Thursday, 25 July 2013

Awesome neon inks! :)


Happy Friday-Eve - the first Friday-Eve of the sweet summer holidays for me! My holidays officially started on Wednesday (minus a summer school I'm helping with next week), and you won't be surprised to know that I headed straight to crafty room to make up for some much missed crafty time! :)

First up on my summer stamping agenda is CASE Study of course! So today's card was inspired by this great, fun card by our muse for July, Jocelyn Olson.

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was really taken with Jocelyn's use of neon colours and the layout. I saw it as the perfect excuse to play with my Hero Arts neon inks (which I love so much!). I think this card could well be saved for exam results time....

tips and tricks
  • Have fun combining stamp sets from different companies. This card features two Uniko Studio stamp sets, a Hero Arts stamp set and Clearly Besotted Stamps stamp set!
  • The perfectionist in me tells me to stamp straight, but stamping at an angle as I've done on the top and bottom borders can give a card movement and energy.
  • Selectively ink sections of stamps to add more interest to them. I couldn't resist inking the star of the word 'AWESOME' with yellow neon ink to contrast against the black letters.  
  • My pink neon ink was a little too bold to be stamped directly on to the card, it clashed so much it gave me a headache! So I stamped it first on scrap paper before stamping it on my card for a more subtle background pattern.
Now come on and join the fun with us. Be inspired by Jocelyn's card in any way whatsoever and get creative! Be sure to stop by the rest of the CASE Study DT for a mojo boost! :)


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sandie said...

Love the shanty stamping, must give this a go x

Dana F. said...

Such a cool card, Aimes! Love the tip to stamp off first! I have that pink neon ink, too, and it scares me just a litte ;)

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Lynn said...

I love how you created the border...fabulous way to offset the stamps. See you very soon! xoxo

Maureen said...

totally yummy, Duchess! I used my neon pink too but full force! LOL It is addicting! Three cheers for summer vacation! I'm sure your craft room is one happy girl now that you're in there creating magic again! ox

Greta said...

Love your card! Thinking I need to add Neon to my collection of inks!

maria f. said...

Your card is like, totally awesome! Happy summer.

Linda Beeson said...

What a fun little combination!

Ruth S said...

Wonderful CASE Aimes ;) The star inset for the 'O' is a fun touch!
Glad to hear you're looking forward to the hols - enjoy! Rx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this piece, definitley inspiring to me!!!

Marlena M. said...

GORGEOUS pops of neon! I love the clean design Aimes~

Wida said...

no are awesome! it's fresh, its so well cased, its masculine and feminine all at once. its a WOW!

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