Monday, September 28, 2020

Quilt Style Hexagon Background with Layered Stamping...

Hi! I am here with another card I made for some challenges. This is a new technique I tried, inspired by a card by Yana Smakula. You can find the original card with a video tutorial here.

I started by cutting a bunch of shapes with the Hexagon Quilt die by Spellbinders out of watercolor paper. I bought this die a few years ago and never got around to using it. I am so happy that I finally used it! I played around with the shapes until I was happy with the pattern. For coloring the pieces, I used distress inks in shades of rust, blue, and teal. I just smooshed some ink on my media mat, sprayed water, and dunked the pieces into it. Once the pieces were dry, I started putting the card together. 

The floral bouquet is from the Magnolia stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps. The sentiment is from another stamp by Mudra called Critter Party.

I put both stamps in a stamp positioner and stamped on a light cream card base with VersaFine Black Onyx ink. While the base dried, I prepared the die-cut pieces for stamping. The Stamping Mask Sheet by Mudra Craft Stamps was an invaluable tool in doing this. I simply trimmed a sheet of the masking paper to A2 size and arranged the die-cut pieces over it. The masking sheet ensured that my pieces didn’t move while stamping. I stamped again with the black ink. I had to do this couple of times as the paper was textured.

The rest of the card was very easy. It was like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. I popped up the pieces with foam tape and aligned them with the stamping on the card base.

The whole process of putting the card together actually went much faster than I expected! Here is another look at the completed card.

I hope you liked this card. Please do let me know if you want a video of the process in the comments.

Entering this card in the following challenges.

Mudra Craft Challenge #35:

Yes...Virginia September Show and Share:

NBUS Challenge #18:

I used the Spellbinders Hexagon Quilt die for the first time.

Retro Rubber Challenge #144:

The Magnolia stamp set was released by Mudra Craft Stamps in April 2018. It was part of my DT kit. It is also one of my favorite stamps from Mudra.

Color Throwdown #612:




  1. This is an amazing technique! What a fabulous result - it looks 3D with the various shapes intersecting like this but the clincher is that it matches the pattern underneath. Thank you for sharing with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  2. Amazing as always. Thank you for taking part in Mudra Challenge #35. Good luck.

    Manasa Priya,
    Dt- Mudra ❤️

  3. WOW!! This is amazing! I love how you maintained the space between your shapes. Your colour palette makes me super happy too! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  4. What an amazing three dimension card. Love this idea. Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber for our Anything Goes challenge.