hello! how is your stamp-a-faire day going so far? you've now made it to halfway point and the masterpiece inspirations challenge...
Join the team as they share projects inspired by one of their favorite master artists,
then take that inspiration and create your own projects too! Dig out some of
your favorite supplies and adapt them to the inspiration that speaks to you most!
i seriously couldn't wait for this challenge to create a mondrian inspired card with cover plate: comic strip. clean and simple, bold and bright, lots of white. these phrases that describe the artist’s work so perfectly are also what i aim for with practically every card i stamp. and hello, i designed cover plate: comic strip - how did I not create some of these cards sooner? but everything has it's time, and i guess that time is now!
so this card is pretty quick and easy given the framework of the cover plate and perfectly colored cardstock. but i also really wanted to include a couple of key attributes of mondrian's work, specifically, black lines that extend to the edge without a frame, implying that they continue on, and subtle texture like his intentional paint strokes. to accomplish texture, i decided to focus on the white space and use fresh snow linen cardstock - easy peasy! and to mimic the lines, i decided to snip the outer frame off of the die cut. this created a minor issue with putting the pieces together again, but i came up with the perfect solution - a white adhesive sheet, sticky side up! i started by sticking one piece of the frame down onto the adhesive paper, and added the other pieces to it puzzle style until it was finished. then i simply trimmed the excess adhesive paper away. the result is a complete layer to easily adhere to your card front, without extra bulk - and without having to put adhesive on the thin frame pieces!
i debated on a few sentiment options, including leaving it blank and adding one inside only. but then i remembered this acetate hello that's been hanging around on my desk for a while and it just kind of fell into place! i love that i have a quick sentiment on the outside. the clear die cut adds interest to the layout, while still maintaining the integrity of the original inspiration, which was what i was going for. plus cool hello cards are my fave!
of course, if you make one of these cards, you will have the pieces to make a few because you have to die cut at least one cover plate of each color - red, blue, yellow and white - plus black for as many frames as you want. so here i quickly puzzle pieced two more variations with leftovers - even easier this time, leaving the complete frame intact and adding a small hello die cut from super succulents. a couple more cool hello cards for my stash! it's the perfect design for a gift set too, don't you think?! i feel a little guilty that i picked such a quick and easy inspiration piece, but it had to be done! i can't wait to see the rest of the team's masterpieces and how we all inspire you...