Monday, February 24, 2014

So in love with ... TRIANGLES!

Hello TRIANGLES!!!!!!!

I have been having so much fun playing with these punches this week! I have a lot of projects to share today......... are you ready? Here we go...... there is nothing I like better than a paper punch.
Today I'd like you to meet another of my true loves... the triangle punch (it's not cheating if they know about each other, right?!). I knew from the moment I saw it, that it was love at first sight... I'm a sucker for the clean lines that a punch creates. If you haven't noticed already 6 triangles creates a hexagon... coincidence?! I think not!!

Card 1: My first triangle card today has A LOT of triangles...... I punched, and punched, and punched in three ultra-fab colours - Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red = bright, happy & FABULOUS! I connected my triangles in no particular order (although, they do form hexagons?!), just so none of the same colours were touching. I added a small pearl to the connecting points for some shine and interest. The 'hello' banners are stamped with the 'Perfect Pennants' and cut with the coordinating 'Banners' framelits.

Card 2: I absolutely love this adorable card - with the cute small hearts and the fringe (another love of mine, the fringe scissors). Plus, this card features my all-time favourite colours! Summer Starfruit, Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie... there's something about yellows and oranges that just make me smile and smiling makes me happy :) :)

I added a small Basic Rhinestone Jewel to the center of each of the connecting triangles for a bit of shine - and seriously who doesn't love sparkle and shine?! I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to colour my stamp (only the love you) part of the love you so from the Geometrical stamp set. I bet you noticed that I also love that stamp set - it's no surprise since it has a bunch of triangles and hexagons in it! It's my go to stamp set for pretty much everything lately - so you'll see a lot of it on my projects.

Cards 3 & 4: Here is yet another project using 'triangles'. I didn't use the 'triangle' punch in the usual way this time - in fact, there isn't a punched image on either of these cards. However, I did use the punch to create these cards.... do you know how I did it?

I took a piece of cardstock (any colour will do!) and randomly punched triangles out until most of the paper was punched. I then took a Stampin' Spritzer and added some re-inker (I used Real Red and Island Indigo for my samples). I added a tiny bit of snail to hold my template stencil in place and spritzed, moved the template slightly and spritzed again - then I removed it all together and lightly spritzed the whole card. I then took one of the triangle stamps and stamped over some of the 'spritzed' triangles - I then randomly stamped the sentiment from the 'Geometrical' stamp set in the matching ink and added some Baker's Twine randomly wrapped around the stamped/spritzed piece and ta-da! a pretty cool card. I really like how these cards turned out - sometimes ideas work out and sometimes they don't, in this instance I think it did!! 

Card 5: I made this cool background using the colours from the Retro Fresh suite [So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango and Baked Brown Sugar]. I layered the triangles side by side and then cut to have a mat of Tangerine Tango (embossed with Decorative Dots FREE during Sale-a-bration order of $60). I then started to wonder how it would look with some more black - I love the contrast that black adds to a project... so I went with it and layered strips of basic black cut 1/4" to the lines where the triangles joined together and it created a cool lattice effect. I then decided it might be nice to have some punched 'Small Hearts' to the center of each of the 'Diamonds' created by the black strips - and there you have it, my card! I am very happy with the final project - and it would be a nice masculine card too!

Card 6: This is my last share today, I really love this card... I just started by randomly gluing triangles until the majority of the card was covered and here's how it turned out! I used Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Gold Foil sheets - I heat embossed the 'hey there!' sentiment from the 'Just Sayin' stamp set with gold embossing powder and cut it out with the 'Word Bubble' framelits. I added the little mouse from the 'Life in the Forest' because he's so stinkin' cute!!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Triangle Punch [133375 - $21.95]
Just Sayin' [wood: 133200 - $32.95; clear: 133203 - $22.95]
Word Bubbles Framelits Dies [132968 - $30.95]
Small Heart Punch [117193 - $7.95]
Life in the Forest [wood: 133848 - $25.95; clear: 133851 - $19.95]
Geometrical [wood: 133158 - $36.95; clear: 133161 - $26.95]
Fringe Scissors [133325 - $13.50]
Perfect Pennants [wood: 133227 - $36.95; clear: 133230 - $26.95]
Banners Framelits Dies [132173 - $32.95]

I hope you like my share and are enjoying my hexagon-triangle inspiration this week!
Happy stamping :)

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