Retro Sketches #158

Hello! I am back with another post – I just finished making this card, and couldn’t wait to publish it – I just love it!

The inspiration for this card comes by another Laura Bassen masterpiece here. I just loved all the colors that are filled up in the neat rows of triangles; I just had to try it!!

Retro SketchesI started with, of course, the triangles. I picked a normal white card stock panel and stamped the triangle from Trendy Triangles from My Favorite Things. I then filled them up with watercolors, mixing two colors, achieving a gradient effect in all triangles. I then trimmed the piece into a square – I really ended up trimming up a lot – the initial piece was normal, standard card size; when I finished trimming it, it was a square with each side of 3.5 inches – sigh…I miss all those triangles I cut off!! 😦

Retro Sketches (close up 1)Anyway, I then adhered a paper doily on top of it at an angle. I also die cut a (rather thick) vellum piece using a die from  Labels #24 from Spellbinders. I then stamped the sentiment from Hello/Thank you from Sizzix using Hero Arts Black ink on the vellum and then stapled the piece to the watercolor piece.

The thick vellum covers up most of the triangles, you can barely see it. But, the peeking colors really give a great effect! 🙂

Retro Sketches (close up 2)I finally foam mounted the panel on a white card base, trimmed to a square with sides 4.25 inches. I thought of adding a button next to the sentiment, but left it since the sentiment already had a cute flower with it – I felt any extra embellishment (button or something else) would just overload the card. 🙂

I am submitting this to the Retro Sketches Challenge #158
Thanks you for stopping by! 🙂

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