Friday, August 10, 2018

Twofer Challenge #8

Well here it is August already, and we're all set for this month's Twofer Challenge, are you?!! The Design Team has come up with awesome cards, as have our Guest Designers Cheryl and Brenda. I can't wait to see where this month's prompt takes you! I had so many ideas, both conventional and unconventional, but chose to go with the ping that popped into my brain (or in this case, a double ping!!). You're going to love this prompt, I promise!!


I know, right...!!! Tons of ways to go with this one! Here's where my pings took me:




Did you know that triangles are the strongest shape found in nature? Yep. It's because any added force is evenly spread to all three sides. Little bit of trivia for you today...
As you can see, I went 'conventional' with my cards.  

For my birthday card, I used various scraps of papers to cut my triangles with MFT dies, as well as some MFT striped paper, a ME rectangle die, and a HA sentiment. Using the same size triangle as the blue one at the top, I cut four more from more scraps, added a 'hooray' from W&W for my second (congratulatory) card, all on an AE rectangle popped up on some fun foam to give it a bit of  dimension. Two different cards for two different occasions using the same die on both cards. I wish you could see these in real life; they look pretty darn good if I do say so myself.

It's your turn now. I'd love to see what you make with 'geometric' shapes! Go forth and create!! I'm scheduled to have a cardiac procedure in a few days, but hope that it's just a quickie and that I can get to commenting on all your cards soon afterwards. Take care, and as always...



10 comments:

Anita in France said...

So delicious, Bev ... both of them! Cool, crisp, stylish and oh so chic ... they'd be at home framed and hanging on a wall in a sophisticated boutique! You know you're already in my prayers, mon amie ... thinking of you! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Brenda in IN said...

Thanks for the information about triangles. I love the hooray card with a fun design and the birthday card is bright and those sweet teeny triangles.

Susanne Vargas said...

Thank you for this educational and inspiring post! Didn't know this fact about triangles, how interesting! Love the cool look of your cards! As you know, I also had fun playing with triangles, such a fun shape! Adore yours in different colors and patterns!
Hope all is getting better for you, my friend!
Sending hugs and prayers,
Susanne

Loll said...

Beautiful cards Bev. There's something wonderful about triangles and you have shown them off to perfection with your two designs.

All the best with your procedure Bev. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you!
xx

lostinpaper said...

Triangles are the best fun! Love how you have mixed it up in this 'twofer' to create both fab designs!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the graphic look of your triangle cards, Bev! So colorful and fun!!

Kim S said...

I'm glad to see cards from you - and such FUN cards!! I hope it was enjoyable and not stressful with all that you have going on. Keeping you thoughts and prayers.

Darnell said...

First of all, Bevie, thinking of you and saying prayers that your procedure goes smoothly tomorrow and corrects the idiotsyncracy you are dealing with! Don't forget to let us know how it goes and take a teasy after wards!! As for your triangle cards, they are superb! I love that one is very symmetrical and strong and how you have three of the triangles standing on their heads in celebration of whoever gets the Hooray! And I love that the other one is artsy and random and organic and filled somehow with patterns that go well together! Actually, now that I look again, I'm thinking it wasn't random at all, but rather you spent a while placing them "just so" because the layout is very thoughtful. Well done!! Love and lots of hugs, Darnell

Kara Lynne said...

Out of what design boutique did you just step? Look at those on-trend colors and designs!! Whew, Bev, they look like they belong on the runway! Praying for you and your day tomorrow!

Brenda said...

What fun cards for this challenge Bev! I love where your "ping" took you on these. The first card is amazing, love those papers you used, especially that black/navy striped paper. It just makes those triangles pop! Such a fun birthday card! The second card is equally fun and artsy! I love the colors of your triangles on this one and then that little "hooray". How fun! You are a clever gal Bev! Hugs, Brenda