Archive | February 2, 2013

Hey, You’re Awesome!

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Sometimes I find the most striking cards are those which use a very simple design scheme and focus on the sentiment.  Usually, a card’s purpose is to convey a message from one person to another in a visually pleasing way.  It is a pretty simple concept, but with so many wonderful artists interested in card making today, the pressure to use advanced techniques can be daunting at times. This three panel design is easy to execute and can be interpreted in lots of ways.  For my card I used patterned paper with bright, saturated colors, some simple stamping, and one trendy embellishment that gives the card a hip feel without too much effort.  The bold, black matting adds a bit of extra dimension and helps draw the eye in toward the sentiment.

Supplies| Cardbase: DCWV.  Cardstock: Recollections (Black), The Paper Company (White). Patterned Paper and “Hey” Badge: American Crafts (Soho Garden, AC Flair! “Exclamation”).  Stamps: Hampton Art for Bella Blvd. (Sand & Surf).  Ink: Tsukineko (Memento “Tuxedo Black”).  Alcohol Markers: Copic.

Designer: Britt Bass

Britt Bass has been papercrafting since the age of ten when she was given her first scrapbook for Christmas, 1995. Her love of cardmaking is only a few years old, but she has taken to the craft with passion and enthusiasm. She loves many different styles and is particularly partial to tools of every shape, size, and function. She currently serves as a design team member for DCWV, Hampton Art, Craftwork Cards (USA), and Heartstring Designs and her work can be seen in the pages of several issues of Designed to Color. Britt is a crafty social media junky with active, craft dedicated pages on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. If you want to see more of Britt’s work, she posts card inspiration and design team projects on her blog, Pink Paper Crowns.