I’ve been enjoying making cards with geometric patterns recently. I thought I’d share two very different cards I’ve made with the Mama Elephant Trifecta stamp set. This set features triangles and arrows to make your own patterns with and is very versatile.
I started by heat embossing in white the triangle outlines from the set. I used watercolour card, so I could add a rainbow of watercolour with distress inks.
I used a rectangle die to cut down the panel, then attached it to an A6 card base.
Next, I die cut a tag from vellum, using the MFT Stitched Traditional Tags die set. I added gold glitter die cut words from the MFT Brushstroke Birthday Greetings die set, adhering them to the vellum tag with liquid adhesive.
On the reverse of the tag, I added liquid adhesive behind the words, then attached it to the card. I added a few clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish the card.
For my next card, I used a Kraft card base for a very different look.
I stamped the smaller triangles from the set in white pigment ink at an angle across the card front, leaving gaps for other details.
Over the top of the white ink, I used some Altenew inks in red and pink to stamp the triangles again, but this time slightly offset. This gives a fun 3D effect to the stamping.
In the gaps, I stamped in white ink some arrow stamps from the same set. I decided that I wanted them to be a more vivid white, so used a white gel pen to go over the top of the stamping.
Finally I added an Avery Elle Sentimentals die cut ‘hello’, using black cardstock.
I’m entering these cards in the following competitions: