Introducing… Background Builders: Happy Hexagons & Beautiful

Introducing… Background Builders: Happy Hexagons & Beautiful


Welcome back to day 2 of the August 2018 Release product introductions.

This is the fun part, you now get to see all the sneak peeks in action. The Design Team have worked their socks off and created an abundance of inspiration to share with you over the coming days 🙂

Yesterday myself and the Design Team re-introduced the ‘So Much’ mini clear stamp set HERE, be sure to check out all the inspiration and comment along the hop 😉

Today we are introducing 2 new clear stamp sets, Background Builders: Happy Hexagons & Beautiful. Hopefully you have hopped on from the start HERE, where I have shared a couple of projects using the new stamps.

Now I have some more inspiration to share using Background Builders: Happy Hexagons…



Have you noticed the stamp design in the Background Builders Geometric collection that appears in each set? I’ve used it on this first card, if not! I love the garland style of this stamp and as I want all the sets to work as a collection, apart from the correlation of them being geometrics I wanted something to flow between them and this stamp design works perfectly.


On this first card I started by die cutting a square window mask to stamp the hexagon garland. It is such a fun stamp and with it being long and thin, it can be easily manipulated on a stamping block or in a stamping tool to be curved or made into a wavy design. Again, I used Altenew inks and paired it with a sentiment from Birthday Sentiments.

Next, I was inspired by the current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches seen HERE and below.

FMS Final 350-001

I used the open hexagon strip stamp across my base card, stamping it in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I then used my Diamond Press Hexagon Dies (purchased from Crafters Companion) to die cut 2 hexagons, one from Lemon Lime Twist and one from Berry Burst, I just love this colour pairing!


I stamped one of the larger hexagons onto the Lemon Lime Twist die cut and layered it slightly onto the Berry Burst die cut. The sentiment is one of my faves from Simply Said Blocks.


Lastly, but by no means least I have a card to share with you using Beautiful…


This is another card from the Uniko Summer Stamping Retreat and I think my favourite! I love the juicy bright colours and added little leaf sprig from a clear stamp set being introduced tomorrow 😉 The sentiment is another of the mix and match options in the set and I have added some Bakers Twine & Nuvo Drops to embellish the sentiment strip.


That’s all I have to share with you today using these new clear stamp sets, but I know the Design Team have created even more fabulous inspiration to showcase them, be sure to hop along!

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed that hop and I am all inspired to get inky! I’d love to know your thoughts on these clear stamp sets and which is your favourite of the two, that is if you can decide?! That’s all from myself and the Design Team today, but be sure to come by tomorrow for even more product introductions 🙂



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Comments (6)

  • Linda W Reply

    Gorgeous cards Bev ….. love how you’ve used the little hexagons on the first one, so clever. Great colour combo on the second and I love the pretty floral design. Those inks look amazing, I might just have to add those to my ever growing shopping list xx

    17th August 2018 at 7:23 pm
  • Izzy Reply

    Really beautiful cards, Bev ! Looks like we both thought of hexagons lines but I didn’t think of curving them. I love the way they look like that, it reminds me Chinese lanterns ! Great take on the sketch with your second card and nice colour combo. And your last card is so, so pretty and delicate with those beautiful colours ! Love it ! xx

    18th August 2018 at 8:17 am
  • carol Reply

    THUD! That’s my jaw, dropping in awe at the creativity you’ve shared in showcasing these sets! The party ‘garlands’ are fabulous; the lime and berry burst hexagon, striking; the florals, lovely! Triple WOW, my sweet friend!

    18th August 2018 at 12:36 pm
  • Lindsey Reply

    Love, love the ombre garland card! And adore your ‘beautiful’, delicate floral medley. And then you score a hat trick with the funky hexagon card too! X

    20th August 2018 at 9:26 pm
  • Claire A Reply

    Loving those hexagons – what a great way to incorporate them using the FM sketch! Beautifully CAS take on it!

    21st August 2018 at 1:39 am
  • Karren Reply

    Fabulous cards and products! I love the graphic look to your FMS card – so very cool! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    21st August 2018 at 7:19 am

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