Saturday 24 October 2020

2020 Topic #18 Geometric with EEV (by Miriam Grazier)

    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.
~ Keren.

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.



Helen said...

Love it Miriam!

Miriam said...

Thanks Helen

Dawn Sirdefield said...

Wow Miriam, that looks fabulous. Love it. Xx

Dianne said...

Love it! Well done Mim xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh this is stunning Miriam! Such a wonderful use of Ellen's amazing stamps!x