s Twine, Tea lace Paper Doilies, and the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set.  The girls could choose which card they wanted to stamp.

I still have one more club class this month.  It’s this Friday, May 9 at 10:00.  There are a few spots left if you are local and would like to join us.  Contact me for details or if you have questions.  If you have stamped with me in the past this would be a great time to re-join club.  We will also be making a father’s day card and a cute box using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

If this is your first time visiting my blog or you haven’t visited in the past couple of day check out two additional cards made with the Hexagon Die.  One made my team member Kim Smith and the other using part of the die cut as an overlay.

So…which card would you want to make if you were coming to club?  Please leave a comment below. 🙂

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Have a wonderful day!