I love the Honeycomb embossing folder. I love the new Hexagon Punch. Put the two together and they rock, big-time. I had to make a get-well card and, using the embossing folder and punch together, made a quick and easy card that I'm hoping will instantly lift the spirits of my friend.
The colours I decided to use were white, black and red. I love those colours together and, for this design, really helped make everything "pop". My base was the Naturals White cardstock. Then I cut a 4"x5 1/4" piece of the Real Red Polka Dot Parade designer paper and a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Basic Black cardstock which I embossed using my Honeycomb embossing folder. I also punched out a piece of the same Polka Dot Parade designer paper using my Hexagon punch. Finally, I snipped a 1" square of the Creped Filter Paper.
Taking my hexagon piece of Polka Dot Parade, I used my Basic Black Stampin' Marker to draw a line halfway up the centre. Then I drew a line from the edge on both sides to meet that centre. I also cut a small hole in the top of the hexagon shape and pulled the folded up piece of Creped Filter Paper through and attached it at the back with a glue dot. You can see what I'm talking about in the following picture. You know what they say: a picture is worth a thousand words---and also shows off exactly what I did.
I propped that up on dimensionals on my embossed Basic Black layer.
Then I stamped the Get Well sentiment from the new Tag It stamp set on Whisper White cardstock, using Basic Black ink. I cut that out using the matching framelit from the Chalk Talk framelit set. I used the next size up framelit from that set to cut a plain piece of Real Red cardstock to back the sentiment.
I propped the sentiment up on dimensionals as well. And the card was finished---as simple as that. But I love the way the colours "pop", don't you?
At this point I have to say that using my new magnetic platform made cutting the sentiment out with my framelit so easy that I felt like singing. No more post-it notes or tape to hold my framelits down ever again!