Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One-Layer Wednesday 68: Get Triangular

This week's One-Layer Wednesday Challenge is to use at least one triangle on a card. You may use a real triangle (stamped, sponged) or images that are have an overall triangular profile or embellishments arranged in triangles. You may even choose to make a triangular card base!

In my example, there are essentially two triangles: the trio of rhinestones and the overall shape of the stamped area.

Triangles are extremely versatile design elements. First, by arranging three elements in a triangle, you automatically relate all three items to each other, which gives a sense of unity within a design. Second, triangular designs can create a feeling of stability and harmony, especially when the bottom of the triangle is parallel to the bottom of the card, as above. Triangles can also create movement and energy on a card, especially when they are obtuse (with one angle greater than 90 degrees).

So give triangles a go this week!

OLW68 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers allowed.

2. Use one or more triangles on your card. These can be definite triangle shapes or implied in the design by arrangement or the shape of the card.

3. Post your card somewhere on the Internet and link to it using the button in the sidebar of Simplicity.

4. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!!

stamps: Papertrey Holly Jolly
ink: SU real red, Memento cottage green
paper: PTI white
accessories: rhinestones


  1. lovely card ...
    clean and simple ..
    I love it :)


  2. Great design - I like the bling with the gem holly berries! Like this challenge!

  3. Wonderful card. Love your tips - thanks!

  4. Your design lessons are so helpful - thank you. And the card is lovely.

  5. Aaaah, what a serene card. Minimal as it is, it's perfect. For such a "skimpy" card, I would think it's really important to get all of the elements just right. For example, my mind would have wanted to put the sentiment centered beneath the holly, but it's so much more eye-pleasing to have it as you've done it. It'll be interesting to see everyone else's take on this, as to me "a triangle card" would be a hard thing to come up with. But you did it beautifully.

  6. Great tips about using triangles on your card! I am going to have to take a look at my stamps and try this one out.

  7. Lovely to catch up again and join in the fun as well. Thanks for the challenge Susan.. love that way that the red pops out so nicely in your holly card.

  8. Fabulous Susan! You've sparked me off with your great triangular holly design! Can't wait to play along...

  9. You really challenged me with this one Susan. When you point them out, I can always see the triangles, after I look at it for a bit. Geometry isn't my strong point and I probably have the report cards to prove it. Or did I throw them out? You stretched my mind and that's a good thing. Thanks.


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