Wednesday 24 February 2021

SHC - Trig 102 ...

... 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'm submitting this card to Color Hues - CH#12 where the colours are peach and green, and to The Flower Challenge - TFC#53 where they want us to use our latest stamps and flowers.

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'm submitting this card to Sunday Stamps Challenge - SSC#251 where they have these lovely citrus colours.

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

I'm submitting this card to CAS on Friday - CASOF#199 where they want us to use Teal/Turquoise, Orange and White - done!

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.

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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! You have been busy Deborah, so many wonderful and beautiful cards, love the triangles.
Faith x

Heather said...

These are all so lovely - what a fun way to play with our colors! Your geometrics are super cute! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Lindsey said...

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I saw your post title - but what I got were four beautiful cards! I especially love that first floral one - and not just because it's for Color Hues - the design is gorgeous! All four cards are terrific. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

Jane said...

Fantastic use of geometric shapes Deborah. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Viv said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx

Bobby said...

What a wonderful display of cards, Deborah. I love the hexagon panel with the silver border to match the silver embossing of your lovely flower. And then you decorated the inside too. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing that card with us at The Flower Challenge.

Stef Perry said...

I'm in awe of all four cards and your use of geometric shapes. The one for Sunday Stamps has some great sizes and trangle designs, with a beautiful use of the challenge colors. Thanks so much for joining us for our color challenge!

Heidi Baks said...

What a fun geometric triangle card! I love the different image options, and I can see the triangle theme throughout your post. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

cm said...

Beautiful array of geometric cards, Deborah! I'm especially smitten with the one designed for the Colour Hues challenge; talk about an eye-catching design! So thrilled you joined us!

Cindy Beach said...

Such beautiful cards! Your sweet floral birthday was a stand-out at Color Hues! Thanks for playing along!

ÅsaJ said...

Great take on the sketch! Lovely colours! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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