Welcome to the Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop for February. I love participating with some of the other WORLD'S TOP DEMONSTRATORS! That's right - this hop features Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world. All of us have earned a FREE 7-night Mediterranean Cruise for TWO with Stampin' Up! I'm sad to say I chose to "cash out" of the cruise again this time around. But, I'm glad I still get to hop with these wonderful folks!
If you're just joining the hop, this month's theme is "One For the Guys". I think that's a theme that most of us struggle with. I put off designing a card for today's hop for weeks. Seriously. I knew I didn't want to use any of the image stamps from the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-Bration brochure since I thought it was likely that my other hoppers would be using them. And, I wanted something different. None of the images from the Annual Catalog jumped out at me. That's when I stumbled upon Six-Sided Sampler. When I spotted the hexagon patterned paper in the Go Wild DSP Stack, the deal was sealed!
I decided simple was better, but added a few embellishments/special touches. I added some heat embossing to the Tip Top Taupe hexagon. I stamped the dotted outline and added a button to the Whisper White hexagon. And, I chose to keep the Basic Black hexagon plain since I knew my sentiment would be layered over it.
What do you think? I'll tell you one thing I regret not considering when making this card - the direction of the hexagons on the DSP. Did you notice that they're at a different angle than my punched hexagons. I'm a very matchy-matchy person so it kind of bothers me. (Clearly it didn't bother me so much that I felt the need to remake the card.) What do you think?
Stampin' Supplies: All of the supplies used to create today's project are shown below the list of bloggers. Feel free to click on each image to learn more about each product or purchase them in my online store. There's also a nifty link on the bottom left that will allow you to create your own printable list of all of the supplies!
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