Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

Have you even had an idea in your mind and wondered what it would look like on paper. My card today was one of those ideas. I recently saw a card on a blog that used a lot of circles as an accent. I thought it would be fun to do a card similar to that. In bouncing it around in my head, I decided I wanted to do squares instead. I started playing with the squares on the card front and then thought it might be cool to have them interlock. Through careful placement and marking where they overlap I used the exacto knife and cut a slit in ine side so that I could slide the 2 pieces underneath the overlapped piece so they are interlocked. My card was plain so I started stamping different backgrounds and a word inside the squares (this involved using post-it notes and masking all the areas that were not to be stamped – sounds complicated but was rather easy). Afterwards I placed the butterfly in the upper corner and used a marker to place a trail. It was still too stark in the center so I took the Going Gray pad and inked the butterfly, off stamped it on scrap and then stamped on the cardstock (this creates a second generation stamping). It needed something else so I used the black marker and put dots around the outside edge. Still not happy, so I used the Sakura Stardust Gel Pen to put dots around the background cardstock. Still to plain for my liking so I used a black marker and created some doodling around the main image cardstock. Seemed to still lack some pizazz so I used the Sakura pen to put dots around the squares. Finally I was happy with the results. Hope you like it also!
Stamps: Cute Converse (retired), Fresh Fillers (retired), Priceless Paper: Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate, White Ink: Going Gray, Purely Pomegranate Accessories: Basic Black & Going Gray markers, square punches, Sakura Stardust Gel Pen, dimensionals.

Thanks for looking!

One Comment

  1. This is a wonderful card! I love those interlocking squares!

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