By Aliya White
I’m sorry but I just had to do the alliteration in threes for the title. Clearly, I am a sucker for the puns.
Shapes are not new but using them graphically is hot right now. With tons of new paper, stamps and accessories crafters are able to do so much using this trend. Let me show you some of the cool things I have been seeing focusing on triangles.
I just couldn’t pass up this awesome alligator shaped card because the pun is a classic and I remember reciting this to my dad at night. It is a great kid and nostalgia card. And get the triangles: in the scales and in his actual face! How fun.
card by Carol Payne photo courtesy of Stamping Rox my Fuzzy Blue Sox
I love the look of the different types triangles in this next card too. The background has a cascading print and wood veneer triangles, solid and outlined, make this one a super-happy trifectta.
Another pretty use of triangle wood veneer is this card with the look of mirrored mountain peeks. The dimension on this card is just great.
card by Maile Belles photo courtesy of Simply Stamped
You can make your own triangles with a die or hand cutting them in patterned paper. The soft colors together with the vellum is just lovely in this layout.
layout by Gina Lideros photo courtesy of Gina Linderos Designs
This card takes triangle a step further by cutting triangles out of the middle of each triangle base for a very cool echo look.
card by Eesha Kolli photo courtesy of Love for Art in Many Forms
Lisa used a die to create this rainbow of triangles with the awesome inspiring sentiment. It comes together so nicely in this encouraging card.
Card by Lisa Addesa photo courtesy of I’m in Haven
Lisa is also awesome with stencils. These triangles were lifted and cut from the Simon Say Stamp stencil. She colored them to create her pink and black and grey theme.
card by Lisa Addesa photo courtesy of I’m in Haven
I fell in love with this card and when I read that Maria created the shape during a creative mistake/opportunity while putting the shape together. She created the triangles by cutting squares in half. The wonderful pun is also aces.
card by Maria Fischer photo courtesy of Riesling Mamma
Stamps are another great way to incorporate triangles in your designs. The precision on this awesome graphic black and white card is just fab.
card by Kara Vrabel photo courtesy of K andR Designs
Kara also created this next incredible card with inspiration from a Navajo blanket peaking out from the edge of the card.
card by Kara Vrabel photo courtesy of K and R Designs
Another cool stamping effect is the watercolor look. This was achieved by stamping. It looks like Dana could have used water mist with the ink as well.
card by Dana Fleckenstein photo courtesy of Pixels and Glue
Kim was able to achieve dimension with her version of stamped triangles by double stamping and lifting the stamped image with foam tape. The gold is a brilliant extra touch to this fun design.
card by Kim Singdahlsen photo courtesy of Joyful Creations
Are you a project lifer? I must admit I use the pocket cards to actually make cards but when they are used in the sleeves they look great too. I was drawn to what cool look the triangles made collected together on the page. Tracy hand stitched the pockets to create the triangle look.
Layout by Tracy photo courtesy of The Single Girls Scrapbook
I hope you were inspired by the cool looks you can achieve by incorporating triangle shapes. Because it is so basic, you don’t necessarily have to have supplies to create you own. But if, like me, you like to shop, I also found some pretty papers, stamps, veneer, and a stencil or two so you can try it out yourself.
So go on… make something pretty.
Triangle stamps and wood veneer