Trig 102

Trig 102

 

 

Hello! It’s Deborah here with you today. I’m having a bit of a thing with trig! Not something that ever happened at school, but on cards it a whole different thing – much more fun! My first card doesn’t have any triangles – but lots of pretty hexagons!

 

I made this for my aunt – it’s her birthday today. I started by creating a background panel using the hexagon from Altenew’s Spheres and Spirals stamp set. I stamped the image free hand in peach and green ink. I cut a strip from the panel about the width of the green hexagon and layered this piece onto silver satin mirri card and adhered it to the front of a 6¼” x 4½” card. I stamped the large floral image from Concord & 9th’s In Bloom stamp set in Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver powder. I coloured the image with Copic markers. I then carefully fussy cut out some of the flowers and glued them to the card. I finished the front by stamping a simple birthday greeting from MFT More Essential Sentiments stamp set in black, layering the strip on silver satin mirri card and added it to the card.

 

Inside, I have a mat layer of silver satin mirri card. On the white panel I stamped several the hexagon shapes and added a special birthday message. The words are from Concord & 9th’s Painted Rose stamp set. My next card returns to trigonometry. I based it on the blue and green card I made last week but stepped it up a bit.

 

I used triangles from Altenew's Trigonometry stamp set and My Favorite Things Trendy Triangles. I stamped most of the triangles directly onto the card, embossing the tiny one in silver. I stamped two triangles on scrap card. I coloured the large one with Copic markers and embossed them both with silver powder. I used MFT Dienamics Trendy Triangle die to cut out the smaller triangle, and fussy cut the other. I adhered the coloured triangle directly to the card and used dimensional pads to add the other triangle. I finished the front with a simple greeting from MFT More Essential Sentiments. I added thin strips of white card behind to give the strip some dimension and added it to the card.

 

Inside, I kept it simple. I stamped a few triangles in the corner of the card and added a greeting. This card is for my son – he does give the best hugs and I’m missing them at the moment!! Next up is a masculine birthday card with a bold, geometric panel as the focal point.

 

I cut a piece of white card 3” square. I used my stamp positioner to make sure all the images stamped accurately. I used triangles from MFT Trendy Triangles which has big and small versions of different patterned triangles. I layered the panel on blue mirri card and adhered it in the centre of a 5¼” square card. I finished the front with a simply Happy Birthday from Concord & 9th’s Tiny Tagalongs stamp set in black.

 

Inside, I cut a piece of white card 5” square. I added some triangles and a birthday message from MFT More Essential Sentiments. I edged the piece with a blue marker and glued it inside the card. My last card used up the left-over flower image from Concord & 9th’s In Bloom stamp set.

 

This time I coloured the flower a bright orange and did the leaves a dark teal. I cut a piece of white card to 4” x 5¼” and used the small triangle dies from MFT Dienamics Trendy Triangles to cut out a row of triangles. I edged the panel with a dark teal marker pen. I put the panel on an A2 (4¼” x 5½”) card and lightly drew through the triangle. I used two of the small triangles from MFT Trendy Triangles and stamped three in orange and two in turquoise. I used dimensional tape to adhere the die cut panel to the front of the card. I glued the flower directly to the panel. I finished by adding some gold shimmer to the orange blossom.

 

Inside, I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller, stamped some more flowers in the corner and added a birthday greeting from Concord & 9th’s Tiny Tagalongs stamp set. I edged the panel with a turquoise marker and glued it inside.

 

Wow! That turned out to be long. Thanks for sticking with me to the end. See you again next week.

Deborah, x