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Hexie Love With Pantone's Colors of the Year

Jan 21, 2021 Lydia Fiedler

There are two things I love and go to often when I design cards. The first is geometric designs - I'm drawn to them probably because my dad was a math professor, and we spent a lot of time on geometric shapes and their mathematics. 

The second is the combo of yellow and grey! I was THRILLED when Pantone chose these for 2021 - and while there's always an outcry of some sort about the colors - this is such a beautiful combo, and I'll defend the value of grey in art forever! Especially if the grey is cool, it's nearly a perfect complementary color scheme. It just makes my eyes happy!

When I got the Hexagon Infinity Dies, the first thing I did is cut them with a ton of different colors of cardstock, leaving all the dies taped together. I do this with all my Infinity Dies, and then just put the nesting die cuts into my die packaging so they are ready to use! So to make today's card, I pulled out my Pantone-inspired die cuts and got to work.

I started with a white card panel that I cut with the Peek-a-Boo Honeycomb Fancy Die for both a dimensional and patterned, interesting background. Then I arranged the die cuts on it, snapped a photo with my phone to remember the layout and then started gluing them down. I added the dark grey hexagon last, and I snipped it to make the sentiment stand out more before gluing them both down.

The sentiment is from the Greetings From Stamp & Cut set - I just die cut it with black cardstock. Three dies make this SUCH a quick and easy CAS card!

Have you made cards with this year's Pantone colors? Let me know in the comments!

I hope your week is great and that you are safe and well!

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3 Responses

Laurie Helgason

Laurie Helgason

February 01, 2021

I love grey colors for art and clothes. It adds class to an outfit.
Sadly, I looked like I was buried for a month when I wear grey, but I still love the color. I keep hoping when my hair turns gray, I will be able to wear it. lol

Henriëtte M.

Henriëtte M.

January 22, 2021

Stunning card Lydia. I love the new Phantom colours the are great but haven’t used them yet. Just because there was no good occasion yet to use them on a card.
Thank you so much for this great inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Carol Wortman

Carol Wortman

January 21, 2021

In love with these colors. I usually go to pink with grey, this is beautiful! Snipping the sentiment hexxie is brilliant, Simple touches that just plain make the card perfect. Do so love your creative mind. Hex-cellent layout!

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