Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Honeycomb Heart

Some time ago I saw a tutorial showing how to make your own honeycomb paper - I was too busy to try it out at the time but popped it safely onto one of my Pinterest boards - how I love Pinterest!  I used to save so many wonderful things then not have a clue where I'd saved them - so many hours wasted looking through all those "saved stuff" folders!

So, thanks to Pinterest it's now just a case of logging in and scrolling through the photos till I find the one I want - the relevant link is saved as a matter of course to make it even easier to find instructions etc. The tutorial I used is HERE and was really easy to follow if you want to have a go yourself.
Having made my honeycomb paper I cut it into a heart shape to use for a Valentines card
I used the "On Target" LO for February from The Sketch File - as you can see, apart from moving it lower down the page, I used it pretty much as on the sketch

 Materials and Tools
Honeycomb paper made from tissue paper using this tutorial
February 2014 LO from The Sketch File
Patterned paper (grey and red) from an old HotP paper pad
Red and Silver card scraps
Red satin ribbon and "Be Mine" brad from stash
Embossing Folders: Chevrons from Crafters Companion, Tiny Hearts by Cuttlebug
2x heart punches, Scalloped Circle Nesties by Spellbinders

The heart folds relatively flat to fit in an envelope, then the tab made from small hearts tucks under the brad to keep the pom-pom heart open

Hope you like this one, I enjoyed making it and the honeycomb paper was nowhere near as tricky to make as you'd think.
Please leave a comment xx



Angelnorth said...

Very effective Kathy, looks great!

Angelnorth said...

Very effective Kathy, looks great!

Kaz said...

This is lovely Kathy! Well done on the honeycomb paper. Loving the layered embossing too xxx

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Traceyr said...

Very ingenious Kathy :)

Anonymous said...

Love the heart, very clever! x