I’ve never applied to any cardmaking blog to be a guest artist before. So I’m taking the leap and applying as a Pin-Sight guest artist for Ellen Hutson’s Classroom!
I decided to create a card with a very graphic look using two of my favorite Essentials by Ellen products: Bokeh Dots stamp set and the Be-You-Tiful word die. I like bold colors and shapes when creating graphic cards and I think the neon pink against the black elements in the card create that effect.
The supplies in this card are pretty minimal compared to some other cards I have made. I used two different inks, three different cardstocks and two Essentials by Ellen products. Less is more when I create a graphic card.
How I made this card:
I used the sketchy circles from the Bokeh Dots set and stamped a random pattern using black ink on A2-sized piece of white cardstock. I then used one of the solid dots from the set to stamp bright pink dots in the center of most of the sketchy circles.
The die-cut sentiment was created by cutting the die piece 3 times and adhering the 3 dies together using a glue pen. This gave the sentiment more dimension. I also cut a 2-inch by 2.5-inch piece of vellum to which I matted the sentiment and then glued this to the front of the card. The vellum made the sentiment stand out against the busy circle pattern.
I decided that the pattern looked better with a frame. So, I cut down the A2 card front down to 4 inches by 5.25 inches and matted the card front to an A2-sized piece of black cardstock. The entire piece was then mounted onto an top-folding, portrait-oriented card base.
I like the way this card turned out. The colors remind me of Good and Plenty candy! Unfortunately, I’m not a real fan of the candy, but I am a fan of the colors!
Hope you like my card!
Supplies used in making this project:
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen: Bokeh Dots
Dies: Essentials by Ellen: Be-You-Tiful die
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Pink.
Cardstocks: Neenah Solar White 80lb. for card front; Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock: Licorice Twist; Bazzill Vellum 40lb.