You know I like to set goals, right? Well, I had two goals when I set out to make today’s card – I wanted to make a masculine card (I had a ten year-old in mind, but this card can work well for almost any age), and I wanted to make something fun with Stampin’ Up!’s new Triangle punch. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Triangle Punch Border. The Occasion Catalog introduces a new Triangle punch that coordinates with the Geometrical Stamp Set. While I don’t yet have the stamp set (I’ll be getting it at Leadership this week), I ordered the punch in my December preorder. I wanted to use the punch to create a cool border. After playing around with the shapes on my desk for a while, I decided these bands (made up entirely of triangles) would make for a sharp look that was easy to create.
- Layering the Sentiment. I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point of this card, so I needed to repeat the three colors in the sentiment – but I also needed to keep the layering clean. There are lots of layers here (don’t get me wrong), but I think they all work well together to create a clean look. The layers are composed of the following (starting from the outside and working in): Midnight Muse Deco Labels Framelit, Summer Starfruit Circles Collection Framelit, Gumball Green 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Whisper White Circles Collection Framelit. The Midnight Muse and Gumball Green layers are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Color Choices. This color combination was almost a no-brainer for me. Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green (all 2012-2014 In Colors) are a go-to for masculine cards. These colors can easily be dressed up or made casual – either way, they always look go together.
Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants Papers: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White Inks: Midnight Muse Accessories: Triangle punch, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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