I’ve mentioned before how terrified I was when my Stampin’ Up! demonstrator instructed us to stamp an image randomly on a piece of card stock. Random is not really my nature — my favorite stamping tool is a ruler! So trying to stamp in a random pattern (is that an oxymoron?) without being too controlled was a real challenge. Then one day I was in a stamp class and the instructor taught us the secret of the triangle. I’ll use these pages from My Digital Studio to teach it to you:
- Stamp your first image (here, in Old Olive).
- Stamp another image (the new image is in Old Olive, the first one is in Ruby Red).
- Stamp the third image to create the third point of an imaginary triangle (again, the most recent stamped image is Old Olive).
- Continue making triangles!
Practice this technique on some scratch paper. Ready for a challenge? Stamp a single image in a random pattern on a sheet of Whisper White or Very Vanilla.
Then add a second image in a random pattern, spacing images in triangles of a different size than the first image. Pay no attention to whether they’re in a white space, or directly over the first image — just complete the triangles.
Do you like the effect? This is how we create the “master board” for One Sheet Wonder projects. You can see it in the card below:
1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3 — just like waltzing! And just like learning to dance, it takes practice!