Sunday, December 16, 2012

To the Max

Hi Everyone! I've had a card ready to post for the past few days, but after the Newtown tragedy, I decided to hold off. Some of you regular readers may know I have a 6-year-old, and reading about what happened is  hard to grasp. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.

I decided to go ahead and post my card for the Moxie Fab World Keen on Neon challenge:



It's a neon hybrid card. I found out I couldn't make true neon with my computer and printer, but I got pretty close. It took about half a dozen test prints to figure out the colors.

I wanted to use 1980s patterns to match with the neon colors. Using three different Just Jaimee's digital brushes, I stamped the half-tone, paint splash, and splatter. It makes me want to pull out my crimper and dance to the Bangles. Hee hee

I created my own retro sentiment in Photoshop and angled the words. Even the font reminded me of the computer in the 1980s movie "War Games" (why do I remember these things??).

Here's a close-up:


I finished the card off with some Heidi Swapp neon washi tape.

Has anyone else tried using neon on the computer?  I'd love to hear tips! Here is what I found:

  • Neon colors look a little scary on the computer screen. The colors look different when printed. (It took me a while to figure that out!)
  • The color codes for Pantone neon colors can be found HERE.
  • I had to run several test prints. Using the Pantone codes, I had to lighten all three colors.
If you get a chance, link up to the Moxie Fab World challenge. :)

Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies
Cardstock base: (white) PTI
Other paper: (Premium Matte Photo Paper) Office Max
Digital brushes: (Halftone Brushes 2), (Keepin It Real Brushes 3), and (Just Speckled) from Just Jaimee
Washi: (Neon washi tape) Heidi Swapp

18 comments:

  1. this has GOT to be a winner, or else i dont know what is!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  2. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! this is AMAZING!! I love love love that misting and LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the sentiment!! You totally fer sure rocked this!! :)

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  3. This is Like, totally* fantastic Jocelyn!

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  4. This is so fun! Love the stripes and the splatter patterns. Sending hugs to you too... xoxoxo

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  5. wow this is totally awesome... or should i say totally rad. hehe.. Love all the neon colors..

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  6. Adding the 80s talk? Brilliant :)

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  7. OK. like, totally awesome. nuff said.

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  8. Hey Jocelyn! Thanks for linking this up to the Keen on Neon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  9. This is fabulous, Jocelyn! I'm really diggin' your 80s take on neon. Thanks for the great tips on doing hybrid neon. Half a dozen test prints? Yikes!! I'm thinking of you today. Hope you are doing well!

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  10. wow this card is incredible! Love the splashes of neon! your work with Photoshop is amazing!! I also like how you placed the washi tape.

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  11. This card just makes me happy! Like, totally. ;o) Perfect pops of neon - I love it!

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  12. This is, like, so rad! No, seriously, I totally love it! Haha. :P

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  13. Like this is so not grody (sp?) to the max! For sure. Love your card, Jocelyn! Here's an 80's story for you ... yesterday I took my friend shopping for her first pair of nice jeans at Buckle. The (young) saleslady who was fitting her demonstrated a neat way she saw on Pinterest to fold your boot cut jeans when wearing boots. My friend and I looked at each other instantly ... that's exactly how we used to do it when wearing leg warmers in the 80s! What's old is new : )

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  14. Looks most neon to me! Love the half-tone and the angled washi. Wow!

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  15. Brillant!! Ha Ha! Cute card and nice portfolio.
    May you be abundantly blessed in 2013!

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  16. I just found your blog. I'll be following you from now on. Thanks for the great ideas.

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