Colorful Pattern Stamping + Quick Ink Comparison

I was nervous to make today’s card because seeing a small triangle turn into a colorful symmetrical design can be very intimidating! Nevertheless, in today’s video I am excited to show you how to do just that with some quick ink pad comparisons along the way! 🙂

I started off both cards by finding and marking the center of the card panel. This will align the pattern and make it easy to evenly stamp your symmetrical design using the Sohcahtoa stamp set from Altenew. I love this stamp set because you can do so many patterns and cards using one shape and design. When starting your design stamp the tip of the first triangle on the dot. Then, continue the design in a hexagonal pattern to complete it (get above the stamp and look through it to line it up perfectly). The design has mistakes in it… embrace it… nobody’s perfect!

For the first card, I am using Altenew inks to stamp the design. I love these inks for projects like this because they are already placed into perfectly coordinating colors (4 shades for each color family). They also have a ton of ink pads, so you can choose your favorites!!! These inks tend to stamp pretty solid from the start and over time when drying they smooth into the paper to create a softer more even color.

For the next card, I am using Simon Says Stamp inks (which are extremely similar to Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn ink pads, so choose your favorite colors). Depending on which line of ink you are looking for, the colors can range from very vibrant to very soft tones. I find that they start off very splotchy and as they dry they majorly smooth into the cardstock and even out, but the colors stay vibrant.

To finish the cards off I cut them following the triangle patterns and added them onto a card base using foam tape. Then, I added a Grateful die cut from Concord & 9th as a simple yet elegant sentiment.

Enjoy the video!


All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson (EH) and Simon Says Stamp (SSS), so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!