Thankful for triangles!


It’s Aimes here today with a couple of cards showing you how you can create a couple of different looks thanks the magical triangles from the Sohcahtoa stamp set. This stamp set is a firm favourite of mine; not only does it bring back memories finally cracking trigonometry with this simple word, it features one of the most versatile shapes for pattern building: the tremendous triangle! 😀

This humble, three-sided shape is a dream for pattern building thanks to its tessellating capability. The joy of having equilateral, right-angled and isosceles triangles in outline, solid and striped form in the Sohcahtoa set means that you can stamp the same pattern and change the look of it with ease and style.

First up, here’a a big and bold pattern featuring the equilateral triangle:


The sentiment (from the set, Many Thanks) was stamped first and the triangles were then stamped around it. I ensured that the sentiment space remained the same height as the triangle stamp which then called for no masking as I simply stamped triangles above and below the strip. If you mark the midpoint of the panel and stamp the central triangle of each line first, it makes things much easier and balanced.

Now for something on a smaller scale featuring the right-angled triangle:

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I’m going to be honest here: I’m terrible at making choices and that’s also true of sentiments. I couldn’t decide which sentiment to pick, so I stamped all three! I think this works as the form of repetition and each adjective starting with the same letter connects each sentiment. Well that’s my story anyway and I’m sticking to it! 😉

Well, I’m off to stamp some more patterns with my Sohcahtoa set. With different colours and different triangles to experiment with, the possibilities feel almost endless!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy stamping!


You Are Awesome

Hello, friends! This is Yana with you today sharing a very simple, almost an everyday kind of card. To be honest, the simplest, cleanest cards are always the hardest to design. Even though the final project looks like a piece of cake, it usually takes hours to actually stamp one!

Yana Smakula | Altenew - You Are Awesome Card

Nonetheless, I always enjoy a little challenge and try to come with simple ideas like this whenever I have the time.

The card I’m sharing today is a one layer project. First I stamped triangles using several light colors of Altenew ink starting with the largest triangle in Warm Sunshine. I also added another one right next to the first one and stamped that in Frayed Leaf, the lightest green. I kept stamping additional solid triangles and also added a few striped ones to this design. The balance the colors I also introduced a third color – Frosty Pink. Continue reading

Video. Modern Geometric Thank You Card

Hello, friends! Its Yana here with you today sharing a new video tutorial. I am a huge fan of all things bold and geometric. And I’m also a fan of custom backgrounds. So today I’m going to show you how to create a Modern Geometric Thank You card using several stamp sets from Altenew.

Yana Smakula | Modern Geometric Thank You Card

I started working on this card by stamping a background using a tall solid triangle stamp from the Sohcahtoa stamp set. I used 3 colors of ink for my stamping – Coral Berry, Frayed Leaf and Warm Sunshine. I had the top central part of my main panel masked as I knew I wanted to heat emboss a large bold Thanks there using gold embossing powder.

Yana Smakula | Modern Geometric Thank You Card

I also heat embossed several triangle outlines using gold embossing powder to add a bit to the randomness of my triangle background. I wanted this card to have a bit more feminine look and feel to it, so I added several roses from the Vintage Roses set. Instead of using 3 colors of ink to stamp these (a light, medium and dark) I only used two colors – a light Buttercream and a medium Warm Sunshine and heat embossed a third layer using gold embossing powder. I’ve never done this before and I’m very happy with the way it turned out. I used the same trick for the leaves.

Yana Smakula | Modern Geometric Thank You Card

I’ve also added drops of black ink onto the background and stamped a black Thank You to finish this project. I did use a few additional elements – a bit of gold thread and a few coral enamel dots.

I’ve filmed a video tutorial to show you how I made this card from start to finish. I’m sharing lots more tips in my video and simply having fun stamping. I hope you will too!

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Do you like geometric backgrounds? Have you done one using Altenew stamps? Be sure to share in the comments below! Thanks!