Tattersall Backgrounds with Markers – Cardmaking Video Tutorial

You all know that I love to make my own backgrounds for my handmade cards. Sometimes those backgrounds take a bit of time and have a few (or more) steps to them. Today’s cardmaking technique, easy tattersall backgrounds, is not one of those techniques. It is simple, quick, and requires only a ruler and markers! Watch the video below for all the details!

Easy Tattersall and Plaid Backgrounds with Markers

The Tattersall Background Technique Video Tutorial

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Making Tattersall Backgrounds

To make these backgrounds you need just a few supplies, cardstock, a ruler, I like the Tim Holtz ruler, and markers. Markers are the most important part of this technique. I like to use the Memento markers, but any brush tip marker will work. Another great choice would be the Tombow Dual Tip markers. Also, you need a GOOD ruler for this technique. The ruler is what is going to guide your pattern.

For the tattersall pattern I like to use three different colors. If you have trouble with color combinations like I do, be sure to check out my Pinterest Board that is full of different combinations that work well together. Once you have your colors, it’s all about measureing and drawing stripes.

To start your pattern, use one color and simply start drawing stripes with your marker. Keep the stripes equal distances apart. An easy width to start with is 1″. Draw the lines both vertically and horizontally. Then, using your second color, draw lines again, this time in the middle of the previous stripes. If you used 1″ on your first lines then simply measure 0.5″ away from those first lines. Finally, it’s time for the final color. These lines are going to go in between the first two colors. Using the 1″ as a reference again, for the final color you would measure 0.25″ from your first colored lines. Be sure to watch the video above for the full break down! It’s much easier to watch this technique in action!

**Tip** The first two colors you use are going to have the least amount of color on the panel, and the third will be the most prominent. Be sure to keep that in mind as you start your pattern.


Making the Cards

Happy Birthday & You Make Me Smile Handmade Cards

Happy  Birthday and You Make Smile Handmade Cards with Tattersall Markers Backgrounds

My first panel was so easy to make. The three colors I used were Toffee Crunch, Teal Zeal, and Sweet Plum. After making the background though, I knew a lot would be covered because of my card design. When that happens I like to cut up my panel and get two cards out of it!

Happy Birthday Handmade Card. Stamped with Tulips Stamp and colored with colored pencils and OMS.

On my first card I used the Tulips stamp from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and a small Happy Birthday sentiment from the Tiny Sentiments Set 2 stamp set. I stamped and colored the tulips with colored pencils and OMS. And to finish the card I stamped the sentiment!

Be sure to check out my previous post for Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps! I use the same Tulips stamp, but for stamping in embossing powder! Check it out HERE!!

You Make Me Smile Handmade Card. Flower Flourish stamped with Desert Sand ink.

The second card I simple, too. I started by stamping the Flower Flourish stamp several time with Desert Sand ink. And to finish the card I added a “You Make Me Smile” sentiment banner!

This sentiments is one of my all time favorites from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. Check out a few more example of how I’ve used it HERE.

Get Well Soon Handmade Card

Get Well Soon Handmade Card with Tattersall Marker Background

For my second panel, I wanted to go a little lighter with my color selection. The marker colors I used were Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, and New Sprout. I wanted to go lighter so I could stamp over the top with a silhouette or solid stamp!

Get Well Soon Handmade Card stamped with Flower Swirl rubber stamps.

To finish this simple card I started by stamping my solid stamps over the top of my background. I used the Flower Swirl Set of 2 from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and Versafine Clair ink in Pinecone, along with my MISTI. And finally, I added a “Get Well Soon” sentiment banner.

A Belated Handmade Birthday Card

Tattersall marker background cardmaking technique. A more masculine pattern.

On my third and final panel I wanted a more masculine color palette. This technique is perfect to use for more masculine, clean and simple cards. The colors of the markers I chose were Nautical Blue, Bamboo Leaves, and Gray Flannel.

Belated Handmade Masculine Birthday Card. Rubber stamps are from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

And keeping with the clean and simple masculine feel I only added a sentiment to finish this card. Again, the stamp is from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and it’s called “Belated”. It’s perfect for me and my forgetfulness!


Tips and Tricks for the Tattersall Background Technique

  1. Three colors really works best for this technique. You can try to use more and less, especially for more of a plaid look, but for tattersall, use three.
  2. If you have trouble choosing your color combination, check out my Pinterest board all about color combos!
  3. When putting together the background, remember the first two colors will have the least amount of stripes on the panel. The last color will have the most and be the most prominent color on the panel.
  4. A brush tip marker with a bit of firmness (Memento, Tombow) work best for this technique. You can try other markers, even Crayola markers can work!!
  5. Use a good ruler!!!! I like the Tim Holtz ruler because it has so many markings for easy alignment. This is the only tool you’re really using, so be sure to use a good one!

Making tattersall or plaid backgrounds with markers is really simple and I hope you all give it a try! These only take minutes to make and if you struggle with masculine cards like I do, these are perfect!

If you are interested in any of the stamps or supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting!!


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Brayered Background Cardmaking Technique – A Video Tutorial

Awhile ago I shared a video that was all about using your brayer to create really quick and easy backgrounds with acrylic paint for your handmade greeting cards. I love this cardmaking technique and it’s such a fast way to create backgrounsd with a lot of texture! Today, I want to share a few more brayered background with you. Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details!

To check out my previous video on creating easy brayered backgrounds head HERE.


The Brayered Background Technique Video Tutorial

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The Brayered Background Technique

This technique is so simple! First of all, you will need a few supplies – a brayer, acrylic paint (I’m using heavy body acrylic paints), and watercolor or mixed media paper. I also like to use a “palette” which can be as simple as a laminated sheet of cardstock. This will serve as a place to hold and mix your paint.

After you gather your supplies, the technique is super easy to do! Start by placing the the paint onto the palette and rolling your brayer through the paint until it’s fully coated in an even layer. Then, take your brayer to the paper and start rolling the brayer over the paper in back and forth motions. Continue until you achieve the coverage you are looking for and you paint is in an even layer on the paper!

Making the Handmade Cards

Happy Birthday Handmade Card

For this background I went very simple! I used blue and white paint to create a bit of an ombre effect. Then, to finish the card I used the “I Think You’re S’Whale” stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps. I stamped and colored several of the images from the set and added then into a little underwater scene. I finished the card with a simple Happy Birthday sentiment that’s included in the stamp set!

For more handmade greeting card ideas using the “I Think You’re S’Whale” Stamp Set head HERE.

I Got Your Back Handmade Card

My second handmade greeting card is a good one for a friend who is going through a hard time. I used blue and green paint, along with the brayered background technique, to create a quick scene for the little cats I wanted to add. The cats are from the “Best Buds” stamp set, also from Joy Clair Stamps. I felt like the scene was just a little big for the cats, though. So I created a quick frame with an oval die and also used that frame to hold my sentiment! After adding a few die cut clouds this little scene, and card, was finished!

For more ideas using the Best Buds Stamp Set, head HERE.

It’s Gonna Be Ok Handmade Card

This last card of mine is very simple. But, it does have a shiny pearlescent background which adds just enough interest! I started by masking a heart on the watercolor paper. The masking paper is actually label paper, which has more stick and can hold up to the moisture of the paint.

Before brayering the background, I added Shimmery Goodness to the paint which gives the paint a pearlescent shine! I brayered this over the mask to finish this super simple background. And the sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets from Joy Clair Stamps called “You Got This“.

For more ideas using the “You Got This” Stamp Set head HERE.


Tips & Tricks for the Brayered Background Technique

  • For my cards I used heavy body acrylic paints. These, in my opinion, work best. They cover in one layer and are very opaque. HOWEVER, cheaper acrylic paints will work. Just know you will require more layers for fuller coverage and they will have a chalky appearance when dry. Also, they don’t provide as much texture.
  • You have to use the right paper for this technique. I used watercolor paper, but mixed media paper will also work. It needs to be able to hold up to the moisture of the paint, not pill and warp.
  • When creating backgrounds, the paint will continue to blend as long as the paint is wet. If you want to layer the paint of create more a scene, let the paint dry in between layers.

I hope you all enjoyed a look at this super easy cardmaking technique, brayered backgrounds! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting everyone!!


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Easy, Simple and Quick Sympathy Cards

Making sympathy cards can seem like a daunting task. Today I want to share a few ideas for creating your own handmade sympathy cards and a few tips and tricks along the way!

Watch the video tutorial below!

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Breaking Down the Cardmaking Projects

The First Card

For more ideas using the Birds & Butterflies stencil click HERE

The first card I made is probably the most simple. It requires only two inks, is one layer, and takes no more than 10 minutes from start to finish. I started by masking an oval on an A2 top folding card base (side folding would work, as well). I very quickly ink blended in that oval with a blending brush a Catherine Pooler “It’s a Boy” ink pad.

In that oval I stenciled the butterfly using the “Birds & Butterfly” stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop. Because I used dye ink for ink blending, I went with a pigment ink for the stenciling. This way there wouldn’t be any blending between the inks. Finally, I stamped my sentiment with the same ink and the “Heartfelt Sympathy” stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps. This is one of my all time favorite sympathy stamp sets!

For more ideas using the Heartfelt Sympathy Stamp Set head HERE.

This stamp set has such beautiful sentiments and verses I decided to also stamp on the inside of this card. This really helps me when I just don’t quite know what to say.

The Second Card

My second card takes a little more time, but is still very simple. Again, I worked directly on the card base, but this time I’m creating a quick scene with the “Happy Dandelions” stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop. I have a whole video that is dedicated to sharing how easy it is to create scenes with your stencils. You can check it out HERE!

I wanted this card to be finished very simply. I used one of my favorite stamp and die sets “Prayers” from Hero Arts. This is one of my most used sets that I have ever purchased! I built up the prayers die cut by layering several together to create a chipboard effect. I finished by stamping “Sending Hugs and”, then popped it up above the prayers die cut.

For more ideas using the Prayers stamp & die set head HERE.

The Third Card

More ideas using the Altenew Fine Bouquet Die click HERE.

My third and final card could be used as either a sympathy card or a “Thinking of You” card to send later, just as a reminder that you’re still thinking of them. I’m working on directly on the card base, again an A2 size, which makes for a nice flat card. I started by stenciling with one of my favorite stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop “Plaid Fringe”. This makes the perfect background! I used “Seafoam” from Catherine Pooler and ink blended with one of my Amazon Blending brushes.

On top of the stenciling I added a glitter die cut that I cut with the “Fine Bouquet” die from Altenew. I did use a premade glitter paper, but if you are looking for a DIY NO SHED version of glitter paper, check out my tutorial on how to make your own HERE! I finished the front of the card with a Thinking of You sentiment from the Avery Elle “You’ve Got This” stamp set.

The “You’ve Got This” stamp set that I used on the front of the card is another one that has so many unique and good to have on hand sentiments in it. I chose “You are on my mind and in my heart” and stamped it on the inside of my card to finish this card off.


My Tips for Creating Sympathy Cards

  1. I like to make sure my sympathy cards are one layer or with very little dimension. The reason I like to keep then so thin is because I never know if the card will be hand delivered or need to be mailed. This takes the guess work out of how many stamps need to be put on, if the card needs to be hand canceled, etc.
  2. My designs need to be simple without a lot going on. I want the focus of my cards to be the message on the inside.
  3. Along the lines of simplicity the designs also need to be quick. If I don’t have cards in my stash ready to go, I need to be able to create a card quickly. I want my card to be in the mail or delivered ASAP, so no dry time or spending hours on my sympathy cards.
  4. This is just a little tip, but after you send your sympathy card have a “Thinking of You” card ready to go. It’s always nice to send this card a little later when the calls, visits, and food have stopped or slowed down. It’s just a nice little reminder that someone is still thinking about them.

I hope you all found some tips and tricks you can use on your own cardmaking projects. I know sympathy cards aren’t fun to make, but if they can provide a bit of comfort and let the recipient know that they’re in your thoughts, that makes it all worth it.

If you are interested in anything I used today, you can find them all the supplies listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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An easy cardmaking technique - Rubber Stamping into Embossing Powder

Stamping in Heat Embossing

Heat embossing is one of the techniques I first learned when I started making my own handmade cards and I still love it! But heat embossing is a technique you can stretch even further! Today, I want to share with you a technique that I learned from Gale Thompson over at “The Darby Creek Diaries” called hot stamping. Watch the video tutorial below or keep reading for the full run down!

An easy cardmaking technique, rubber stamping in heat embossing.

The Video Tutorial

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Stamping in Heat Embossing Cardmaking Technique

This technique is really very simple. You need only embossing powder, an embossing ink pad (I used Versamark), a heat tool, cardstock, and a rubber stamp. I want to take a second to talk about the stamp choice here. The stamp you use has to be rubber. You can not use clear stamps for this technique it will ruin them. For my cards today, I am using stamps from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. I know that these are HIGH QUALITY and work wonderfully for this technique! Plus, I love their designs.

The main objective to this technique is to build up your layers of embossing powder to create a very thick layer of embossing powder. I used many different colors to layer on top of one another, but one color works just as well! Each project of mine contains 12-15 layers of embossing powder each. Once you’ve built it up, heat the powder one last time. When the powder is nice and hot, all that is left to do is press your rubber stamp into the hot powder. Let it sit and cool down, then peel up your stamp to reveal the stamped impression!

**If you aren’t happy with your impression, reheat the powder and it will level itself out. Then, you can repress your stamp!**

Making the Handmade Cards

Just a Note Tulip Card

Just a Note Handmade Card. Hot Stamping into the Embossing Powder with Tulips Rubber stamp.

For this first handmade card I used four different embossing powders. I layered them all onto a die cut oval. The powders used are all from Imagine Crafts and their names are Silver, Metallic Berry, Copper, and Matte Clear. Here’s a breakdown of the 12 layers.

  • Silver Embossing Powder x3
  • Metallic Berry Embossing Powder x3
  • Copper Embossing Powder x3
  • Matte Clear Embossing Powder x3
Adding texture to this cardmaking technique is easy by cracking the embossing powder!

The stamp that I pressed into the hot embossing powder is from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. It’s called “Tulips”. And you may notice in the photo, but after the embossing powder cooled, I bent the cardstock to crack the powder for a more distressed look!

The finished Just a Note Handmade Card is easy with just a little stenciling and a rubber stamped sentiment.

To finish this handmade card, I added a bit of stenciling to the A2 top folding card base. I used a Quatrefoil stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and Sugared Lavender Ink from Catherine Pooler. After adhereing the embossed die cut with foam adhesive, I added the “Just a Note” banner sentiment to finish this simple card.

Bee-cause You’re Special Card

Honeycomb Stamped Heat Embossing

For my second handmade card, again I did all of my embossing on a die cut. This time I die cut a circle from heavy weight white cardstock. I also switched up the embossing powder colors, but they are all from Imagine Crafts. The colors I used for this card are New Years Eve, which is a sparkly black embossing powder, Yellow, and Gold Glitter which is a clear embossing powder that has gold glitter in it. Here’s the breakdown of the 15 layers.

  • New Years Eve x3
  • Yellow x2
  • Gold Glitter x2
  • New Years Eve
  • Gold Glitter
  • Yellow
  • Gold Glitter
  • Yellow x2
  • Gold Glitter x2
Stamping into Heat Embossing with Honeycomb Rubber Stamps from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.

The stamp I pressed into the hot embossing powder is from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. It’s called “Honeycomb”. With this project, I didn’t press the stamp just one time, but after the first impression in the center of the circle, I reheated the edges and pressed the stamp into the edges to create a fun honeycomb circle!

Bee-Cause You're Special Handmade Card

To finish this clean and simple card design, I matted the circle with a little larger of circle cut from black cardstock. On top of the honeycomb, I added the “Large Bee” stamped image that I fussy cut and colored. Finally, after adding the circles and bee to an A2 top folding card, I stamped the “Bee-cause You’re Special” sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink!

Marbled Thinking of You

Marbled Rainbow background with stamping from a rubber background stamp.

This was completely a happy accident! For this embossed rectangle, again I worked on heavy weight white cardstock. For the embossing I went in rainbow order with two layers of each color. And finally on top of the rainbow I added three layers of Opaque Irridescent embossing powder from Imagine Crafts. All in all, there are 15 layers of embossing powder on this rectangle! Here’s a breakdown of the layers.

  • Red x2
  • Orange x2
  • Yellow x2
  • Green x2
  • Blue x2
  • Purple x2
  • Opaque Irridescent x3
Marbled Rainbow Heat Embossed Background with Tulip Background Stamping. An easy thinking of you sentiment finishes this handmade card

This technique is a little different from what I previously did. After layering the embossing powder, I first stamped in two solid butterfly cluster stamps. But, I wasn’t seeing the rinabow colors beneath the white that I really wanted to pop through. I tried again, but it still wasn’t working out.

Using the Doodle Stix from Imagine Crafts is a great way to create the marbled heat embossed background! The embossing powder peels right off the silicone tips.

After remelting the powder, I brought in these little tools from Imagine Crafts. They have silicone tips, so they wont burn in the embossing powder and the powder peels right off when it dries. When you dip and swirl these little tools in the layers of embossing powder, it starts to create a marbled look and bring up the lower layers. It is such a neat look and could easily be left as is for a cool marble background!

**If you don’t have these tools, try using a tooth pick!!**

A Thinking of You Card with a Heat Embossed Rainbow Marble Background made with the Stamping in Embossing Powder Technique

While the powder was still hot, I pressed in a background stamp from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps called “Tulips”. After it cooled down and I pulled up the stamp I was left with this textured, marbled background that is full of interest! Any powder that smooshed over the side, I trimmed down with scissors while it was still warm.

Thinking of You Handmade Card

I wanted all the focus to be on this marbled background, so I kept the rest of the card very simple. I matted the embossed panel with black cardstock and adhered them both to an A2 top folding card base. Finally, I added a “Thinking of You” sentiment banner with foam adhesive to finish this card!

Tips & Tricks for Stamping in Embossing Powder

  • LAYERS, LAYERS, LAYERS!!! Layering your embossing powder is so important. I used between 12-15 layers on each card. You don’t have to use as many colors, you can use just one color. But, layer it up multiple times!
  • RUBBER STAMPS MUST BE USED!!! If you try this technique with clear stamps you will ruin your stamp. This technique must be tried only with rubber stamps.
  • If your impression doesn’t come out the first time, you can reheat and try again! This cardmaking technique is one of the most forgiving I have ever tried. I tried and tried again, until I got the hang of it.
  • The embossing powder will be SUPER hot while you’re pressing in your stamp. It WILL burn you!! If you’re scared of burning yourself, use an acrylic block to press in your stamp.
  • Use heavy weight cardstock or thin chipboard as your base layer. You need a lot of stability for this many layers of embossing powder. Also, a chipboard handle will save your fingers!

I hope you all enjoyed a look at this cardmaking technique and can use it in your own crafty projects! It’s so much fun to play around and experiment stamping into embossing powder. You really can’t mess it up!!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting everyone!!


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Easy Hexagon Patterns

One of my favorite ways to create backgrounds for my handmade cards is with pattern making. I have been searching for a great hexagon stamp set to create some easy patterns, and finally I found one! To see who I create each of these super easy hexagon patterns on my cards, keep reading or watch the video tutorial below!

Pattern Stamping - Easy Hexagon Patterns with the Cheerful Hexies stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

The Video Tutorial

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Making the Hexagon Patterns

I have been searching for the perfect hexagon stamp set. I wanted a stamp set that had several different sizes of hexagons both solid and outlines. While I’ve been searching I’ve been pinning hexagon patterns I wanted to try on my “Patterns” Pinterest board all that time. Check it out HERE!

When I had the opportunity to join the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps video hop I was so excited to see their “Cheerful Hexies” stamp set! It was EXACTLY what I had been looking for. Not only did it have an assortment of sizes of solid and outline hexagons, but there were also some great patterns and sentiments thrown in! Keep reading below to see each pattern I created with this fun stamp set and how I put the final handmade cards together as well!

The First Hexagon Pattern

A handmade Hello card with stamped background made to resemble a quilt.

When I think of hexagons, my mind immediately goes to quilts. I so admire those who can create quilts (I wish I could!), but what I can do is create a quilt pattern with stamps! This pattern is really just about choosing a color palette, making sure two of the same color aren’t next to each other, and lining up the stamps. I like to look straight through the clear stamps to get the alignment just right. Also, if you have trouble choosing a color palette that coordinates nicely, check out my “Color Combos” board on Pinterest!

When creating an intricate background. I like to cut it apart and make more than one handmade card with it!

When I make time intensive patterns like this, I try and get as many cards as I can from one panel. For these two cards I cut the panel in half at an angle for a bit more interest. I also added a kraft mat behind each panel to help separate it from the sentiment.

This hand stamped quilted background is easy and can be changed up on each handmade card just by switching the color combination!

I love the scripty hello sentiment that is included in the stamp set, so that’s what I chose to use on these two cards. I stamped the sentiment on an angle that lines up with the quilted pattern beneath it. And to make the entire card look cohesive I used an ink that I used in the quilt pattern.

The Second Hexagon Pattern

A super easy hexagon pattern with a more masculine feel. Pattern stamping with masculine color is a great way to create masculine handmade cards.

Above I mentioned my Patterns board over on Pinterest. That’s where this pattern came from. I like finding patterns that I want to recreate, but make them unique with the color combinations. I thought the hexagon pattern here leant itself to a more masculine card, so I chose the color palette that was a bit more masculine than the original pattern design. I also used my MISTI to stamp these solid images so I could get the best impression!

Hand stamped Hello Friend sentiment. Stamped with a pigment ink to keep the pattern and sentiment inks from bleeding together.

When I stamped the pattern I used dye inks. This way they dry fast and there is less of a chance of smearing. But when I went to stamp the sentiment I chose to use a pigment ink. By layering a pigment ink on top of the dry dye ink there is not really a chance for the sentiment to bleed. If I were to layer dye on top of dye, there’ a possibility of the inks bleeding into each other. I used Memento Dew Drop ink pads (dye) for the pattern and Versafine Clair inks (pigment) for the sentiment!

Pattern stamping on handmade cards is a great way to make clean and simple one layer cards! These cards are easy to mail with no extra postage necessary!

When stamping a pattern I like to let it shine on the finished card. That’s exactly what I did on this card. I matted the pattern panel with kraft cardstock and attached both to an A2 top folding card base. This is the perfect kind of card to send through the mail! Nice and flat, but still has a lot of interest!

The Third Hexagon Pattern

A Happy Hello! Again, pattern stamping is a great way to make clean and simple, one layer cards! These cards are so easy to send through the mail!

This pattern is another from my Pinterest board! But to switch it up, I used a patterned hexagon instead of a solid one. All of these inks are from Catherine Pooler, and I love the way they all go together even though they’re from different collections! It makes for a very bright and colorful card!

To add interest to this clean and simple handmade hello card, I used a hexagon stamp with a pattern. The added texture really adds a lot of interest to this simple one layer card.

To give the pattern even more interest I ued the plaid hexagon, but I also turned it each time to create a different look for each stamp. And again, I did use my MISTI for stamping these. A stamp positioner is the easiest way to get the stamps lined up and a solid image by double stamping. Trying to line these lines up by sight would definitely be a challenge!

The sentiments in the Cheerful Hexies stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy are fabulous! I finished this one layer hello card with a buildable "happy Hello" sentiment that I stamped with pigment ink.

The Catherine Pooler inks I used for stamping the hexagon pattern are dye inks. So when I went to stamp the sentiment on top of the already stamped images, I used a pigment ink. Specifically, Versafine Clair in Nocturne. Again, this is best so the inks don’t bleed into each other. And all of this stamping was done on an A2 panel, which I attached to an A2 card base for a one layer card.

The Fourth Hexagon Pattern

Hexagons are a great shape to create some really fabulous 3D looking backgrounds on your handmade cards!

This pattern was a complete accident! I was really just experimenting with the stamps in the “Cheerful Hexies” stamp set and this pattern just sort of happened. I started by stamping the largest outline hexagon, making sure to bump the edges up against each other. What I was trying to create was the look of a kitchen backsplash or shower tile.

This 3D effect is so easy to stamp with the outline hexagon clear stamps from the Cheerful Hexies stamp set. I left mine black and white, but this would be a fun background to color with your favorite medium!

But then I took it one step further. I stamped the outline hexagon that’s two sizes down, lining up the points with the lines from the hexagons I previously stamped. What this did was create a 3D effect that looks like little boxes stamped on top of each other! I left mine in black and white, but this pattern would be a really fun one to color!

The Cheers to You sentiment is built from the sentiments included in the Cheerful Hexies stamp set. I love the monochromatic look of this 3D card!

I kept the finished card very simple (the background is kind of a lot!). I attached the pattern panel to an A2 side folding card base and on top of that I added a sentiment strip. The “Cheers to you” is also included in the “Cheerful Hexies” stamp set!


Tips & Tricks for Creating Hexagon Patterns

  • To find patterns that you want to try be sure to check out my Pinterest Board that is dedicated to patterns!
  • Color combinations can be changed to create an entirely different look for each pattern! If you have a hard time coming up with combinations, check out my Color Combos Pinterest Board!
  • A stamp positioner is going to be your best friend when creating patterns! This allows you to line stamps up perfectly and double or triple stamp to create nice solid images. I LOVE my MISTI!!
  • If you are creating really intricate patterns, create a whole panel. Then, cut it down to create more than one card. This way you get the most out of your time spent!

I hope you all enjoyed a look at how I create all of these hexagon patterns on my handmade cards! Be sure to head over to YouTube to view the entire video hop that is happening today!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my cards today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting everyone!!


The Supply List

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