Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hexagon Stars

Hi Stampers!

Today's card features a really cool use of the Hexagon Punch.  I got this idea from Lyssa Zwolanek's blog, Song of My Heart Stampers.  She comes up with the NEATEST techniques, and is so generous with sharing them.  (Thanks, Lyssa!!)  She's named this the "star fold".

Here's the card, and below, I'll attempt to guide you through the process:

 
I purposely didn't do any stamping on this card because I feel the intricacy of the hexagon star demands to be showcased all by itself.  Here you see one of my fave DSPs used, Modern Medley, along with some retired Striped Grosgrain ribbon, a Very Vintage Designer Button, and a Candy Dot.
 
Now, here's how you do it:
 
First, punch out six hexagon shapes (this is a GREAT way to use up scraps).  Use the same DSP for each punched shape - this is important - unless of course, you want to be really funky - which is FINE!!
 
 
Next, fold down two sides of each punched shape.  It kinda ends up looking like a kite shape.  I had to use my Scoring Board - not too coordinated with small pieces of paper.  You sort of score/fold across two of the "triangle" sides of the hexagon:
 
 
 
 
 
Finally, assemble your folded hexagons so the folded sides form a star shape.  Then you can attach it to a background shape or to your project:
 
 
Pretty cool, huh?  The "star" actually forms a large hexagon, as well!  If you have the Circle Framelit set, this fits nicely onto the 3" circle.  Lyssa also says this will fit perfectly onto the Circle Thinlit card front.
 
Let me know how you like this technique!  I hope you give it a try.  It's simple once you get the hang of it, and looks great with Christmas paper, especially (see more examples on Lyssa's blog).
 
Happy stampin'!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this new use for the punch! love it!

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    1. Thanks, Peggy! I'm so glad you can use this tip - and thanks for commenting - you always make my day :)

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