Leo is setting the challenge this week at Daring Cardmakers and she's asking us to make geometric patterns on our cards. Any kind of shapes used repeatedly to make a pattern is fine here, Leo's only stipulation is that it shouldn't simply be a piece of patterned paper, you should make the pattern yourself (stamps, die cuts, stitching etc).
I decided to make my pattern with die cut circles, double sided tape sheet and glitter. In the end I choose a reinforcer die from a tag set so I ended up with rings rather than solid circles.
I stuck the die cuts to a square covered with tape, keeping my fingers off the sticky as much as possible (keeping the release paper handy and using it as a shield is a good idea). Then I burnished fine glitter over the piece to complete the pattern and stuck it to a black mat.
A stamped butterfly and a simple sentiment finish off a fairly bold, graphic look.
Antique Engravings and Essential Messages by Hero Arts
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Tag die set (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Double sided tape sheet
Size: 14cm (5.5") square
Take a look at the blog to see what the team has been up to with triangles, squares etc - it would be lovely to see you there with your own geometrics, too!
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