November 19, 2012

funky greetings

When I saw the Moxie Fab World alphabet stickers challenge a few weeks ago, an idea began to develop, but I was having trouble bringing all of the pieces together. A timely visit to Laurie’s blog on Saturday provided that uniting factor, retrosketches #38:

The card is going to my sister Patti, on the other coast, and I’m so grateful that she can handle a little bit of funkiness. With Brianna having graduated and living back at home, I’ve lost my most adventurous card recipient. I knew that I could send almost any experimental card to Brianna and she would appreciate it. She was just the right combination of a video artist who understood the need for experimentation and a student who was grateful for any mail from home. But, I digress…

The card base, a chevron pattern from Amy Tan’s Sketchbook collection, was layered with a partial sheet of alpha stickers. Acrylic ink was used with a damask stencil over the chevron and stickers layers and to color a white rectangle of cardstock. The die cut and stamped sentiments combined to make just the right greeting to let Patti know that I’ve been thinking of her.

So, do you have a person you can send any card without hesitation?


paper:  white c/s (Staples); Sketchbook collection (Amy Tangerine)
stamps:  Flower Fusion #1 (PTI); Be Amazing (MME)
ink:  tuxedo black dye (Memento)
dies and punches:  block alphabet (PTI)
extras:  tiny alpha stickers (making memories); quinacridone magenta ink (Liquitex); serendipity stencil (momenta)


Jessie said...

Love it Nancy Jane!! I would take an card like this any day!! Love the use of the letters! What a cool idea!

Lee-Anne said...

Love this unique and funky design! Awesome colors...just a fun, fun card! It was so sweet of you to comment on my canvas card, Nancy Jane...thank you!

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is such a COOL card!!!! The letter sticker background is so CLEVER!

Betty Wright said...

Nancy, this is a great look! Love the little sticker letters in background and how you used the negative space on the focal image. Great colors, too!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is such a fun card! I love how you incorporated the partially used sheet of alphas!

Kelly Griglione said...

Just seeing this now, love your use of negatives on your card, how fun!

Marybeth said...

Wow Nancy this is such a fun creative card. Love the bright pink too. Sorry I missed this one. I know what you mean about having someone you know loves your cards. Great use of negative space. Hope you are doing well in this busy time of year.