Thursday, 10 May 2018

Triangle Birthday

Hi and welcome!  It's time for another fun sketch from the team at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is the talented Jen Mitchell.

These last couple of challenges have tested me - ovals last week and angled panels this week - whatever next 😄I have to say, though, that I am getting used to angled panels and they don't freak me out like they used to.  For my card, I decided to go with a masculine birthday card for my son who will be 16 in a month or so.  He is studying design and visual communications at school so I thought the graphic style of this card would suit him.

I used a triangle stencil and Distress Oxide inks to create these triangles.  When I was finished, I wasn't happy with how the triangles weren't distinguishable from each other, so I put the stencil back on and traced around each triangle with a black pen.  The panel was die-cut with a wonky stitched rectangle die, as was the black panel underneath.  Both panels were layered onto a white card base with foam tape.

To keep with the graphic look, I stamped and die-cut some label sentiment stamps and added them at an angle.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please head on over and check out what the rest of the DT have done with Jen's sketch - they are always amazing!

Products used:

Stamps:  Label Maker Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Inks
Cardstock:  White, Black, Desert Storm
Dies:  Label Maker Sentiments, Wonky Stitched Rectangles (MFT)



Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous masculine card, Karren! I love the richness of the Oxide inks for the triangles and the clever way you outlined them! Great idea to use Kraft for your background, too...I'll bet your son is going to love this!

I Card Everyone said...

Fabulous, Karren!!! so graphic, so perfect for your son!

Jen Brum said...

What a great card Karren! I love those graphic triangles! The colours are fantastic! Your son is going to love it!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely adore the graphic and modern style of your card! Sounds like it's perfect for your son!

Jen Timko said...

Those triangles and this style are perfect for the angled sketch. This is super for your son! Love it!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh your geometric design is terrific! The graphic design is great for,your son! 16 is a big birthday here......driver’s license time!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Now that's a great graphic card. I love your idea to outline the triangles. It really gives this card a fun, modern vibe.

Amy O said...

What a great guy card! I love the black lines around the triangles, and I love how you also tilted the sentiment strips.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Awesome! Your son is going to love this card - I DO! The colours and the geometric stamps are a really cool touch!