Saturday, July 11, 2020

3 Tips for Using Geometric Elements to Create Cool Cards

Hello friends!
WARNING: photo-heavy post
It is my turn to share multiple projects with you over Altenew Card Blog.
Have you checked out the new release yet? Here is my post from yesterday if you miss it.
I know it is a lot to take in since there are SO many fabulous stamps, dies and stencils! Today we focus on stamping on Geometric Elements Stamp & Die Bundle in 3 cool ways.  I hope that you will want to get creative after today's post.
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 Idea #1: Stamp and/or emboss. When you first get a stamp set like Geometric Element,  simply just stamp or emboss to get the creative juices flowing. The first thing I did with this set was to white-emboss all the images and watercolor them.
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 With the Altenew Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set,  I had so much fun watercoloring the white-embossed geometric pieces. If you ever want to do swatches with your coloring, I would recommend this set as well.
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Once the pieces were dry, I ran them with Mini Blossom and you have colorful pieces to work with.  Based on the colors and shapes, I kept them as streamlined as much as possible. I then stamped the sentiment with Fancy Greetings in Antique Gold Pigment Ink.
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The colorful geometric shapes do speak volumes. All you need are  just a few Satin White Sequins to embellish.
Idea #2: When in doubt, repeat the patterns. 

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In my 2nd card, I embossed the geometric hearts in Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder on Vellum Translucent Paper.
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I decided to use the backside of the vellum because it looks like those fancy design paper. I then positioned the water-colored heart piece over along with the stamped sentiment.  The card would not be complete without Antique Gold Thread and Sequins!
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With this design, you can totally create various themes such as Love, Valentine's Day, Anniversary, Hello, Thank-you ...and Congratulations cards.

Idea #3: Stamp a frame with Geometric Elements!
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 With the triangle stamp, I created a frame by stamping at each corner. Adding floral design (Build-a-Flower Primrose) really softens the touches.  The inks I used for the Primrose are: Hazelnut, Sunray, Marigold and Razzleberry.
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 For the focal point, I gold-embossed the gem-like shape and colored with it Watercolor Brush Markers (Spring Garden).

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The sentiment from Delicate Flower Bed Stamp Set seem perfectly fitting with the design. They were stamped in Celebrate Paper Pack (6x6) and cut out.

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 I added a touch of glitter and it really shines like a diamond! It's amazing what stamps and dies can do! I hope this post provides some helpful ideas with Geometric Elements Stamp Set.
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Karthikha said...

Trendy cards :)

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful designs and colors! I'm partial to that heart shape!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a trio of beauties with that intriguing geometric set, Virginia! You really made it come to life!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are all soooo cool! I LOVE the colors and backgrounds!

conil said...

Loved these geometrics so much that they're currently on their way to me. Once again, you've inspired me to retail therapy.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great ideas for use of the set. Makes it worth having a second look at the shapes.

Sue D said...

I like your creative card designs.