I’ll Tumble For Ya!
Anyone remember Culture Club? That’s what I had on my mind as I was designing this card–tumbling head-over-heels for someone!
It’s my last entry to CASE Study and the result of a few sketches I was playing around with on Sunday before life caught up with me and I abandoned a few of the cards in their midst for the duties of work–being self-employed with 20 families can sometimes be a 24/7 job!
I thought I’d hardly make it back to them in time to submit. I work pretty slowly, and really enjoy the process–I feel rushed nearly every day of my working life, so when creating, it is the last feeling I want to bring into that space! Having put the time in, it seemed a shame not to see at least one more of them through to a submission. So this card was a much faster creation than most! And that is why the pictures needed to be updated! Thanks, Picasa, my new editing friend until I get a real camera!
As you can see, I am working again from the lovely muse, Donna. I not only wanted to create a tumbling movement, but also somewhat of an ombre effect with the pinks and reds. I didn’t quite have time to try out different combinations of my Color Box inks to see what would work best–this is a start, but a lighter pink would work better for the graduated effect.
I am thinking possible shadow stamping over the “You” with a lighter ink might look cool–something to try as I play around with this design!
I again have used the Simon A2 Curved die for the basic white cardstock and the Bazzill red textured paper, which I love. The texture is a bit hard to grasp in the photos.
The sentiments are from PTI’s “Grand Ampersand” and I have added a bit of thick baker’s twine for some added color and texture. The spine seemed so naked beforehand! I like how the black of the twine echoes the ampersand and inside sentiment.
Well, I will leave you with a waltz down musical memory lane –wow! I was a child of the 70’s & 80’s, the first MTV generation, and I still marvel at the unabashed style, earnestness, and utter lack of irony during the era. Fabulous in its ridiculousness, that’s what this video is!