Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veteran's Day!

Happy Veteran's Day!

I saw Angie making samples with the new amazing hexie cover plate die at a retreat last month, and I didn't say a word - but I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. So this card has been brewing for a month!

The die is ingenious, as usual, because it comes with another die that cuts out stripes of the hexagons so you can fill an entire row at once with the stripes it cuts out (two of them).

But I love the zen of paper piecing, so I watercolored one sheet of watercolor with Phthalo Blue Green Shade and one sheet with Pyrrol Scarlet. After they were dry, I die cut those two as well as another blank sheet. Please note - you do need to shim with watercolor paper on cover dies for perfect cuts in one pass. That's just the nature of cover plate dies.

I liked the variation the watercolor gave me - I think it's more interesting than a single color of cardstock for this pattern.

Then, I glued the entire die cut of the blank sheet down onto a card base. (I didn't shim this one so that the hexies wouldn't fall out during this process.

Then I took the red and blue pieces and glued them on top of the existing white ones, so the colored bits are slightly raised. The word die is from this set.

Hexagon Designer dies - Concord & 9th
[ C&9 ]
Lace Leaf BUNDLE - Concord & 9th
[ C&9 ]
November 2019 Release BUNDLE -...
[ C&9 ]
Phthalo Blue Green Shade - Daniel...
[ BLIC ]
Pyrrol Scarlet - Daniel Smith Extra...
[ BLIC ]
Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
[ SSS ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Cut Align
[ MSP ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

The whole release is amazing - you can see the rest of it here!

Want to see my adorable nephew in his Veteran's Day program Friday? He's in the 4th & 5th grade honor choir and they did a great job! Thank you to all of you who serve, or who have families who serve this great nation!

Enjoy these. Loveyameanitbye.


  1. Gorgeous card. Happy Veterans Day! Such a sweet program, thanks for sharing the videos!

  2. Oh I love this this Lydia! And thanks for sharing You’re a Grand Old Flag. I love seeing the littles singing!

  3. Amazing! I do like it with the color variation.

  4. That is freakin genius! I love that idea! I have hex covers but I am not sure I have that size which really lends itself to making designs in it.

    The kids are cute. It's funny in the third one the guy in front of you is also recording it. And then what was that horn?


  5. OMG Lydia, thanks so much for sharing these vids of your adorable nephew! Isn't it so much fun to attend these events?

  6. Oh, yes, and when I saw Angie's vid, I said to myself engineer Jennifer McGuire is going to come up with an easier way to piece this die... or Lydia

  7. Well that did my heart good - honoring Veterans, school children singing, and the Grand Old Flag.


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