Mar 8, 2020

Geometric Designs

I've been smitten with some cards made by Laura Bassen and Julie Ebersole that use basic geometric shapes. So I decided to try my hand at it.

Die cut a bunch of triangles using Waffle Flower Crafts Color Combo dies. Of course you can cut them using a paper cutter, but I wanted precise images that only a die can give. Found that placing the sentiment and the shapes in the right place is really hard. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment, but it was impossible to get the curve just right. Next time I'll use an acrylic block and see if that helps.

I added each triangle around the sentiment, trying to keep them about 2 letters apart, and then took a piece of tape and lifted them all up at once so that I could add foam tape underneath and then adhere. Learned that trick from Laura and it works like a charm. Added some clear gems.

I'm in the process of making more cards using these triangles, so stay tuned!

MOOD WHEN DONE: Delighted!

A friend of mine visited last week and we had a blast despite the rain. Did the JFK tour again and that is always interesting.

Have a great week!


SmilynStef said...

love your choice of colors

Betty said...

what a fun card, Joan - reminded me of jester's hat when i first looked at it!

Vikki H said...

I can see the LB influence but it's your design that makes this so attractive! Now I want to try this too.

I Card Everyone said...

Joan, this is quite fabulous! I love that you used the die to cut those triangles - and the tiny little margin each triangle has because of it. Very cool!

Ginger said...

You do geometrics very well. I look forward to seeing more.

Leslie Miller said...

This looks like quite the feat of engineering to me. I do love how it came out. Very colorful and cheerful!

Erica said...

So original...what else is new with you!? Stay well...glad you had fun last week.