It’s your lucky day, readers! Two posts in the same day! Has lightning struck twice? No, I’m just in a card challenge frenzy! There were so many inspiring ideas this week that I just had to participate in them all.
This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday challenge for this week.
Having just created a star themed card last week, I decided to go with a different shape: Lightning Bolts! Spring isn’t just about sunny days and flowers, we also need those Spring showers to help green everything up!
To tie everything in this card together, I put a black border around everything. It all started with those cute little raindrops in the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper, then spread to the clouds from Balloon Celebrations, which I drew by hand since there wasn’t a coordinating outline stamp. I would like to point out that these lines are not quite perfect ON PURPOSE. The raindrops are a little off center with their outlines, so I tried to match that style.
Where was I? Oh, black borders. Yes. I also added thin black borders around each of the paper panels. Black is a really stark and strong color, so thin, thin border stand out just as well as a thicker border would in a different color.
In the end, all these black borders around things give this card a bit of a comic book look.
All the lightning bolts are the same stamp! I just shortened them to different lengths and drew a solid black line across the top of the shape.
Cardstock: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black (c) Stampin’ Up
Paper: Wildflower Fields (c) Stampin’ Up
Stamp Sets: And Many More, Balloon Celebration, Calling All Heroes (c) Stampin’ Up
Ink: Tuxedo Black (c) Memento
Other: Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Dimensionals