Thursday, 14 March 2013

Versatile vellum...

just a note

Another Friday-Eve rolls around and it's time to get inky with a new CASE Study. We have the super duper Julie Ebersole on board with us to oooh and aaaah over for March, so let's get straight to it and feast our eyes on this beauty of hers up for CASEing:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I'm hoping that you can tell that I was inspired by Julie's use of negative space and cool splatter technique. I promise you that the splatter's there - you may have to come close to the screen to see it, but I promise you it's there!

tips and tricks  
  • Consider using vellum behind negative spaces. To add more interest, use markers to add a design to your vellum. I simply used a ruler to draw some lines on the reverse side of the vellum with a grey alcohol marker. 
  • And whilst we're talking about vellum, I used it on the bottom half of my card giving me a smooth surface to contrast against the impressed pattern on the cardstock. Easy peasy, and the joy of vellum is that it will coordinate with whatever colour cardstock you're working with!
  • Are you a splatter-phobe like me? Consider using splatters in the form of stamps instead. The splatter stamp I used was from Happy Trails (Papertrey Ink) 
Now this is a card with a few uses. Not only is it to celebrate a new CASE Study, it's also for a our current challenge on A Passion for Papertrey: 50 Shades of Gray. Don't worry, it's nothing too risque (I confess, I've not even read the books myself!) but we'd like to see you play with grey and you've got until Monday for that challenge. :)

I'm also entering this into the fabulous Moxie Fab World: Emphasise the Negative Challenge. The negative space in my design is emphasised by placing vellum (with a hand drawn design on it) behind the negative space for an interesting focal point.

As for CASE Study, well you've got until Tuesday to get the mojo tickin' and get creating. Why not check out the rest of the CASE Study DT to get some super inspiration?

Amy Wanford (That's me!)
Andrea Ewen

Brandi (Guest DT)
Christina MacLaren  

Clare Buswell 
Debby Hughes  
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jean Martin 

Jeanna Jachna  
Maureen Plut

Sylvia Blum (Guest DT)
Teneale Williams

Julie Ebersole (February's Muse)

I hope you can join in the fun with us. Remember, you can take any point of inspiration from Julie's card and get busy with creating - so what are you waiting for? :)


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Taheerah said...

Oh yeaaaah, I can see the splatter Aimes, lol!! love this card, it is gorgeous and such an unexpected colour scheme too!!

Stephanie said...

Stunning card Aimes! Love it :) x

Lynn said...

SWOON...linen impression plate...soft subtle grey...negative die..touch of twine = perfection!

~amy~ said...

sigh...seriously gorgeous.

spatter phobe...that's me too...says the girl that bought her first Mister Huey...

Lindsay said...

Such an elegant card Aimes! Love that vellum behind the bird!

Colette said...

Hi Amy!

It was nice to meet and chat with you yesterday in London. It was great to meet someone who has the same ideas and attitude to crafting and card making.

Love this card by the way. Stunning.

Have been flicking through back copies of Cards Magazine and found your stuff! Love it!

Take care,

Colette :o) xx

Laurie said...

Gorgeous. Gorgeous! Love this card and that vellum is perfect!!

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous CAS design!

Sandy said...

Very nice!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Just stunning Aimes! It doesn't get anymore perfect than this :)

Bethany Stellpflug said...

this is beautiful! I love the subtle gray splatter!

Jenny said...

Never thought of using markers to add pattern to vellum, love the purity of your card Aimes...gorgeous :0)
Jenny x

Ren-Yi said...

Lovely card. this is quite gorgeous and i love the splatter stamp. Great idea.

Lea L. said...

So cute! Love the peekaboo bird cut!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the vellum behind the die-cut bird.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Aimes! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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