03 March 2016

Fun with geometric shapes

Hi there!

What do you need to create a card in a jiffy ? Inspiration wise I mean. Not supply wise ;)

1) A theme and or technique.

2) A layout or sketch

3) A color combination

I find that when I have those 3 things in place, a card comes together really easy !


Fun with geometric shapes - octagon rose


octagon rose card -  fun with geometric shapes

I LOVE playing with geometric shapes.

For my background I played with repeating octagons. I love the little square that forms (negative space) where 4 octagons meet! I just couldn't resist adding a square gem to 3 of them.

This type of background can easily be created in the Silhouette Studio!

For my focal point I layered 3 octagons (Spellbinder dies) with foam tape to create a graphic 'rose' .
The leaves are part of the daisy die set from My Favorite Things.

Hello sentiment cut with my Silhouette (Miss Kate Cuttables)

Challenge inspiration :


Inkspirational challenges ~ Theme (Geometric)

Color throwdown  ~ Hot pink, teal, black and white

Freshly made sketches  ~ Layout



                      


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hannelie


27 comments:

sandie said...

Perfectly CAS and a real stunner, love the geometric theme that runs all the way through this. Thanks for joining Ink X

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love your inspiration tips and what a fabulous eye popping design! X

TK said...

Amazing, and wonderful! I love the background, the sentiment, the gems...

Marika said...

WOW! This is so striking!!

Michele Kovack said...

This is so pretty!!

Dana & Glen said...

Amazing! The octagon flower is stunning and the touches of bling are perfect!

Amy Rohl said...

Fabulous on so many levels! Love everything about this card!

Michelle said...

Love the colors and design!

I Card Everyone said...

Graphic, and geometrically perfect!!!
=]

Karen Ashbrook said...

Stunning card, didn't realise your rose was octagons at first, such a great use of your octagon dies. Karen x

Jen Timko said...

Wow. Just wow! That flower with your background....perfection! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

stampwithsandy said...

Hannelie the things you do with your Silhouette never cease to amaze me! What a stiking card!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

I sit in awe. Another stunner.

Nora N. said...

This is fantastic!! And I would need WAY MORE then you had to make this card. I take forever!!

Barb said...

A very clever use of octagons Hannelie...love the finished look.

Cheryl W. said...

It's easy to see that you love to play with geometric shapes - the results are always beautiful! Love this card. You just can't beat a pop of color against black and white.

Patti said...

Nothing less than stunning Hannelie!! Unique and lovely in every way!

Patti

maria f. said...

Brilliant!!!!! That flower!!!!!!

Gerrina said...

Jij laat het zo makkelijk lijken! Mooi hoe je steeds geometrische figuren voor alles op je kaart hebt gebruikt! Super weer! Fijn weekend verder!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Hannelie ... or rather WOW! So gorgeously graphic, so completely crisp, so splendidly stunning!! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Wonderlik gespeel met die aghoeke hier, vrou!!!! En die blom lyk so lieflik met die slim gebruik van die aghoeke!!!! Hou van jou keuse van 'n font vir die sentiment en die drie steentjies is pragtig!!!! Nog 'n wenner, vrou!!!!
Groete

Cindy Hall said...

I love the geometric splendor! Your flower is so pretty and unique. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is such a striking geometric design! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Kim S said...

Wonderfully graphic and eye-catching! That's a fabulous flower. LOVE the background with the hints of little gems. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Vickie Z said...

Great use of the challenges!! Love the contrast of colors and fabulous design!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Susangail Powell said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!! Love the b&w with a pop of color, love the layout, love how crisp and CAS it is, love all the elements!!

cm said...

Hannalie, I'm crushing all over this fabulous card of yours; the octagon theme that unites the background and the flower is wonderfully innovative and delightfully eye-catching! So glad you shared your artistry and creativity in the Inspirational Geometric challenge!
Hugs~c