Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Essentials By Ellen

Using Geometric Shapes On Handmade Cards

Do you like to using geometric shapes in your card designs? Or have you maybe not tried it yet? Carly is here today to share her first card design using geometric shapes!

I love the geometric card designs I see other talented cardmakers creating but I have to admit that I find them a little intimidating. They look like they require some precision and that is not one of my skills, LOL! However the Essentials by Ellen Stay Cool set has been beckoning me to give it a shot even if it’s hard so I decided to go for it! Here’s the card I made…

And in case you are in the same boat I was, here’s a quick look at my process with a few tips…

I never seem to have the colored cardstock I want so I just ink blended some real quick.

For the design, I first wanted to combine stamping and die cuts but that felt like an added complication so I decided to just stick with die cuts for this first one. I die cut a bunch of half circles so I could just adhere as I designed.

I drew some light pencil lines so I could start my design from the middle and build outward for *hopefully* even spacing without too much work.

I erased the lines as I went, adhering some half circles with glue pen and some with foam adhesive.

I was pretty happy with how things lined up but a frame on top made it feel even cleaner and more *precise* 😉

So if it’s your first card using geometric shapes to create a design I highly recommend sticking with one shape die cut, starting in the middle and finishing with a clean & simple frame.

Thanks for stopping by!


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  • Reply Christine - Dances With Hooves Paper Design August 18, 2021 at 5:19 am

    So fresh and fun! Thank you for sharing!


  • Reply Megan N August 21, 2021 at 6:39 am

    Fabulous card! Love the colors you used!

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