CASology after this card was chosen for Week 50, Free. So when Melissa asked me if I'd like to be guest designer, of course I said yes, then waited with baited breath for "the word". Ya never know whether it's going to be, well, challenging! So I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw what it was:
Neon colours are hot in the cardmaking world, but if you google the word neon, up pop gorgeous neon sign images, so I had a go at making my own neon sign.
You likey? If you look closely at those google images of neon signs, the neon tube shows white, while the colour glows around the tube, and this is what I wanted to capture. I white-embossed the sentiment (Woodware) and even though I used a static bag, there is the odd stray speck of white. But I'm hoping you'll be too blinded by the neon to see it ;) And it really does glow IRL!
I drew around the embossing with a Versamark pen and applied iridescent mica powders (Cosmic Shimmer) with separate cotton buds for each colour. After I'd applied the powder to the first letter, I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't as bright as I'd expected. (I was making the card at night). But I thought I would persevere with all the letters and then make a judgement. Then when I lifted the card up, and the powders caught the light - WOW! And the green was a surprise - it was pink in the tub! (Interference mica powders change colour when applied to black card.)
I can see myself making many more neon lights cards! What will you make with the cue word? Pop over to CASology and see what the Design Team have created, then join in. I can't wait to see everybody's creations!