Designer Spotlight: Cristina Kowalczyk

I'm totally honored to have been asked to guest host the Altenew blog today. This is going to be a big 'ole geometric lovefest as I share a few cards I made with Simple Shapes and Dodecagram. 
Here we go! 
First up, I found this inspiration piece on Pinterest...
...and tried to recreate it with stamps. 
I stamped that background, one parallelogram at a time, in some yummy Fresh Ink colors (sugar, french lavender, sicilian blue, harvest, and fuschia), then used a sentiment from Label Love to finish it off. 
This time I used the smallest triangle from Simple Shapes to create this pattern.
The sentiment is from Dodecagram, and of course I had to use a few enamel dots. :)
After that, another triangle card, using the medium triangle from Simple Shapes.
And that same sentiment from Dodecagram. (What can I say? I *always* need Thank You cards on hand.)
I used Dodecagram to create a geometric "flower" here.
Behind it, I stamped a grid of solid circles from Simple Shapes in a bright yellow. I cut out three layers of the flower, colored them, and popped each one to give the card tons of dimension. 
And last but not least, one more Dodecagram card, all one-layer.
I was inspired by the colors on a Vera Bradley makeup bag I saw -- so bright and vibrant! 
It's amazing how many cards you can make with just two stamp sets! And, honestly, I could have kept going and going. :)
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! And thanks to Jen and Tasnim for letting me host! I hope you're all having as much fun with your Altenew stamps as I've been having. Happy stamping, everyone!


Comment on this post (24 comments)

  • Rio says...

    Hi very great website you have esiabltshed. I enjoyed reading this posting. I did want to write a remark to tell you that the design of this site is very aesthetically delightful. I used to be a graphic designer, now I am a copy editor for a marketing firm. I have always enjoyed playing with computing machines and am attempting to learn code in my free time (which there is never enough of lol).

    March 13, 2015

  • Julie says...

    swoonage And that is all…!!!

    May 21, 2014

  • Mary-Anne V. says...

    So nice to see Cristina’s work again…amazing.

    May 13, 2014

  • janet says...

    Hi Cristina, great to see you "guesting’ here – yay! Fabulous cards, with these little shapes :)

    May 10, 2014

  • Cris G. says...

    All cards are pure perfection, but I guess there is always one that we love more (maybe not always :)). My favorite here is the first card using the Dodecagram stamp set… just breath taking!

    May 09, 2014

  • Renee VanEpps says...

    Gorgeous and inspiring Cristina!!!!!!!!

    May 08, 2014

  • VikkiCH says...

    My gracious goodness – how nice to see geometric shapes in our flowery spring frenzy! love the inspiration!

    May 08, 2014

  • Kelly Griglione says...

    Pretty please, invite Cristina back again real soon!!! She’s got more to share and I want to see it!!!

    May 08, 2014

  • Vicky says...

    Fantastic – these are the two stamp sets I just received in the mail! I love the Dodecagram set, and I can always use some simple shapes.
    Thank you for the inspiration…:)

    May 07, 2014

  • Terri E. says...

    These are YUMMY

    May 07, 2014

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