Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Too Much Happy?

Hello all!

The card sentiment for today is, in my opinion, a loaded statement and most likely a great conversation starter! 'You can never have too much happy', I will get into why later on but first I wanted to show you my latest and greatest card creation. Here it is I really hope you like it.

Color palette looks amazing surrounded by all this white.
The color keeps your eye moving till it lands comfortably on
the sentiment.
A side folding card is just a bit different for this
modern CAS design.
So, can you have too much happy?
I am not sure.. Why?
 Well without sadness how can appreciate happy. 
I am playing along with three challenges today. The Paper Players is to use 'frames' and keeping the design clean and simple (CAS). My interpretation of frames was outlining some of the hexagons with colors inspired by Create with Connie and Mary challenge. The shadows from the cover plate can also be considered frames. While we are on the subject of CAS, the folks at Addicted to Stamps are making CAS their theme for this week. 

Sending my card to:


The color combination is just fantastic for this predominately white card.. It seems that the eye is drawn all over the card from the pops of color that surround it. The outlined black hexagons brings you back to the solid black hexagon and sentiment which is framed by a larger vellum hexagon. Very subtle but very effective. 

How to:
  1. Cut and scored my CS to 5.5"x 4.25" (A2)
  2. Die cut a hexagon cover plate and attached it to the card base.
  3. Coloring/outlining select hexagons using the challenge color palette.
  4. Stamped sentiment using VersaMark Ink then heat embossed white on black CS and die cut.
  5. Die cut a larger vellum hex frame then adhered it behind the sentiment hex.
  6. Attached the hexes to the card base.
Easy as that! Well not really, I went through many design options before getting to this one and I am very pleased with the outcome.

Thank you so much for stopping by I really do appreciate your visits! If you'd like, please leave a comment good, great or otherwise! I enjoy reading what you have to say. Take care and we will see you sooner then later.

All the best,


Dawn T said...

what a great card Shawna.

Petra Swart said...

Another beautiful card, Shawna!!!!! Love that fabulous hexagon bg - the colours are great and I love how you have done the colours - some white, some sponged and some outlined - really clever and effective!!!! The sentiment on the black hexie really pops and looks great with the vellum underneath!!! And as for having too much happy ...think we need a little bit of sadness in between, too, ...to have you appreciate the happy, more, hey!!!
Have a great day!!!

Mary Brown said...

LOVE your card Shawna! What a fabulous background you created with the hexagons and the colors work GREAT with it! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What a cool and graphic card, Shawna! I have to pull out my hexagons again! Thanks for the inspiration! And big thanks for playing with us at ATSM!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow! Love how you did the shading in the hexagon openings! Very cool looking card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Unknown said...

I love how you have balanced these strong colors with just enough white. The pattern and color is so interesting to the eye, and the sentiment stands out beautifully! Great card! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Unknown said...

The way you made softened those colors is beautiful. Love the patterns and movement. Thanks for playing along at Create with Connie and Mary!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love how you used a white sentiment on a black hexagon as your focal point - it really stands out against the background. What a great funky CAS design! A great use of our Connie & Mary colours this week and totally fitting for our frames challenge over at The Paper Players - thanks for joining us this week!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love all of the hexagons! Your card is a great take on both challenges! Thanks for playing along at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Shawna, this is so fun! Love the colors and the sentiment! Great way to use hexagons! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

laurie said...

Love that sentiment, and the fun hexagons! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!!

Nance Leedy said...

What a fun card and you've pulled these colors together beautifully. Really like how you outlined the hexagons. Gives me a new look at this die! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful. Fabulous creation and gorgeous colours. thanks for your sweet comment too...have joined as your newest follower.xx..
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Lisa Martz said...

Perfect colors for this fun "bee hive" card! Love how you embossed your greeting on the black and put that right in the center saying "look at me"! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful graphic background, Shawna. The colors are lovely and the sentiment as the focal point is outstanding. Thanks for joining in this week at ATSM's CAS Challenge. Melissa L - DT

Unknown said...

Such happy colors! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players this week Shawna!

Monika Reeck said...

I dont have hexagon stamp or DIES
your colors in this card is so harmony Shawna
looks like juicy watermelon mix with lemon
and big bold black sentiment is clever
I think you win somewhere I ever read but I forget where hehe I am sorryy..
may I ask you do you get now the update from my Blog dear
I get always and sometimes I feel guilty that my time so limit and not visit you at that time I got the update
but dont worry I always remember you and will always visit you even late my dear friend
and want to say thanks too that you play with us at ATSM this week..
big hugs, Monika
PS: miss your visit again Shawna :)

AB. said...

Absolutely stunning! A beautiful card that shows a talented eye for design and technique. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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