Happy Bee-Day! Repeat a Pattern for cohesive Design!

Hi friends! How do you go about your card making process? Is it a scramble of sifting through everything you have hoping to find the perfect paper, embellishment or die cut only to make a chaotic card and have a complete mess of a craft table when you are done? If so I am going to share a tip that will streamline your process and help you create stylish cards (and you probably have everything you need already!)

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I got the brand new Bee-Utiful Day stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry this week. RST is a wonderful company who sponsors a weekly tutorial on my blog and YouTube channel and as a bonus they don’t mind one bit that I encourage you to use what you have:) Love those guys! When you get a new stamp set it should make all of your other supplies more useful (not redundant as so often happens) so keeping that in mind I thought of a design element I could repeat in the card. Hexagons! I could replicate the look of honeycomb by gathering the various hexagon stencils, embossing folders, punches, dies or pattern paper I already had and give them new live with the new stamp set! See where I’m going here? I could repeat the hexagon shape with different tools and add variety with different colors and materials but still have cohesion because of the consistent design element of the hexagon shape. Repetition and variety equal good (and easy!) design!

Need more ideas? Watch today’s video!

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I also employed the “make the envelopes first and die cut the scraps trick” that I have been using a lot mainly because I have lots of pattern paper I love to use and I am no longer buying the cheap blank card and envelope sets. I am really loving the look though because a patterned envelope is so much fun and special to receive. What tips do you have to improve your card design or mix old and new supplies? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to share this tutorial with friends who might like it. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

PS here is a link to my DIY Shimmer Spray and Ink Dauber tutorial from a few years ago if you want it:) Have fun with your DIY supplies!

 

 

8 thoughts on “Happy Bee-Day! Repeat a Pattern for cohesive Design!

  1. Love the post and the video. If you could only get one color of distress oxide what would it be? I like the way you use it around cards and to emphasize the edges of cut shapes. I am on disability I need to really watch my craft supply purchases so I would appreciate the suggestion of water two colors that would be good to have. Thanks again. Johanna (aka Jo Bernhardt).
    PS: I stumbled on two things today with my Gelli Plate that I don’t think I’ve ever seen blogged anywhere. If there is a way to email you the information, please let me know. Thank you

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    1. If you already have regular distress ink I’d probably not get the oxides if you can only get one but instead gut a bottle of white spray ink, spray that instead of water over a distress ink background for a similar effect.

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  2. Wonderful card andI’m excited to try the spray. What a fantastic idea since it can get kind of expensive to buy. Thanks so much for all your videos. I really look forward to them. It is the first thing I look for when I check email!

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