Neon Flame Flower

By Taheerah | 1st January 2013 | 7 Comments

Hey everyone! Welcome to 2013!

I’ve just a few more days off before heading back to work, and hopefully I’ll be able to get plenty more crafting done in that time!

For now though I’m sharing a card I made before for Gel-à-Tins. I used one of their Gelly Jr’s stamps, the Hot Flames stamp, to create this:

What do you think? Pretty funky huh?!

I started with a Stamper’s Select White cardstock panel and stamped 4 flames in neon pink to form a kind of diamond. I then added 4 neon yellow flames in between the pinks, and finally filled in the remaining gaps with 8 neon orange flames to create a full ‘flower’. I’ve called it a flower but it also works as a tattoo-like design or something more tribal – love that! I’m loving my Hero Arts neon inkpads – must get the three I’ve yet to collect!

A little tip to make sure your design is in the centre – draw faint pencil lines to act as a guide and then erase when all your ink is dry – works like a charm!

In order to balance out all those pops of neon it’s important to use a white base and leave plenty of white space. It’s also good to add some black to take some of the heat out of the design, hence stamping the sentiment from Congrats All Ways in Versafine Onyx Black. I also added the exclamation mark from Studio Calico’s Epic set. As a final finishing touch I added a big rhinestone to the centre and then adhered the panel to a white card base with just a little touch of dimension.

I hope you’re all having a great 2013 so far! Thanks so much for stopping by!

7 thoughts on “Neon Flame Flower”

  1. Your style seems to be changing. Cleaner, simpler. hmmm…going to have to give this time to give a proper diagnosis. but for now, I would say you are going through some sort of blog metamorphosis. I do love the card. Just the right amount of bling. The header doesn't match what I recall of your style, but maybe a good fit to where you want to be? here's to 2013!

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