I’m so happy – I was asked to be a guest designer for CAS-ology! And this week’s cue was so fun to work with!
I actually made a couple cards for the challenge. But first up is the one I chose to have on the challenge blog:
There are so many directions you can go with the cue “word”, but my first thought was the phrase “word up” (there’s an old 80s song). Of course that phrase also makes me think of Word Girl (I have two girls that love PBS Kids), but I wasn’t sure what kind of card I could create that would incorporate our favorite Lexicon superhero.
Using the original phrase, I wanted an urban feel to the card. I created a conversation and added a bit of brick texture to anchor the die cuts.
The brick background is a full-size image. To get just a partial inking, I broke out my sponges – that way it has a nice fade to the edges.
Another thought that came to mind for the cue “word” was the phrase “what’s the word, bird”. I actually have a sentiment stamp that says that, so I had to use it! I paired it with a cute little bird and added color with pattern paper.
Since the pattern paper was so bold and colorful, I left my stamping black and white – enabling it to pull the focus.
I hope you play along too!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ink/Card Stock: Limeade Ice, White, Black (PTI); Going Grey (SU);
Other: Say What dies (MFT);
Ink/Card Stock: White, Black (PTI);
Other: Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP, Pool Party SAB ribbon (SU);