Hello and welcome to the latest installment of the 2012 Scrapbook Trends. I was really looking forward to this one, which is honeycomb shapes. I have been seeing this all over the place, and I really love this look. There are several carts that include a honeycomb (or hexagon) shape- I used Winter Woodland- and it is a great way to use your scraps, or just play around with different embellishments. Really fun! For my layout I actually printed and cut all my honeycomb shapes with my Imagine. It has been very neglected, so I decided to break it out. I loved how I could cut the shape and then print it with all the different coordinating patterns. All the paper was printed with the Imagine More Cards, and the title and flourish were cut with Yummy. Here is my layout:
I was so excited to discover that I have this notebook paper print. I tend to forget what I have sometimes, lol, But I have a feeling this print is going to be getting a workout now!
Here is a closeup of some of the honeycomb shapes. It was really fun assembling it, kindof like putting a puzzle together, and so many different ways to go with it!
I added some buttons and brads for interest.
I cut the title from Printing Press (I love the mixed fonts!) and printed it with a pattern from Yummy. The pattern was actually a much darker brown than what it printed. Disappointing, but I still used it :)
The flourish is also cut from the Yummy cart. I popped it up on pop-up glue dots for some depth. This is just a personal preference, but I really like the look of the prints on non-textured paper better. I didn't have any 12x12 non textured paper, so I printed it on the 'back' or less textured side and it was just fine.
I hope you enjoyed my project, and have been inspired to try some honeycomb shapes (if you haven't already!). Stay tuned for trend # 8: Numbers!!
Patterned Paper: Imagine More Cards, Imagine Yummy
Cartridges: Winter Woodland (hexagon), Printing Press (title)
Brads: Eyelet Outlet, Fancy Pants
Buttons: Button Bonanza
I am entering in the following challenges:
Frosted Designs - Geometric shape used 3 times (I used 3 rectangles, and more hexagons :)
Go Fish - Creative use of typeset