Isn't it great?! I was immediately drawn to the bold geometric shapes of the film reels as well as the repeated circle elements. I've been making lots of flowery and girly cards lately and wanted something a bit more gender neutral. With all that swirling in my head, here's what developed:
I suppose the glitter dots and silver Baker's Twine tone down the masculine effect but otherwise I think it could be for anyone. The Smoky Slate main panel was stamped with Off the Grid in the same color ink--this is my go-to stamp for a bit of masculine grunge without adding bulky layers. As I was playing around with the layout for the hexagons, I thought they needed a vertical element to "ground" them. I actually saw the sentiment threaded through a hexagon in the SU catalog and from there got the idea to string them onto some twine.
Centering the holes was easy! I first punched the hole in some DSP with a 3/4" circle punch. Next, I centered the hexagon punch over the already-punched hole and voila! The result is a hexagon with a hole in it! Use this technique whenever you want a punched center of another shape--works like a charm every time. Again, sticking with the idea that I didn't want anything TOO flashy (like rhinestones) I punched some small circles (with the Cupcake Builder punch) from silver glimmer paper and attached with a small amount of Tombow glue. Nice and flat for mailing too!
Since I started with the stamped images from Six Sided Sampler but didn't use them on the front, I added them to the inside with a fun pairing of sentiments from Remembering Your Birthday. That's it for me....I hope you'll remember to pop on over and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration at The Paper Players. If you can join in the fun just make sure to do so before the challenge closes on Friday, March 14th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by today!
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.