Monday, January 7, 2019

CUTplorations january

Hello 2019. Hello new challenge over at STAMPlorations CUTplorations and here's the 
inspiration for January. Got your sunglasses handy?

image source: Glamour
So apparently neon is back for winter 2018/2019. Can't say as I've seen it in any stores around here, but I've always had a soft spot in my heart for crafting with neon colors. Pair 'em up with black and my heart goes pitter patter.

Can't wait to see how this image inspires all of you. I went with the colors, ink smooshed in four strips like the photo, and dressed it up with some black and white die cuts... 

STAMPlorations Grace in Each Step stamp (retired)
distress inks 

I started by dabbing the inks on an acrylic block (Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers), spritzing them and pressing them onto my cardbase. Once that was dry I added the die cuts, substituting the stacked blooms for the "O". Added the heat embossed secondary sentiment on a snippet. Easy peasy. With dimension.

Will you join us for some die cutting fun over at the CUTplorations challenge? Do you enjoy neon? Remember, you can be inspired by anything in the photo, not just the colors.  Make a project based on the inspiration using at least one die cut and at least one STAMPlorations product. Your project might be chosen as the winner of a $15 GC to the shop. Check out how the CUTplorations DT was inspired by this month's photo here.

And don't forget about my STAMPlorations discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for 20% off should you find yourself with some extra Christmas money ;) Thanks for coming by. See you in the gallery.

I'm headed to the gallery at:
Time Out - Loving (this is going to my BFF for her January BD)
Watercooler Wednesday - AG Feminine


Anita in France said...

Fabulous vibrant colour, Maria ... set off beautifully with the bold black and white sentiment ... love how you replaced the 'o' with that little blossom! Haven't found you at the Time Out gallery yet ... though I'm delighted you're playing along with us! Hugs, Anita :)

Shelly said...

Oooh, awesome card!

nancy littrell said...

Wow..gorgeous bright and fun neon colors with black accents, Maria. I love your take on the photo. Your die cut YOU with the die cut black flower and black stamped word are so cool and creative over your neon stripes. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Anita in France said...

Found you in the gallery, Maria ... thank you! Hugs, Anita :)

Lisa Kind said...

This card came up earlier in the week in my Feedly account and I thought it was so cool! Glad I'm getting to comment on it now because I really like it and the colors you used! Thanks for playing our Time Out challenge!

Ina G said...

WOW! What an awesome neon background and I so love how you stacked the O with that bloom in black. Nice finish with the rest of the sentiment in black/white. The you looks great popped!

Helen Gullett said...

Maria, this is fantastic CAS card. Totally love it and the colors, too.

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