Designing with Triangles (Part 1)

My design was inspired by this tutorial by Gloria Plunkett: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/overlappingfunfoldcard/

Stampin’ Up! Products used in my card:

  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock
  • Basic Gray cardstock
  • Wonderful World patterned paper
  • Scrap of Black cardstock
  • Brilliant Wings dies

I started by cutting a piece of cardstock at 11″ x 4 1/4″ to make a top fold card base. Then I cut coordinating cardstock for a mat layer at 5 1/4″ x 4″ and patterned paper at 5″ x 3 3/4″.

Next I made a mark at the center of the short side of the mat layer and patterned paper. (2 inches for the mat and 1 7/8 inches for the patterned paper.) I then cut each piece into 3 triangles by cutting from the center mark to each corner. (I drew the cut lines on the back of the patterned paper in the photo below for reference.)

Cut with paper trimmer, craft knife or scissors.

Layer Patterned paper on top of cardstock triangles.

When assembling the card, keep the piece cut from the left on the left and the piece cut from the right on the right.

Center and glue large triangle on the card base.

Before adding the smaller triangles to the card I added spacers to the backs so they would lay evenly. I added a one small strip to the bottom of the left triangle and two stacked strips to the bottom and one triangular piece to the top of the right triangle.

Place left triangle by lining up the tip with the top left corner of the large triangle. Make sure the bottom of the triangle does not hang over the edge of the card base.

Use the same method to place the right triangle.

I die cut 2 small butterflies from the same patterned paper and glued them to the bottom corners of the card. I die cut 1 large butterfly from the reverse side of the same paper and die cut the detail layer from black cardstock, layered them and glued them to the card.

I had fun playing with different layouts using triangles. Look for more cards using triangles in the near future!

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