Thursday, 11 April 2013

My motto...

today is a new day

Well I'm celebrating this Friday-eve with one super bright neon card for the new CASE Study this week. In fact, my picture doesn't do this ink justice; you need your sunglasses when handling this card for real! LOL!

So what inspired this bright little card? Well take a peek at JJ's card to find out:

Check out the original post of this card here.

It was those trendy chevrons that got me this week, as well as those rounded corners. I was originally going to cut and play with card for my chevrons, but I thought that it had been a while since I inked up my Hero Arts stamps. It seemed a shame not to use this chevron strip along with Hero Arts neon inks for my interpretation of JJ's amazing card.

I'm also going to enter this card into the April challenge on the Hero Arts blog. I certainly think this card would suit a gal more than a guy with that neon pink! *wink*

tips and tricks
  • Afraid of lining up a stamp to create a background? Then simply trim each strip and adhere them together to a piece of cardstock. 
  • When stamping with neon inks, be sure to stamp with the lightest colour first if you can. These inks like to stick to my stamps and after stamping with neon pink it took ages for me to get my neon yellow to not resemble neon orange! 
  • Think about how the sentiment of your card can match your colour scheme. I purposely chose neon inks to tie in with the positive motto of the sentiment.
Are you ready to play along with us? I hope so! If you want my advice, I'd say take a peek at the rest of the CASE Study DT who have some real inspiration to get those creative juices flowing:

Amy Wanford (That's me!)
Anya Schrier (Guest DT)
Andrea Ewen

Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes  
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jean Martin 

Jeanna Jachna  
Maureen Plut

Teneale Williams

JJ Bolton (April's Muse)  

Now it's your turn! Be sure to also check out the new CASE Study Facebook page as well; I predict some fun times on that involved and hear the fun news first!


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Debby said...

Love those inks (must pop them in my basket) and the pop of black is just perfect!

Mandy said...

wow how great are those colours ! Great card to brighten up the day :)

Katie said...

So happy I found your blog today. Your cards are simply amazing!

~amy~ said...

This is've inspired me!

Taheerah said...

This card makes me so happy Aimes! Neon and stars and an uplifting sentiment too - just what I needed today! Hugs!

Caryn said...

Another amazing card Aimes - so glad I bought those inks, they are so juicy and SOOO zingy!!! Great take on the original - hope to get time to play along this week!

Caryn xxx

Jenny said...

Love the movement in those chevrons... funky colours too :0)
Jenny x

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card :) Viv xx

Marion said...

Awesome card Aimes. Very trendy and beautifully executed!

JJ Bolton said...

You had me at neon! (yes, I am a child of the 80's, lol!) So cool what you did with the background stamp!

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