Monday, August 25, 2014
Stamp-A-Faire travel continues to 1960
Erin Lincoln, one of my all time favorite designers, is our guide into the 1960's as the time travel continues (at least for me) Stamp-A-Faire 2014. See both of Erin's creative video tutorials HERE.
In her second video tutorial Erin writes:
1960's advertising was all about grabbing your attention with a "big idea". The slogans seemed to talk directly to you, selling both confidence and the product itself. "One doesn't come without the other," they seemed say.
Naturally, you wanted whatever they were selling in order to feel that confidence boost. Those Mad Men certainly knew how to do their jobs and land those accounts.
Your challenge is to grab the same sort of attention on your paper crafting project. Combine a sense of order within something asymmetrical. Use bold, clashing colors and overlapping shapes with confidence. The type was thick, whimsical, and black and often placed on the lower half of the ad. Inlaid die cuts help to add a slick and sleek appearance.
That was the inspiration for my card this morning. This is a card for one of my sisters who is facing a terrible health struggle. I want to SELL her on taking it easy and letting God take control of her - from head to toe!
I started with a white card base by PTI. I cut a rectangle Spellbinders die from a piece of solid Island Indigo cs as well as the same rectangle from a Real Red cs both by SU. I used the negative and positive of both of these die cuts. After taping my blue and red cs together I proceeded to cut the easy chair and TV/antenna replacing them with a contrasting colored die that I stamped in the coordinating color ink. Next I added some background stamps, sentiment and finally some silver Stickles to bring a little punch to my message. : )
This was probably the most challenging challenge for me so far. If you are following my journey through time you may find that hard to believe LOL but I didn't feel like I succeeded very well due to the lack of good 1960's supplies for this one. I like my card and I know my sister will too but when I have more time I plan to try my hand at this challenge again to see if I can do better : )
Lexi Daly is up next with 1980 : ) our travels are getting close to being done. I'm really looking forward to what Lexi has to share!
Solid cs by PTI and SU
TV Chair stamp set and dies by PTI called Polka Dot Parade #3
Background stamps from CTMH called Serendipity
Rectangle Spellbinders Die