It’s Aimes here today with a couple of cards showing you how you can create a couple of different looks thanks the magical triangles from the Sohcahtoa stamp set. This stamp set is a firm favourite of mine; not only does it bring back memories finally cracking trigonometry with this simple word, it features one of the most versatile shapes for pattern building: the tremendous triangle! :D

This humble, three-sided shape is a dream for pattern building thanks to its tessellating capability. The joy of having equilateral, right-angled and isosceles triangles in outline, solid and striped form in the Sohcahtoa set means that you can stamp the same pattern and change the look of it with ease and style.

First up, here’a a big and bold pattern featuring the equilateral triangle:


The sentiment (from the set, Many Thanks) was stamped first and the triangles were then stamped around it. I ensured that the sentiment space remained the same height as the triangle stamp which then called for no masking as I simply stamped triangles above and below the strip. If you mark the midpoint of the panel and stamp the central triangle of each line first, it makes things much easier and balanced.

Now for something on a smaller scale featuring the right-angled triangle:

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I’m going to be honest here: I’m terrible at making choices and that’s also true of sentiments. I couldn’t decide which sentiment to pick, so I stamped all three! I think this works as the form of repetition and each adjective starting with the same letter connects each sentiment. Well that’s my story anyway and I’m sticking to it! ;)

Well, I’m off to stamp some more patterns with my Sohcahtoa set. With different colours and different triangles to experiment with, the possibilities feel almost endless!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy stamping!