Monday, September 3, 2012

Neon Lights for Neon Nights!

Hello and Happy Labor Day Holiday!  I am loving the extra day off!  My hubby took little Sophie out to give me a little time to craft all by myself, isn't that wonderful.  Here are the results....

This first card is for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge.  This week the theme is retro, check out this pic.  My mind jumped right to neon, which is so trendy in the stamping world right now.  So I busted out this Love stamp from my Perpetual Bliss set.  I decided to emboss it against black to really give it that neon look and used my Melon Mambo emboss powder from SU!  Then I wanted that fun, flowing feel you often get with retro pictures.  I decided to lay down some Teresa Collins Washi tape, in a sort of a rainbow.  (BTW- I won a huge blog candy on Tiffany's blog a few weeks back and the Washi tape was in the package- thanks Tiffany!!!)  Add a few clouds and some butterflies and BAM! totally groovy! :)

Once I had this card done I was inspired to make another with the same layout but some different elements.  This one is for the Operation Write Home Week over at Lawn Fawn.  What an amazing cause!  They send cards to troops to send to their families since they can't usually get them when they are deployed.   I was reading a note from one of the troops this am and it brought tears to my eyes...sniff!  Anyway, so the theme over there is cards for kids and I thought this layout and neon color scheme would be perfect for a little girl birthday card.  I swapped out the lightbulb for the unicorn, replaced butterflies with stars and bling and added the sentiment.  What do you think?  I have a feeling some little girl is going to love it!

Oh, one more thing I wanted to tell you that I am totally excited about.. I won last weeks PSSparks challenge with this post here. YAY! :)


Heather said...

What a great card! Love those neons and the heat embossed lightbulb! Super Cute! Congrats on your win last week too!

Ashley H said...

Really love that first card. Those pretty colors with the black background... winning! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE the black background and your washi tapes! FAB design! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

Annie Rose said...

What a great layout! The magical beams coming from the unicorn are adorable... hee hee! :) Perfect for a little girl...or me. lol

Annie Rose