Samantha here – sharing two fun geometric cards today! My sister is turning 30 this year so I really wanted to create a bold, pretty card to give her on her special day. Using Between the Lines and the sentiments from Just a Number I decided to pick a shape a go crazy with a fun, bright background that allowed me to play with the stamps, colours, and patterns…I love everything about this card!
Here is what I created:
This is one of those cards that’s actually quite easy to make but a little time consuming. I first started by stamping my patterns (using Between the Lines) on white card. I had to stamp two rows to cover the larger triangles. I then chose matching cardstock as well as a silver glittery cardstock and die-cut a lot of triangles (varying in size). I then arranged and adhered my triangles to some printer paper (measurements: 5.5″ x 7.5″). There wasn’t any specific order I just tried to make sure they were adhered straight and not next to the same colour. Once they were all stuck down I trimmed my card front to fit a 5″ x 7″ card base. I then machine stitched a border before adhering it to my card base. The sentiments were then stamped on the same card colours used for the triangles and adhered to the card front using foam tape. I added a few sequins to finish the card off.
It’s like 29, only better! Save Water, Drink Champagne. Don’t Do Crazy Things Alone – These sentiments are so fun. I’m pretty sure my sister will love it!
I also wanted to come up with another other card that didn’t use the triangle nesting dies. Though re-creating the card above using squares, hexagons or circles would also create a bright, fun pattern on a card front. For the card below I decided to cut strips in varying width using the same colours and stamped out patterns. The strips were then adhered to some printer paper (measurements: 3.5″ x 7″) then trimmed where necessary. I machine stitched a little border, then stamped my sentiments. I then adhered this to some black cardstock which was then matted to my 5 x 7 card base.
This card was definitely less time consuming!
I enjoyed creating these fun patterns. I hope my cards inspired you to look at your ‘Between the Line‘ stamp set as more then just a long rectangle. These stamps could be using in a number of ways and stamped on to any shape. They could be stamped in rows to create bigger backgrounds or masked off to a selected area. How would you use this stamp set?
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