Have you joined the Fusion Vibes yet? Enjoy 20% off our True Color Fusion Ink Pads! Use them with your favorite stamp sets, to create colorful backgrounds or a mixture of both. Today, we are using 5 ink pads to create a Hexagon background. As you read, think about which 5 inks you would pair instead and let us know in the comments.
Last Monday, we shared a Product Spotlight video where Design Concept Manager, Kim Kesti, demonstrates three backgrounds you can create without a stamp.
Today, we are combining two stamp sets with inks.
Our 2017-2018 Inspiration Book & Catalog includes a few adorable background stamps. These are the perfect size for the traditional cardstock panel. Stamp them once and you have a background.
You can get a bit more creative and combine a background stamp with a smaller stamp. For the featured project, we first stamped our Hexagon Print background stamp in Sweet Pear True Color Fusion Ink. Think about what color you would use for this background instead.
After taking a step back, we decided we wanted to give these hexagons a bit more color. Our new Pattern Love Stamp Set (in the Decorative Stamp category of our catalog) has a hexagon stamp that’s the exact size of the hexagons in the background stamp.
Now choose 4 of your favorite accent colors. We grabbed Green Olive, Limeade Splash, Beach Breeze and Catalina Splash Ink Pads. Use the grids on a Clear Block to align your small hexagon stamp just right. Alternate your colors. Leave a few in the original background color.
With your background complete, finish your card with a beautiful stamped image and sentiment. The hexagons kind of reminded us of a honeycomb, so we choose our new bee stamp from the Stitched Dreams Stamp Set with a sentiment that’s a bit of a play on words.
Supply List: Hexagon Print Stamp Set SS-0046| Pattern Love Stamp Set SS-0049| Stitched Dreams Stamp Set SS-0512| Stitched Dreams Die Set DI-0371| Take Action Stamp Set SS-0449| Hexagons Die DI-0290| Black Licorice Ink Pad IP-0041| Sweet Pear Ink Pad IP-0054| Green Olive Ink Pad IP-0072| Limeade Splash Ink Pad IP-0019| Beach Breeze Ink Pad| Catalina Splash Ink Pad IP-0073| Journey Glaze AD-0002| Journey Sparkle Cuts AC-0151| Candy Minis AC-0135| Journey Sequins – Special Celebration AC-0115| Lemongrass Journey Thread AC-0132| Beach Breeze Journey Thread AC-0131| Whip Cream Journey Thread AC-0128| Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040| Blue Lagoon Cardstock CS-0004| Sweet Pear Cardstock CS-0095|
*These ink pads in bold are 20% off until August 31, 2017.
Now it’s time to follow the advice of our sentiment and ‘Be You’. Which five ink pad colors would you use instead for this project?