August 30, 2013
Design Team: Jennifer McCrae Week 8 Cycle 7
We are crazy for Honeycomb! No, we aren't talking about the cereal, we are talking about Teresa Collins 'Honeycomb' embossing folder! It has quickly become one of our favorites! See how Jennifer McCrae used it today!
There were nights where I was sure
I wouldn't see the morning sun
And there were days that seemed so dark
I couldn't wait for night to come
I couldn't stand to think about how
My life used to be
And how without a single warning
It all slipped away from me
Like a fool I thought I could fight
The shadows on my own
To the dark I was no stranger
But this was stronger than I'd known
And by the time I knew that I was in too deep I'd gone too far
And the light that used to guide me
Had faded from my heart
And I found myself in places I thought I'd never go
Surrounded by stangers I was so far away from home
And I don't know how you found me
All I know is I owe you everything
Yes I do
Whether you’re in an upward swing or a downward spiral; there is always room for a little gratitude :)
For this card, I needed to think outside the box because my first thought, when I looked at this embossing folder, was bees and I knew that more could be done with this pattern if I just put my mind to it.
Yes, its a honeycomb pattern...but its also a hexagon. So I figured, why not fill the hexagons with smaller ones made from some pretty patterned paper!
My ‘out of the box’ thinking soon took me to some really sweet ribbon that I picked up at a recent scrapbook convention. I love this ribbon! Its satiny, shiny and the color is so pretty! To make this flower, I simply ran some thread along the edge, pulled it tight and tied it off. The center bit of bling is just a button :)
What I Used:
Teresa Collins Embossing Folder
Teresa Collins Memorabilia Patterned Paper (LOVE the pattern and the color!)
Melissa Frances - Ribbon & Button
Lettering Delights - ‘Thanks’ title
Zip Glue Pen
Basic Card Stock in complimenting colors
Thank you Jenn!
See more of Jenn's projects on her blog here:
Have you looked at a pattern that was obvious, but decided to take a risk in using it? If so, let us know in the comment section! We would love to hear about it!