During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up! jumped on this bandwagon with their Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. The 12" x 12" sheets of line drawings came in four different designs. I've seen lots of variations on the treatment of this paper being incorporated into greeting cards and packaging.
In fact, for one of my monthly workshops during Sale-A-Bration, I had cut up two of the designs into 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" pieces for my girls to work on a specific card, which can be seen in THIS POST. The girls enjoyed choosing their sometimes weird composition -- when you cut a 12" x 12" sheet of paper into random pieces, the composition is not always wonderful -- and then figuring out whether they wanted to add stamped ferns and/or dragonflies, which portions they wanted to color, and finally, the color combination they wanted to use for their card base, depending on the colors they'd chosen in the coloring process.
Anyway, there was a small stack of these pieces left after the workshop that the girls hadn't chosen. GASP! Rejects!!
Yesterday was my day at the 319 Gallery. I love my once-a-week stints as hostess of the Gallery, and I always bring along a big tote bag filled with projects (and homework) to do in between customers. As I was leaving for the Gallery,I tossed the stack of unused pieces left over from the workshop and grabbed an assortment of my Copic Markers. And blissfully went to work coloring the piece I'd chosen randomly.
I was so excited with the vibrant results that right after dinner, I dashed down to my Creation Station to incorporate it into a lushly-colored card.
And this is the result:
|COLORING CRAZE TROPICAL HELLO|
How a portion of the coloring looked when I was finished.
The lack of color intensity in these photos does not do it justice, I am sorry to have to admit.
I decided to preserve most of the coloring and not disturb it too much with extraneous embellishments, wanting to spotlight as much of it as possible. So, I opted for a simple "hello".
I die cut the word twice, once in a bright red and again in black. Then I created a slight shadowing effect with the black behind the red by offsetting the two words just a bit.
You know, I really MISS using brads. Besides adding color, they provide a bit of dimension that is just fun to look at. SO, I dug out an old container of Stampin' Up! brads and chose three of the red ones to line up underneath the word for a final definition.
You can see the finished card lying atop a couple of other random pieces of the Inside the Lines paper -- just waiting for me to grab my Copics and bring them to life. Maybe next Tuesday?
Now, if you have any coloring pages around, or snippets of Inside the Lines DSP, grab your markers and go to work. The little creations make lovely additions to greeting cards.