But in a good way! Using Nathalie Kalbach's awesome pattern-making stamps for Rubbermoon: Large Hex Set and Small Hex Set. The possibilities are nearly endless with this very cool modular style of stamping, but here's what I've made my first time out:
Before I started stamping, I traced around one large stamped hexagon on a piece of clear plastic packaging, and used a craft knife to carefully cut out the center. This gave me sort of homemade stencil, exactly the size of the stamped patterns. Then I chose a palette of Distress Oxides and used the stencil to lay down some solid shapes in the lightest colors, Speckled Egg and Pumice Stone. Then I inked the Large Hex Stamps in Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce and Victorian Velvet. I stamped some of the patterns from the Small Hex Set in the same colors, without adding a background shape. I positioned the large hexies on their points and the small ones on their flat sides so that I could stack the latter into an accent strip for the righthand side of my card.
I added some outlines and details to the hexies with a black fine point Pitt Artist Pen, and stamped the "Thank You" from Michelle Ward's Dance Line Stamp Set in Vintage Photo Oxide. A few coordinating mats later I had a fun geometric card in what miiiiiight just be my new favorite color combination!
Nathalie Kalbach has also designed several geometric pattern stamp sets for RubberMoon, including Fan Shapes, Tiles and Circles that are well worth checking out, and of course they are available at The Ink Pad!
would like to use Speckled Egg Oxide
in pretty much EVERY project!