Trendy Triangles - Creation Station Blog Hop #1

Sunday, May 4, 2014

I love a creative challenge!  So when fellow SU demonstrator Jen Arkfeld invited me to join the Creation Station design team I was happy to accept.

What is the Creation Station? It's a chance for a diverse group of us SU Demonstrators to tempt you with beautiful Stampin' Up! goodies by showing you just how versatile they are through a blog hop.  If you are not familiar with them, on a blog hop the end of every post has a "next" button that will take you to the next blog until you end up back where you started.

For this first Creation Station challenge, we were given three product options to choose from to feature. I've chosen to showcase designs using the Geometric Stamp set from the current occasions catalogue.


Triangles are really on trend at the moment in paper-crafting circles.  In the above design I've made them a feature, whereas in this second design I've used them more subtly to add some interest to the background of the card.


I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me position the triangles and then layered over a piece of vellum to soften the look to tie in with the baby theme.

Ok, so I know that I could have easily stopped there with these two designs but I was surprised by how many ideas this set inspired and I couldn't help but create this third project to share as well.


I am known to be a bit of a photography enthusiast. When I saw the little circle in the Geometrics stamp set I thought it would be fun to attempt a 'bokeh' type patterned background.  In photography, the term 'bokeh' refers to an effect produced by light and colour in out-of-focus areas - think fairy lights in a blurred background.

I've chosen fun, bright colours to tie in with the 'hooray for today' sentiment.  Since bokeh is really a photographic effect, I couldn't resist adding a little film frame from the On Film Framelits Dies collection.

I hope that you have enjoyed these projects. Now be sure to hop on over to see what the rest of the design team have created!

   

If you happen to get lost along your way, click upon design member’s link below to get back on track! Don't forget to leave them a comment to let them know you stopped by :)

Creation Station Design Team:
Jennifer Frost - You are HERE! Thanks so much for visiting

10 comments :

  1. Seriously, Girl! YOU have talent!!! These are fantastic! I am INSPIRED!!!

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  2. Jenn, please tell me you entered the Artisan Design Team competition with SU'. T A L E N T E D! Excited to be on this blog hop journey with you and your awesomeness! =)

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    1. Hi Jennifer, yes on a whim I actually did apply for the Artisan Design Team this year :). How encouraging to get such beautiful feedback. I'm so glad to be coming along for the Creation Station ride with you all too x

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  3. Ah-May-Zing!! I'm looking at this stamp set in a whole new way, thanks to you, Jennifer! I'm thrilled to be part of this blog hop with you & your amazing talent!

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  4. I not only liked your projects, but I really liked how you set up the post. Wow. Fantastic job. Thank you for sharing. I am a fellow demonstrator, please feel free to stop by my blog any time.

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  5. Jennifer: Your cards are so colorful and cheerful. I love the bokeh effect on the third card. I also love how you softened the background of the owl card with vellum. What a clever idea! I'm going to have to remember that. And your photography is da bomb! I'm more than slightly jelly!!

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  6. Love your cards! I hadn't given this set much thought but your cards and the blog hop have given me pause to look at it again! Thanks so much for posting and sharing freely!

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  7. Amazing my fellow Aussie. You have pumped out three crazy good cards :) Can't wait for the next round.

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  8. I love you cards!! So inspiring! I love your card with the Geometrical stamp set. It is so fresh and unlike anything I have ever seen! Great job and good luck with the Artisan Design Team! Fingers crossed!

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  9. 3 lovely cards Jennifer. I especially loved the 3rd bokeh card. Love the colours & whole look. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Off to check out the rest of your blog.
    Inky wishes, Di

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