Sunday, 15 May 2016

Triangle Thanks

It's Sunday evening here and I finally had a chance to do some stamping just for fun.  And I just had to make a card using the photo at Inspired by All The Little Things. I combined that with the Thanks theme at both Simply Create Too and Sweet Stampin' Challenge to come up with this card:


My original intention with this card was to use Mama Elephant's Trifecta set and stamp the outline triangles then stamp the insides with colors to match the photo.  Unfortunately, though, my solid triangle stamp wouldn't stamp properly, even using Jennifer McGuire's tip of inking with Versamark first.  I tried several brands of ink and in the end had to come up with an alternative.  That alternative involved cutting heaps of little triangles using the photo colors and arranging them on a white panel.  They're not perfect, but they'll do, because man, was this fiddly :)

Once I was finished, I cut the panel with a pierced rectangle die and mounted it onto a Fog card base.  The sentiment was stacked three deep and lightly covered with Wink of Stella.


Thanks for visiting.


Products used:

Stamps:  Trifecta (Mama Elephant)
Cardstock:  White, Fog, Smoke, Slate, Sunshine, Orange Peel (SSS)
Dies:  Hand Lettered Thanks (WPlus9), Blueprints 21 (MFT)
Accessories:  Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

21 comments:

Hannelie said...

I LOVE this inspiration photo and think you did an amazing job with you card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Fabulous, funky and so much fun! I LOVE this card!

KimCreate said...

Beautiful take on the challenge!

Kara said...

So pretty!!

Susie Moore said...

Love the retro feel of your card! Very inspiring!

Susanne Vargas said...

Boy, I can imagine how fiddly this was! You must be very patient! The result looks spectacular, though! Love these colors together!

Ruth said...

You have way more patience than me!! Love it and it was worth it because it looks lovely and geometric with all those triangles. Great job. Xx

I Card Everyone said...

Love it, Karren! I love that you fiddled around with those triangles ...
=]

Rosemary said...

fab take on the inspiration photo, karren!!

Suchi said...

This is brilliant Karren!! :)
Suchi xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Liv Amor said...

Awesome! Great take on the inspiration.

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job on this card, Karren! I couldn't tell that the triangles aren't stamped...they're fabulous! I really love the font on your sentiment, and how you added a touch of sparkle on top, too! Really beautiful take on all of these challenges!

Tracey McNeely said...

Karren that is an exercise in patience! I totally respect the effort--gorgeous!

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Karren! Your card turned out amazing! I love how the black letters pop off the colorful background! Who needs pattern paper when you can do this?

Sheri Gilson said...

Awesome take to this weeks inspiration photo! Thanks so much for playing along with Inspired By All The Little Things!

LauraJane:) said...

Super Tri-stamping! Thanks for joining us at Inspired by:)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

OMG - this is AMAZING!!!!! Well worth the effort!

Sammy said...

Oh this is just fab! Love the geometric shapes and the colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Hi Karren! Thank you so much for all of your sweet and encouraging words lately! Coming from someone as talented as you makes it all the more meaningful. THIS card is amazing! The inspiration was pretty doggoned amazing too. I love your cards- so clean and often with a bit of a graphic look to them. Always love to see what is coming next! Hugs!

samantha's cards said...

Such a fabulous card! i love the patterns and bold sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Simply too Create, Samantha DT