2020 Topic 18: Geometric
Miriam is right; geometry creates a satisfying order and her grid formation of stamping makes for a pleasing effect. Repeated stamping takes a steady hand but is a great way to make a creative background for a beautiful card.
Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a simple but elegant card using a geometric shape to create a modern look.
I love symmetry in my crafting, it creates an order to my makes. Using Ellen Vargo stamps made creating a geometrical card simple but effective.
I love the carved look of the Ellen Vargo stamps and they work so well with the geometric theme.
I didn't want too much white space in the background and so I painted a layer of Concrete on my panel first. This still created the look of a blank background without the stark colour of white.
I also tried to add more depth by stamping with Concrete before I stamped the Ellen Vargo carved image. I liked this, but decided to use the panel that I created without the background stamping for my finished project. It definitely showed that the panel design could be 'stepped up' in different ways.
I added a border using another of Ellen's amazing stamps, this time stamped in midnight.
I stamped the flower twice and painted using Tinned Peas, Ochre and a touch of Smoke Paprika. I really liked the touch of Smoked Paprika on the petals.
I found it therapeutic creating a geometric design and I really enjoyed it. Using the Ellen Vargo collection also meant that I was able to create a background quickly, so this would be great for batch making cards. With the festive season coming up this would also be a great idea to create a set of gift cards or notecards to give as gifts. I would also love to use this design on a cushion cover, I think it would look great.
I really hope that I have inspired you to try this yourself. I think it would look great with all sorts of shapes and plan to try circles next.
Thank you for joining me this evening.