Today's cards are composed with triangle shapes that I stamped in a couple of bright colors as well as in cool grays using the Altenew Crisp Inks and the Trigonometry stamp set.
The shapes were all cut out with scissors, these may have a coordinating die but honestly they are so easy to cut out and it would probably take longer to die cut them than it did to fussy cut these shapes! However as you will see, I did use a triangle die from my stash to add some interest to the cards in a later step so I am not saying do not buy the matching dies!
Then I laid them all out on different colored card stock to see how I wanted to arrange them and what color scheme to use - I choose some grays and teals as these felt quite masculine and I wanted to make cards for the men in my life!
This is when my triangle die came into the picture - I decided to cut triangles into the card stock as well as arranging them on top of the card front.
Below you see how I was planning out my cutting and lay out; the first card has a "dancing" triangles while the second has a more strict placement.
The triangular cutouts looked cool but there was not a lot of wow and that is when I decided I wanted to add shine so I grabbed a new (to me) product that I picked up at the recent Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly, VA. This Mirri paper is nice and light, very shiny and comes in a bunch of beautiful colors - I would highly recommend it!
So this is what I used behind the cutouts and I love the effect of the shine. To finish I stamped a couple of sentiments on an angle and embossed in Platinum from Hero Arts and Antique Lead, an old embossing powder from JudiKins - a lovely matte dark gray color.
I couldn't resist taking pictures with some shiny Mirri paper as a background to finish up this post!
Tide blue, Starlight, Industrial Diamond, Silver Stone, Heart Beat
Altenew stamp sets used:
Trigonometry and sentiments from Cake Love.
These cards were fun and easy to make and I think I have covered all the aspects required for the final challenge in the AECP Level 1 assignment using techniques from 3 separate classes in Altenew Academy; Let it Shine, For the Guys and Easy Die Cutting Techniques.