Thursday, 26 September 2013

Dotty for neon...!

Neon Dots
Hey!

So it's Friday-Eve, right? Please tell me that, or even better: it's Friday! Ha! I'm having the busiest week ever, and without my phone (still!) I'm starting to crack...!

Well whether I'm cracking up or not, let's get down to some studying. CASE Study stylee of course. :)

Feast your studying eyes upon this card from our wonderful muse, Kathy Racoosin:

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was really taken by Kathy's stamped background so tried my hand at designing my own. The difference being that I used my beloved neons for a real pop of colour and used the pattern I stamped as the focal point of my card rather than the background.

HB2U Neon Dots
tips and tricks
  • When working with neon inks, make sure you thoroughly clean the ink off before inking up with another neon colour. I'm sure you can see already, but the lower pink dot has some yellow residue ink on it changing the shade slightly. It helps to stamp on scrap paper first to check for any residue ink (man, I wish I'd done that first!)
  • The big dot is actually a sun from the Paperbabe Stamps set, High in the Sky. I love to think of different uses for my stamps and a solid circle is just about as versatile as they come! :)
  • I used a Post-It note either side of the polka dots to mask the sentiment strips. This keeps the design within the area of the polka dots. I also made sure that the whole sentiment was centralised so you can read it with ease. :)
Be sure to check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT created for you, and remember, it's Kathy's final week with us as our muse so make it a good one and join in the fun! :)

Right I must dash. Phone broken. Emails to catch up on. OFSTED visited work. Inspection to prepare for next week. Busy times! Eeek! 

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3 comments:

Tasnim said...

This is so cool! Love the awesome neon dots!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

*Love* all that neon Aimes! Great idea to have those rows of sentiments too, with that central HB2U!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Aimes...love the pops of neon and the way you placed the sentiment.

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