Friday, 22 June 2012

Pinterest Inspired - Wave




One of my cyber-friends, Deborah, pinned this the other day. I'm always fascinated by bright colours on dark backgrounds and I try to think of ways to achieve that look. These two cards are the results of this method:
Start with a 4x2 piece of white. Colour with copics (I started in the middle and went to each end - coloured yellow then green (then went over the edge of the green with yellow, to blend). Cut a 4x4 piece of black cardstock (second one was 4x3 7/8, to allow for the cut line in the centre). Glue coloured panel to white cardbase and then position black pieces (oh yes, I embossed the sentiment in silver before I put the black on the card).

For the first one, I really was trying to get the 'fuzziness' of the line in the original by using a grass border punch. Not sure I achieved that, but it's kind of cool in its own way. I think the second one (cut with my Creative Memories curvy cutter) is my favourite.

18 comments:

Laura B. said...

Jaw on the floor!!!

Anonymous said...

Jaw in China!!!

Bahb

Jen W. said...

Ditto to the ladies above. These are genius!!! Possible the most awesome use of the grass die that I've ever seen!

M said...

amazing!!!!! M x

Meadie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE how you have made this! Thanks for some awesome inspiration:) Hugs x x

Vicky Hayes said...

Good gracious Ardyth - it's you that rocks!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a great look. Thanks for your explanation of how you created this awesome graphic look.

Melissa said...

Both of these "rock!" You never fail to amaze me with your creative talent, girl!!!

Bobby said...

Talk about optical illusion! On the first one, I thought you pumched out the color and glued it on until you mentioned the grass punch. What a great idea!

kingstonmama said...

Amazing cards. These are really cool. :) Ann Y.

Ginger said...

My 18 yr. old cousin is recovering from brain damage & rainbows have always been significant to her. So, I'm always looking for new ideas for rainbow cards for her! I LOVE your cards & can't wait to try this myself!! Great job...TFS!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are so inspired, Ardyth!! You never cease to amaze me! I like them both. The first one makes me think of a soundwave, so it brings to mind rock 'n roll radio. The second one makes me think of a roller coaster ride on the boardwalk. No, YOU rock!

Lyndal said...

BOTH are FANTASTIC Ardyth - super-inspired use of the grass punch - LOVE them!!

Lyndal said...

P.S. The first card reminds me of being in an underground tunnel with all the stalagmites and stalactites :)

Deborah Frings said...

Wow!!! Wow!!! Totally awesome! You have captured this image perfectly. I love, love the first card!

Geri said...

...so just when I thought I needed the spectrum ink pad, you show us what you did with Copics! Great cutting/measuring - fits perfectly!

Jenny said...

Incredibly clever to use the grass die like that.... The perfect sound wave and love the rainbow colours too :0)
Jenny x

Karen said...

love these cards...they look awesome....