... Hello and welcome! I'm here with my regular weekly post for Seven Hills Crafts
. I'm still on something of a trigonometry kick. It's not something I liked at school, but on a card - triangles and geometric shapes are just fab! I was on something of a roll this weekend and made four cards! I'll start with a card that has hexagons!
Stamps: Altenew - Spheres and Spirals; Concord & 9th - In Bloom, Painted Rose; MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Inks: Gina K - Jelly Bean Green, Peach Bellini; Versamark; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Accessories: White Card; Copic Markers; Silver Satin Mirri Card; Silver Embossing Powder
I used my MISTI to stamp the large floral image from In Bloom on white card. I removed the image from the MISTI and coloured it with Copic markers. I returned the image and stamped it again with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver powder. I then very carefully fussy cut the image out. I separated the flower into several parts. Next I free hand stamped the hexagon (from Spheres and Spirals) background in peach and green inks. It's very easy to line up the hexagons. I cut a strip of this background and layered it onto silver satin mirri card and adhered it to the front of a 6¼" x 4½" card. Next I adhered the flowers to the card - I used the two large flowers at the top and some of the smaller flowers at the bottom. I finished off the front by adding a simple birthday greeting.
On the inside I cut a piece of silver mirri card for the mat layer. On the white panel I stamped several hexagons and added a lovely scripty greeting. This card is for my Aunt and it's her birthday today - she should have got this in the post this morning!
My next card is based on the green and teal card
I made last week, but I've added a bit more.
Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments, Trendy Triangles; Altenew - Trigonometry
Inks: Gina K - Peach Bellini, Tangerine Twist, Sandy Beach, Soft Stone, Slate; Stampin' Up! - So Saffron; Versamark
Dies: MFT - Dienamics - Trendy Triangles
Accessories: White Card; Copic Markers; Silver Embossing Powder
I used the layout from last week's card and built on that for this card. I used a mixture of triangle from MFT and Altenew for the design. I added extra triangles. I stamped two of the triangles on scrap white card. I coloured the larger with Copic markers and then embossed both with silver powder. I used the MFT triangle dies to cut out the smaller diamond triangle, but I simply cut out the other triangle. I adhered the larger triangle flat to the card. I used some scrap small triangles to build up some depth for the small triangle and glued it to the card front. To finish off I stamped this lovely sentiment on a strip of white card. I layered it on several strips of white card and then glued it to the front of the card. On the inside I kept things very simple. I stamped a few triangles in the bottom corner and added another sentiment. This card has gone to my son. He gives great hugs and I'm missing them!!
I have another triangle based card to share:
Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments, Trendy Triangles; Concord & 9th - Tiny Tagalongs
Inks: Gina K - Blue Raspberry, Blue Denim
Accessories: White Card; Blue Mirri Card
I'm submitting this card to AAA Cards - AAA#184
where they have a sketch challenge with the option of watercolour (which I skipped).
I cut a piece of white card 3" square and used my MISTI to make sure that I stamped the triangle images in exactly the same place. I used the large and small versions from Trendy Triangles - I really like the fact that this set has both sizes in the patterns. I layered the finished panel on blue linen effect mirri card and adhered the whole panel in the centre of a 5¼" square white card. I finished the front by stamping a simply birthday greeting in blue ink. Inside I piece of white card 5" square, edged it with a blue marker added a greeting and several more triangles. Clean, simple and fun. Perfect card for a guy.
My last card used up the left over flower from the first card:
Stamps: Concord & 9th - In Bloom, Tiny Tagalongs; MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Inks: Gina K - Tangerine Twist, Turquoise Sea, Stormy Sky; Versamark
Dies: MFT - Dienamics Trendy Triangles
Accessories: White Card; Copic Markers; Silver Embossing Powder; Nuvo - Gold Aquashimmer Brush
The flower started off peach, so I added orange copics and crayons to make a bold orange flower. I made the leaves a deep teal. I cut a piece of white card 4" x 5¼", edged it with a turquoise marker and used the small triangle dies to cut out a line of triangles. I placed the panel on an A2 card and lightly drew through the triangles. I then used my MISTI to stamp three orange and two turquoise triangles. I used foam tape to adhere the white panel to the card base. I finished the front by adding a sentiment and the flowers. On the inside I cut another piece of white card, stamped some flowers in the corner and added a greeting.
Don't you find it strange how often different challenges end up with similar themes - here the colours are all in the warm peaches/oranges with hints of green and/or teals. They were fun. That turned out to be a long post! Thanks so much for sticking with me. See you again soon.