Crumbs, I almost had the vapours when I saw what the challenge this week is over at Merry Monday - it's 'Neon Colours'. Convinced I didn't possess any neon colours at all in paints, inks, card etc. it looked as if this week would be a miss for me.
Then, I did some idle flicking through a drawer of mixed card stock and found neon pink, purple, green and orange card - glaring defiantly just waiting to be used :)
So this was the result:
- white DL card blank
- squares of neon card stock, die cut with a Spellbinders square Nesties die
- the bows were easy peasy 'cos I used some of the 'Stick-It' adhesive sheet that I was raving about in yesterday's post for intricate die cuts, along with bows from the Memory Box 'Crisp Bows' set - using plural here as made two cards almost the same apart from the bows on the other card using the much more 'loopy' bow
- the sentiment stamp is a pre-loved Hero Arts one called 'Merry and Bright' (quite apt for this card huh?) - stamped using Memento 'Teal Zeal'
- when actually making the card up I stamped the sentiment first, using SU's Stamp-a-ma-jig and then (using lines on the glass cutting mat) added a strip of Scotch Removable Tape right across the card at the point where the bases of the little parcels were to sit. Just a bit of measuring and some pencil marks on the tape gave me the guide for where to line up the 'ribbon' strips on the parcels - plus the tape meant I could butt up against it to make sure the parcels were all in a perfect line :)
My photos will be even more 'on the wonk' for a little while 'cos I temporarily lost my favourite place to prop up cards and take photos when we dismantled the bedroom - sigh :(