Jaydee has created a super-simple sketch for The Paper Players this week. Contrary to what you might think, a super-simple sketch can be just as difficult as a complicated one. This sketch brilliantly forces us to design a card around three horizontal bars that extend off one side of the card. That’s it! I love the challenge – it gives lots of room for creativity, and any image is fair play for this layout. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Horizontal Black and White. Have you seen these horizontal stripes in any of the Designer Series papers? Here’s a hint – they look a lot like the diagonal stripes in Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. 🙂 In the design in my mind, I used bold, horizontal stripes, so I cut into the diagonal paper, cropping along the lines to “flatten” these stripes. Woo hoo! My hands achieved what my mind perceived.
- Reinventing the Sketch. So, the sketch appears to have three banners or three bands on the right side. I’ve made several cards with banners that originate from the left or right side, so I wanted to do something different. I decided to crop strips of paper that are the exact same width of the stripes in the paper and then simply lay them down over top of the stripes, creating different colors in the same pattern.
- Balancing Color. What coordinates well with black and white? Almost anything. I instinctively reached for Coastal Cabana, a bright and cheery offset to the muted black and white. Real Red is a perfect accent to Coastal Cabana, so I carefully added two pops of red. While a thin, red border frames the center of this card, your eye is instantly drawn to the bright red banner that houses my sentiment.
Stamp sets: Perfect Blend, Banner Greetings Papers: Basic Black, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Real Red Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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