Hey everyone on this happy summer day! I hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend. Popping in to share a card that I made a few days ago. My inspiration came from a DSW shopping bag. Anyone of you who have no idea what it looks like, just click here. It is a brown bag with the brand name between black stripes. I opted to follow the color combo and layout from the bag.
To create the black stripes, firstly, I attempted heat embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder. The result was not good, though. It looked messy and grungy. Then I tried a masking technique over the Kraft paper and colored the spaces in between using Copic black marker. I used the Post-it-notes for masking, but they didn’t work well, because the color got smudged under the edges of the Post-it.
The last thing I tried was using scor tape, and I got a pretty successful result. I drew the lines using a pencil and ruler. Then I applied some scor tape along each lines with a large space left for the sentiment. Next, I peeled off the backing, sprinkled some black power, and brushed off of the excess. After that, I added the sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday by Papertrey Ink.
I almost put some bling onto the card. I’m glad I resisted the temptation and kept my card one layer and CAS as well. Oh, I’m not sure if I can call this a clean card, because I used Kraft and black which aren’t bright with no white space. What do you think? Hope you like my creation as much as I do. 😉
FYI, one of my favorite blogs to stop by and take some time to see is the Kwerner Design Blog by Kristina Werner. Recently she started her new Friday Focus miniseries, called Inspired By. I love to see how she uses ordinary things as an inspiration to create cards. She already uploaded three videos that showed how she came up with ideas from a laptop sleeve, a quilt, and a cosmetic bag. Check out her fabulous cardmaking videos here on YouTube. Since then I wanted to make my own card using some things around my craft desk. Then I ended up with black-striped birthday cards, inspired by a DSW shopping bag.
I hope you are having fun looking my cards. Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!