Back again after a bit of a health setback. But finally I'm feeling better and I wanted something BRIGHT (yup, with all caps!) to speed up the process of getting back in the groove.
My default position in my household has been sitting on a sofa with my iPad. Yesterday that paid off as my digital copy of the newest CardMaker Magazine popped up. Yes! I always find inspiration there. Sure enough there was something bright that I could make with my stash of Stampin' Up! products. So off I went to case one of the projects in their article about triangles.
Now if a card made with a cardfront all of Crushed Curry isn't bright, then my sense of bright is all off. But I'm starting almost at the end.
The CardMaker Magazine article was about triangles and how they are fun to make and work with. To begin, I had to make my own triangles to get the sizes I wanted. Occasionally I will punch the Tree Punch and cut off the trunk to make an triangle. But I liked the magazine's arrangement of different sized triangles, so I cut my own. Their hint for this is to cut a square; mark the top center of the square; and cut from the top center to each of the bottom corners. I made all of these triangles this way. The large started with a 2" square, the two middle sized with 1-1/2" squares, and the small with a 1" square.
For the 3 largest triangles, I used sheets from the Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper set from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog. The "specialty" part is that the patterns on the other sides of each of these papers are metallic designs. But I wanted color, so that's what I used! The 4th triangle is a cut piece of Kraft Corrugated Paper.
It took me a while to figure out what color to use for the background. But once I slipped a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock under the triangles, I looked no further. Then I said, "oh, heck, why not!" and snatched a piece of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock to complete the colors.
I was about to pick up the Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder, when I spotted the Zig Zag Embossing Folder on my work table (yes, I'd not yet put the last project's stuff away – bad Robin!). Those aren't exactly triangles, but they do nicely accent the cut triangles.
Cutting the top layer at an angle at the bottom formed yet another triangle as it showed off the background sheet of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. I used that blank space to stamp, "Thank You," from the Sassy Salutations Stamp Set.
I added a bow of Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine to the large triangle, adhered the triangles using Stampin' Dimensionals, and finally added some Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie Candy Dots to complete the layout.
Definitely fun! With this bright card perking up my work table, when I return to my work table this afternoon, I should be inspired to get some more projects done!