Monday, January 27, 2014

Neon Card Mash Ups

Good Monday Morning Everyone!

I missed you all last week. While I was away from the blog, I was busy creating this colorful array of cards using a "Mash Up" of kits. I created backgrounds using an art orphan and print outs from this month's Graffiti digital kit. I used papers from the Science kit (the orange/yellow, blue, and purple) that worked so well with the prints from this month's kit and an assortment of past kit stamps.

So sit back and relax while I take you on a little tour of how I created some of my cards.

1. Print out the black and white digital print from the Graffiti Digital kit.
2. Grab your Neon Dabbers and color to your hearts content! I had so much fun with this. I added a bit of white paint dauber swipes to areas that were too dull gray for my liking. It lightened the piece up a bit.

3. Let your paper dry and then add interest to your colored piece using a white Uni-ball Signo Broad pigment ink pen.
4. Print out some of the other colorful prints to use for backgrounds for your cards on matte photo paper.
5. Marya and Anne Marie host a card sketch challenge on the Club Scrap Community Forum and I created these cards using tissue tape colored with Neon Dabbers. I also used the fun mini chalkboard as my template for the hole to be cut out of the front of the card.
6. Stamp the "you are 2 COOL" images in white dauber paint (make sure you clean off your stamps so the paint doesn't dry on them) and add a bit of Neon Pink Dabber ink to the outside edge of the chalkboard. Trace the chalkboard with white pen and cut with a craft knife.
7. Save the cut out to be used on a second card. Check out this LINK to learn how to create a dimensional star. Do you recognize this art orphan I used for the background paper? It was created using the plastic wrap technique I shared on a previous blog post which you can find HERE. Stamp the Take Wing greeting directly onto the background paper.

8. Stamp the Graffiti spritz drip image in all the Neon Dabber colors to create this rainbow effect.  Stamp directly over the image when dry using black ink using the Take Wing stamps.
9. Now it is time to create your A2 cards. Cut black and white 8.5x11" cardstock horizontally at 5.5 and score each 5.5x8.5" piece horizontally at 4.25".  This will result in two A2 size greeting card bases from each sheet of cardstock.

Here are all the cards I created using the above techniques.
Digital Black and White print colored w/ Neon Dabbers, Science Purple and Orange mats, Neon Doodles sentiment, and Graffiti fiber.
Digital Black and White print colored w/ Neon Dabbers, Black card base and panel edged with white paint, Neon Doodles sentiment, and Graffiti fiber. 
Digital Black and White print colored w/ Neon Dabbers,  Science Blue and Orange mats, Take Wing sentiment, and Graffiti fiber. 
Digital Color print, Science Blue mat, Memoirs splat stamp, Graffiti sentiments and fiber
Digital Color print, Science Blue mat with white paint edges,  Graffiti sentiment and fiber
Digital Color print, Science Purple mat with white paint edges, Take Wing sentiment, and Graffiti fiber
Card Sketch Challenge card #1 Graffiti sentiments stamped on mini chalkboard.
Card Sketch Challenge card #2 Take Wing sentiment and images on white star.
Graffiti Spritz Drip rainbow, Science Purple mat, Take Wing sentiment and feather. 
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join me and my Club Scrap enthusiasts this Wednesday January 29th for our Graffiti Blog Hop!
I will be sharing a fun project with you at my CapeCodScrapper Blog.  Be sure to check out what I created to store all of my colorful cards!



  1. Happy birthday Julie - your cards today are awesome as always. thank you for taking the time to blog today.

  2. Fabulous cards, Julie! My fave is the drippy one with the feather! LOVE!!! You are amazing!!!

  3. Wow--tons of fabulous work here, Julie. You are 2 cool!

  4. Happy birthday, Julie! Thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us on your special day!

  5. Lovely job Julie! I love the bright colors - they're so happy! Hope you are enjoying your special day today!

  6. Wow that looked like a fun day of playing! I esp like the colored digi print. I need to pull out my markers soon!!

  7. Happy Birthday, Jullie and so many cool cards,hope you get some real ones in your mailbox! May you have another creative year. Birthday{hugs} from The Netherlands.

  8. Happy Birthday Julie. Be well.

  9. Agree with Annette! Big thank you!

  10. Thanks so much for the comments and birthday Wishes! XOXO

  11. wowza - lots of card ideas! Thanks so much!

  12. These are awesome... but I NEED to know what tissue tape is please...

    1. Hi Judi, I have added a link for you. It is a very fine tape made of a tissue paper like material with preprinted images, words etc, in Tim Holtz Idea-ology line.


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