At last, Diane, right? :-) Inside, joke, sorry.
I was inspired by several bloggers to buy this die. The last one - the one that put me over the edge was this post by Laura Bassen - Hero Arts Triangle Background Die. Brenda at Stamper’s Alley was kind enough to order the die and also the coordinating stamp, Tiny Flags, for me and today I made 2 cards using this wonderful die. If any of my readers are local, there may be a couple of dies left in stock at Stamper’s Alley!
The first rendition is done exactly the same way as the inspiration piece. I colored the background with Copic markers and layered 2 of the die cuts together for a bit of dimension. In retrospect, I should have made the sentiment a bit smaller - next time I will keep that in mind.
For the second one I cut strips of card stock and layered them onto a piece of white card stock, then added the die cut on top. Just one layer this time, though, it was already thick enough. I popped both sentiments up on foam adhesive - and again, I should have made the sentiment a little smaller. It totally blocks the orange row.
You can see the different between one die cut (on the left) and 2 of them layered together (on the right). It does make a difference.
Next time I may try her other version, cutting lots of different colored triangles and placing them into the die. Dixie has made a beautiful card using that technique on her blog - What’s Next? I would also like to thank Ms. Dixie for inspiring me to find and use my Perfect Layers tools. I bought them several years ago (ok, more than several) and they lay unused in a drawer until just recently. They make getting an even edge of layering really easy. I’m not sure who sells them now, but Google it and buy them - you won’t regret it.