Focus: Dodecagram

Hello!

Today we will be shedding some light on our stamp set Dodecagram.

Name Origin: The set gets it's name from the fact that it has a 12 pointed star based geometric pattern as one of it's main images. Just as a five sided polygon is called a pentagon, a 12 pointed star is called a Dodecagram.

Design inspiration: Geometric patterns from architectural designs.

Creative Ideas: 

 

Simple Stamping; here is one way of how you can use the solid stamps in this set to create patterns. To position each color block as precisely as possible, I took the aid of a stamp-a-ma-jig. You may use the solid stamps in different colors as I did on this card, or use them all in the same color to get a monochromatic look.

 

My next card features simple stamping yet again, but this time using some of the outline images from the set. With a little bit of eye-balling, you can easily stamp this pattern in a matter of minutes. However, if you are like me, and are obsessed with perfection, you may use a stamp-a-ma-jig to guide your stamping progress.

 

On this card I stamped a different pattern using three outline images from the set. The pattern is stamped on water color paper which was first treated with a light orange and dark blue wash to create the blended color background.

 

For the pattern, I stamped them first using Versafine Sepia pigment ink, then to create the illusion of depth, I stamped each image again with white pigment ink, but this time slightly offset from the brown patterns.

Next I have another watercolor card. This time I used emboss resist to create a beautiful soft look. I stamped the sentiment "CELEBRATE" multiple times on a strip of white card stock, then added the little dots in between using a pen.

I love how the water color pools within the embossed boundaries!

Finally, we have this gorgeous card from Jen. She paper pieced each of those Dodecagrams and colored them with Copic markers.

Here is a close-up of how the star patterns look raised on foam tape.

 

We hope you have found some inspiration here!



Comment on this post (12 comments)

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    October 27, 2014

  • Donna says...

    These cards are really all stunning! I love the mathematical/geometrical quality of them (and of course, the lovely colors).

    April 27, 2014

  • Lindsey L. says...

    Brilliant…all of them!

    April 24, 2014

  • Robyn O says...

    Oh my gosh these cards are fantstic….great techniques

    April 23, 2014

  • Mary-Anne V. says...

    Such a pretty way to use this geometric stamp!

    April 23, 2014

  • paperpicnic says...

    Each card is as equally stunning and beautiful as the next card! Such a gorgeous collection of cards! Love this set so much!

    April 23, 2014

  • Anja curvers says...

    Amazing cards so much possibilities with this set.

    April 23, 2014

  • ~amy~ says...

    Gorgeous…LOVE what you’ve done!

    April 23, 2014

  • melaniadeasy says...

    WOW!! amazing bunch of cards!! You make me want all your stamps ;)

    April 22, 2014

  • Chupa says...

    Those are insane! And you totally fooled me with the illusion of depth on the third card! It looks like a die cut or even wood veneer!

    April 22, 2014

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