Designing With Triangles (Part 2)

The second card in this series is landscape orientation. The steps to make the triangles are the same as the portrait style except the center mark to start the cuts is on the long side of the rectangle.

Stampin’ Up! Products used for this card:

  • Pool Party cardstock card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ plus scraps for die cutting
  • Basic Gray cardstock mat layer 5 1/4″ x 4″ plus scraps for die cutting
  • Texture Chic DSP (patterned paper) 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ plus scraps
  • Season of Chic stamp set
  • Chic dies
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam adhesive)

Other Products used:

  • Wow! Embossing ink pad
  • Wow! Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • Wow! High Gloss Clear regular embossing powder
  • Bearly Art glue

Mark the center of one long side of the mat layer (2 5/8″) and the center of one long side of the DSP (2 3/8″). On each piece with the center mark at the top make a cut from the mark to the bottom corner and a second cut from the mark to the opposite bottom corner to make 3 triangles.

Layer the DSP on the mat layer pieces. I flipped the center piece of DSP so the pattern from both sides of the paper would be visible.

Glue the right hand triangle flat to the card base. I used my grid paper to help align this piece because I am not good at getting things straight!

Next I added cardstock shims to the backs of the remaining triangles. I put one shim on the base and one on the tip of the left hand piece and 2 stacked shims on the base of the center triangle.

To adhere the left hand triangle to the card, I put glue only on the shims and once again used my grid paper to help with alignment.

For the center triangle, I put glue on the shim and in the area that rests on the smaller triangles then centered the triangle at the bottom of the card base.

I set the card aside to let the glue dry while I made the embellishments.

I used my MISTI to stamp “”thanks” on a piece of Pool Party cardstock using Wow! Embossing ink then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I put the cardstock back in the MISTI slightly offset from the first position to get a shadow effect and stamped it again with embossing ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.

After it cooled I fussy cut around the sentiment and added foam tape to the back.

Next I used the Chic dies and scraps of Pool Party and Basic Gray cardstock to make eight leaves. I touched each leaf to the embossing ink pad then sprinkled gold embossing powder and heat embossed them. After they cooled, I pressed each leaf into the embossing pad to ink it completely then covered it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed it a second time.

Then I arranged the leaves on the card and glued them in place. Last I added the sentiment and my card was finished.

Leave a Reply