Focus: Simple Shapes

Good morning!  So happy that you could join us today, as we feature the stamp set Simple Shapes.

 

 

Design Inspiration:  Patterns, Tangrams

 

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It is so much fun to experiment with these shapes to create geometric designs!  To make my card, I randomly stamped triangles and parallelograms in shades of mint, coral, moss, grey, and black.  I had intended on covering the entire front panel, but stopped early so that I had a perfect space to stamp my sentiment!  For more visual interest, I die cut an arc and popped that part up off of the black card base.

 

 

Creating a masculine card is a breeze with this set!  I wanted to mimic the look of argyle down the side of my card, so I used a combination of both the solid and open rhombus stamps.  I stamped "celebrate" with white ink, then added the rest of the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock.  I was SO close to adding a few white sequins, but my husband assured me that the card would no longer be masculine if I glued them on!  :)

 

 

Have you ever played with Tangrams?  A tangram is a Chinese game containing wooden shapes that you use to solve picture puzzles.  You can easily find hundreds of designs online using the seven tangram shapes.  To make my card, I watercolored the background, allowed it to dry, then embossed the shapes to create a cat/fox (use your imagination!).  I went back with some light grey watercolor to fill in some of the shapes so that they would stand out, then applied it to a yellow card base.  The sentiment strip is popped up for added dimension.

Since the shapes in this set were designed to fit well with each other, it is easy to make patterns with them. In this card, the negative of a flower die cut was used as a mask, and the inside was stamped with a random pattern in various colors.

 

Simple Shapes is one of those sets that gets more fun to use as you play around with it!  We can't wait to see what you create!

 



Comment on this post (19 comments)

  • Ahsan says...

    Beautiful wedding card. Any bride would love to use this. Simple, elgenat, classic, and the characters seem to have come out of children’s bedtime story books. Being a for many years now, I could say that ones like these really do stand out. Great job.

    March 12, 2015

  • Eman says...

    I like your card a lot! cute stamp which you have colored wonflrduley. Also love the photocorner and the big flower you have attached a little outside your card. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing!(BTW – one of my best vacations ever was in your country :-) Just beautiful!)

    March 12, 2015

  • Cris G. says...

    Fabulous cards!!! The first one is a masterpiece. Your samples just increase my love for this set.

    May 05, 2014

  • Renee VanEpps says...

    BREATHTAKING cards!!!

    May 03, 2014

  • Sarah G says...

    Oh my, these cards are stunning! Love the precision of your first card, the CAS masculine card and the watercolours – how versatile! I am loving the sets that I have and will have to get these shapes too :)

    May 03, 2014

  • Shona Chambers says...

    These cards are amazing!! I love how they are all the same set but all look so different. I can’t wait to order some of these, just waiting for one of the sold out sets to come in and then I can order away!!!

    May 03, 2014

  • Tracy Ercole says...

    Stunning cards !

    May 02, 2014

  • janet says...

    Terrifica cards Jennifer!

    May 02, 2014

  • Preeya Stanley says...

    Ok so now I must add another set to my shopping list. Great stuff!

    May 02, 2014

  • Lisa L. - Lisascreativeniche says...

    wow these are gorgeous! I was curious as to whose inks you used in the first card? THanks!

    May 02, 2014

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