Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Neon Goodness!

Are you tired of neon goodness? Well, I hope not! Because here is another one  with very bright neon and...it's one layer! Hope you are sold....if so, read on. I was inspired by this Pinterest board
from One Layer Wednesday #99.
I first had this idea of swiping the neon ink pads to create a background. I had a few failed attempts. You can see my process here.
 With a template, it works so much easier. Washi tape works beautifully here for positioning the paper. I did some practice with the stamping butterflies.
Here is the final result.
 you inspire me
So, are you now madly in love with Neon as much I do? I am also entering this card for Lawnscaping 's One Layer Challenge.
Now I only wish I have more neon inks!

36 comments:

Brenda said...

Virginia, I think neon is so hard to work with, but you make it so very appealing. Love your projects!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow how cool! love the leaves going outside of the "blocked in" area! Really makes it more delicate!

Wida said...

I absolutely love those colors and that background.

From,
Sophia

Laura B. said...

Awesome swiping technique!

Robin K. said...

Your neon bg is very cool Virginia! I haven't jumped on the neon bandwagon yet but I love seeing what you and others have done with them!

Alice Wertz said...

what a fun way to create the background! very pretty card, V! and no fears, keep the neon cards coming!! =)

Donna Bowman said...

So pretty Virginia! Love the neon!!

Vic Lau said...

A brilliant idea! :)

Piali said...

Pretty card!!! Great technique!

Deb said...

Gorgeous one layer card! I love that!

Sheila H said...

Brilliant colors - brilliant idea! You make me want neon colors :)

Anita Rex said...

WEll in the fall there will be new neon inks! What a fun card Virginia! Super cool to think of swipping it!

Barb said...

You'll have to pick up the new neon inks - maybe they'll have them at Scrapfest! LOVE this pretty card, Virginia! You'll be seeing some neon from me too in a couple of days. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card Virginia!
I have ordered these inks ;-))

Arlene said...

Fantastic idea! Love the mixture of colors.

Dawn said...

wonderful card Virginia. I'm not a great fan of neon, but your cards in neon are fabulous.

Tamara said...

wow, beautiful card!! Love the color-combo
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
xx Tamara

Karen said...

very pretty in the neon colours...

Kathy Martin said...

Wowza! Great card and color!

BabyBokChoy said...

You showcased the neon colors so well!!! beautiful card!

cnelson said...

Oh my GOODNESS...how FABULOUS is this?!!! LOVE!!!

Melissa Shea said...

So fun! I love the look of the swipe, great depth of color and adds some texture too! I'm sure you're all pumped up for HA new neon blue and purple?? Can't wait to see you what you make :)

Linda R said...

Once again my friend you are so creative. LOVE seeing what you come up with.. Looks amazing..

Hugs~

Annette said...

did someone say Neon....I LOVE THIS CARD...it is fabulous.

Deanna said...

Simply Awesome!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love the way you made these neon colors really dazzle against the white cardstock base!

Susan said...

I've never thought I'd use neon inks...but your card is so pretty, I might just need to go shopping!

Suzanne D. said...

I've been looking high and low for those inks and nobody here has them yet...and what you have done with them is AMAZING, Virginia! An amazing card - sure to brighten anyone's day.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous effect, Virginia! I like how you've faded the two neon colours towards the centre.

Lalo said...

Oh my gosh! You are rockin' the neon!!!

jenn shurkus said...

loving the technique you used... loving the neon!!!! thank you for playing a long with lawnscaping :)

Aixa M. said...

Awesome card, Virginia! Great idea to swipe the ink pads!

MarcyK924 said...

I always love reading your thought process on your cardmaking! How much do we love NEON!! BEAUTIFUL card, V!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Gorgeous card Virginia!!! I love how you showed the process. I need to get out of my comfort zone of colors and try some NEON!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Christiana said...

This is so awesome, Virginia! Wow! The colors are so bright and fun, and really pop against the white. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping! Always look forward to your projects!

Susan Raihala said...

Eeep! I don't think I've ever swiped inkpads like that...the mask is BRILLIANT. And so are these colors and the overall design. Thanks, Virginia!