Well I guess it's about time I jumped in on the neon trend! This week, I was inspired by so many things - probably because I've had my crafts tucked away for a few weeks and the creativity needed to flow. Plus I have a ton of new supplies I've been itching to give a go. Funny enough, my birthday was just a couple of weeks ago and I received mostly papercrafting supplies as gifts! I was so thrilled!! But also had to laugh at myself because I'm building a bit of a reputation (Obsession? Does anyone have a contact for Papercrafting Addicts Anon?).
I was inspired to make the card below because for one, a good friend of mine (no names mentioned because I don't want to spoil the surprise...) just moved out and I haven't celebrated it yet! Second, my boyfriend's mom, Alli, gave me a wicked pack of bright neon cardstock. And third, Simon Says Stamp was coincidentally having a We're So Trendy challenge this week. The category was based on current popular trends (neon, hexagons, chevrons) and you had to include at least one in your project. Naturally, I chose neon.
Now I have to admit, I was being a bit loose with my stamps, but I think it worked really well for this card. The fence was what got me going and it was a lot of fun to make (albeit, meticulous). Recently, I've had a personal trend for stamping images and carefully cutting them out to create my own embellishments and collages. For the fence, I combined the wood pattern stamps from two different stamp sets in MME's Miss Caroline collection. The flowers/shrubs are from Stampin' Up, the butterfly is Hero Arts and the letters are from a small alphabet set. So all in all, I used 5 different stamp sets!! Finally, I used the baker's twine and pearls to add a little bit extra.
Recollections Cardstock Paper - South Beach
MME Miss Caroline BABY Clear Stamp Set
MME Miss Caroline FAVORITE Clear Stamp Set
Hero Arts Clear Stamps ANTIQUE ENGRAVINGS BUTTERFLIES
Stampin' Up SIMPLY SOFT Hostess Set (Retired?)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
The Twinery Charcoal Baker's Twine
Kaiser Craft Pearls PEARL
EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick Scissors
We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER