Vibrant colours and simple die-cut shapes combine for eye-catching crafts
We crafters often like to invest in all manner of intricate dies and pretty papers. What if we told you, however, that you can craft up a storm using the humble triangle die alone? If you don’t believe us, Keren Baker is here to prove it. Frankly, we’re in awe of what she’s done with these projects. Using just one die set, she has created not one but two complex, modern card designs, and a spectacular gift box to boot. The key is in her eye for colour and brilliant use of 3D foam pads for that extra bit of depth.
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Dies, Stampin’ Up! Stitched Triangles
Stamps, Altenew Ornamental Bliss
Cardstock, various colours
Gift box, 9cm square
Embossing ink, clear
Embossing powder, white
Adhesives: foam tape, 3D foam pads, glue
1. Matt green card onto a 14.5cm x 20.5cm white blank. Trim white cardstock slightly smaller. Using different sized triangle dies, cut four triangle apertures, leaving gaps between each one. Adhere acetate to the reverse.
2. Run foam tape around each aperture, making sure there are no gaps, then add sequins. Layer coloured cardstock on top of each aperture. Layer the panel onto the card front with 3D foam pads.
3. Die cut more triangles from various colours and arrange onto the card. Glue some of the triangles down and use 3D foam pads for others. Stamp a sentiment onto black, sprinkle white embossing powder on top, then heat-set. Matt onto green and secure to the greeting.
1. Make a 15cm x 17cm white blank. Die cut different coloured triangles in various sizes. Arrange onto the card front, with some triangles extending beyond the edges of the card. Fix some with 3D foam pads and others with glue.
2. Trim the triangles so they are flush with the edges of the card. Stamp a sentiment onto a strip of black. Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat-set. Mount onto white and fix to the greeting.
1. Take a gift box, 9cm square. Mount green card onto the side edges, then matt turquoise card on top. Die cut triangles from pink, light green and dark green. On the reverse of each triangle, fix a 3D foam pad near the centre.
2. Starting with the outer edge, create a circle of dark green triangles, with the pointed ends facing outwards. Add glue along the bottom edges and press the triangles onto the box to secure.
3. Repeat with the light green triangles, arranging them so the points are in between the gaps of the dark green triangles. Add three rings of pink triangles, working towards the centre. Punch two small circles from yellow, add dashes with a black fineliner and fix to the centre with 3D foam pads.
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