Skip to main content

TTIC #41: The Love Triangle

It’s Tuesday again! That means it’s time for another Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge! This week’s challenge was created by Eve. Here’s what she wrote:

It’s complicated….we all know that. I mean really could you choose? Well for some of us it is easy {Edward for me!} However, for Bella it is a little more difficult. Jacob fills that void {or hole} while Edward is gone. And does a pretty good job at it. It is complicated and for sure- a love triangle at it’s best. Is Jacob more of a brother type figure? Or do you see Bella falling into love with Jacob while Edward is gone? There are so many angles to this triangle……..

For craft challenge:

Make a card {or other item} that represents the love triangle between Bella, Edward, and Jacob.

For comment challenge:

What do you feel were some of the down falls of this love triangle? What do you feel were some of the high points?

I’ve got to say… I had a REALLY tough time with this one. I also have to say, that my husband Gene helped me out a LOT with this project. I don’t think I could have done it without him. I’m SO glad that he read (and thoroughly enjoyed!) the Twilight Saga!!! Here’s my (our) creation.

IMG_5962 I pushed myself to try something different here. Aside from the triangle itself (I don’t normally do triangles… I work with curves; things that flow. This was one of the reasons why this challenge was so hard for me!), I had my focal piece of background paper actually coming off of the card. Not likely I’ll ever mail this baby because of that, but I like the concept.

IMG_5965 Here’s my triangle. This is what Gene helped me with. What linked these three together? The links between the guys and Bella are obvious. But Edward and Jacob are linked too… and by the end of the series, “loyalty” is definitely the word I’d use. So Gene came up with my three adjectives. I hadn’t even thought of that. I was going to put pictures or something… but I wasn’t feelin’ any of my ideas. His was great… and it got my ball rollin’.

Now, it’s tough to see in my photos, but I used Glossy Accents on the green flower, and the flowers on the triangle are pop dotted. I added just a couple of dots of Stickles for a wee bit of sparkle, inspired by my wonderful Twi-friend Julie, who does the same type of thing on her cards but with Dew Drops.

The TTIC Design Team has other fantastic projects to display for this week’s challenge – please go and check them out!

Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya

(Beth, Margie, Julie and Tonya are on break this week.)

with Guest Designers:

Donna ~Erica ~ Jacquie

For the comment portion, I think that some of the high points of this triangle were, that by the end of the series, the triangle kind of evened itself out. Everyone had an important and pleasant side of it. The relationships all wound up in a good place.

So, a big Thank You to Eve for this thought-provoking and creatively testing challenge for this week. And an even bigger Thank You to Gene! For not only reading the series, but for sharing his thoughts and ideas, and having some fab discussions with me about it too. Love you Babe!


Donna said…
Wow Ali...You can tell a lot of time, effort and thought went into this...What an amazing creation..I love the colours and the layout.. It is just...Well, perfect! Xx
Jen said…
This is really good Alison. I think my favorite thing though is that Gene helped you with it. That is just too sweet. And what a great idea to use Stickles to make faux Dew Drops.
Erica said…
This card is beautiful and it is touching that you got some help from your husband. What teamwork! I love the background image. The words do fit perfectly. Lovely!
Jacqueline said…
I can tell this took a lot of thought, so many elements that all fit together! What an awesome guy gene is to help (and so cool he read the series)! I love all the little details I see this completely touches all the elements of the edward, bella, jacob triangle! Love it hun great job!!
Eve said…
You did a great job with this! I love everything about it! Thanks for all the kind words!
Margie said…
What a brilliant card! Love what you did with this challenge!
Dani said…
What a fantastic creation!! How sweet you got help from your husband. My Hubby helped me, he took the kids so I could have the house to myself!! LOL!!
Beth said…
HOLY COW! This is an absolute work of ART! The thought that went into it is obvious - shout out to a helping Hub! Fantastic!!
Michelle said…
I like how you think - you've really got me thinking and your comments are so true. Great job on your creation - it's perfect!
Julie said…
LOVE IT! All the thought that went into it, the things that unite the "sides" of the triangle, and the fact that your husband helped you with it! So, so cool - you did a fantastic job on this! And you are very sweet to mention me - thank you for that! :)
Jamee said…
your card is awesome!!! i love it!!!

Popular posts from this blog

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

LBP009: Horse Friends

Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush

1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Candy Grab: Day 2 of 31

Greetings, Guys & Ghouls! It's Day 2 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have a card that uses a very appropriate stamp for's called Candy Grab and it's from Stampendous. I'm not sure if the skeleton threw them up in the air with joy, or they just fell out of a pinata. But either way, it's a fun stamp! My full instructions on how to recreate this card are below.

R296: Candy Grab
FREG037: Aged Marine Embossing Powder
FRC20: Hot Lime Fragments

My Colors Cardstock: Plum
Imagine: Craft Mat, VersaMark Ink, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
FaberCastell: PITT Pen- Small
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Water Spritzer
Craft Foam


1. Stamp the image with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black on to Canson Mixed Media Paper.

2. Apply Distress Oxide Inks directly to craft mat, using the colors listed.

3. Spritz the i…

Warmest Wishes

Seasons Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team are sharing a few final holiday projects. My card features the delightful Warmest Wishes stamp. I love the vintage feel of the image.

R300: Warmest Wishes
FRGL02: Twinkle Glitter
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B

My Colors Cardstock: Velvet Night, Evergreen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 022, 034, 036, 038, 041, 044, 060, 062, 64, 065, 070, 091, 092, 095, 097, 230, 302, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, On Point Glue
Scrapbook Adhesieves: Foam Squares
Canson: Mixed Media Paper

1. Stamp the Warmest Wishes stamp on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.

2.Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.

3. Apply On Point Glue to areas that you want to have sparkle.

4. Sprinkle the glued areas with Multi Crystal Glitter Mix and let dry.

5. Fussy cut the stamped image.

6. Using Evergreen Cardstock, die cut the Large "R" Fitted Frame.

7. Cr…