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Triangle Birthday Card Using Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 52 stamp set

Make a creative triangle-shaped birthday card for the music lover! Issue 52 of Creative Stamping Magazine offered plenty of inspiration for projects relating to music and dance.IMG_E1709
For this birthday card, I wanted to “think outside of the box” a little and create a triangle-shaped card (inspired by a triangle-shaped card featured inside the magazine). I didn’t want to create it EXACTLY the same way, however. So, I started with a regular A2-sized card, but I used a SIDE-folding card instead of a TOP-folding card. To make the triangle, I simply cut the card corner-to-corner, leaving the fold intact.
Watch the full demonstration video of the process HERE:

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I used the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform and stamped the images with Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black. Then I colored them in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Snapshot_146I fussy cut all the images (this magazine issue did not include dies). The only exception was that I used a stitched rectangle die from my stash to cut out the sentiment.

I used a combination of Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Perfect Card Adhesive, ZOTS Adhesive Dots and my Scotch Advanced Tape Glider adhesive for the various parts of the card.


Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Perfect Card Adhesive – $4.49

from: Scrapbook.com

Also, I completely abandoned the idea of staying within the confines of the borders of the triangle. I freely arranged the images and the sentiment to extend off the edge of the triangle.WVDK3890LMQN4820
On the inside of the card, I used leftover triangle-cut cardstock to cover up the back of the extended images from the front. In hindsight, I probably would have FIRST covered the back of the image and sentiment with the leftover triangle pieces and THEN fussy cut them out.DSBR4513
I included another cardstock triangle piece inside the card and placed the inside sentiment on top. For continuity, I trimmed the inside sentiment with the same stitched rectangle die as I used on the front.
That’s it!
Of course, I added accents of my own like a touch of shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen, dots with a white gelly roll pen, and dimension with some adhesive-backed fun foam. Those choices are up to you!MSAC7777
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Creative Stamping Magazine is available at moremags.com, although at the time of this blog post publication, issue 52 was sold out both on Amazon and at moremags.com.

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