July 28, 2014

My Whole Heart

Good Monday to all!

I hope everyone is off to a great start to their work week.  I feel like the weekend flew by, and I didn't really do anything but make cards.  Love that!  I wanted to make a card that was bold, and bright to send to R, but wasn't sure what to do.  Then, I remembered something he wore to the gym not too long ago, and had an "a ha!" moment.  He LOVES the bright neon yellow that is so popular lately, and I just happened to have received all of the Hero Arts Neon inks recently.  This is how things turned out.

This bright neon ink is fabulous!  In my picture it looks a bit more orange, but in real life it's definitely neon.  The contrast of the bright dots with the dark chevron stripes made me super excited, and I love the small pop of color added with the pink heart.  This card is bold, like R's personality, and it's bright and cheerful like his smile.  I wasn't in love with this card at first, but it's growing on me.  It looked like very simple card at first, but the more I look at this picture, there seems to be a bit more going on.  I could totally see a room in our house with these colors. lol  I was excited to combine the following challenges on my card.

Simon's Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #134 - Tic Tac Toe (Dots, Gray, Twine this time)
The Paper Players Challenge #206: Sketch
Pile It On Challenge #30: Embossing (the background panel with the dots is embossed with the Diamond Plate embossing folder)

Wishing all of you a great week! 

What's In It?
Paper: SU Basic Black cardstock, SU Whisper White cardstock, SU Basic Gray cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Card Kit chevron patterned paper (from last year, I think it may be something from Amy Tangerine)
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Crushin', Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics 2, Simon Says Stamp All About Love
Ink: Hero Arts Neon Yellow dye ink, Hero Arts Neon Pink dye ink
Accessories: Diamond Plate embossing folder, Reverse Confetti Tag Me Confetti Cuts, SU Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Anabelle Stamps Natural Twine


cheiron said...

Fabulous card. Love those neon dots against the black. Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Emboss It Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

Bananastamper said...

So fun! Love the neon layered on top of the embossing - or is it the other way around, lol?!?
Awesome sentiment!

Leslie Germain said...

Adorable card! Love the colors and the sweet sentiment.

LeAnne said...

Aw, what a sweet card! Wonderful sentiment too! Thank you so much for sharing this with the Paper Players this week!

Jodi McKinney said...

Fun card! Simple yet great impact!

Yapha said...

What a fun card! That neon ink is crazy bright! Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!