Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Neon


Neon is making a come-back, no?
I see the clothes my husband's nieces wear and it only confirms it.
The bright pink, blue, green, yellow and yes, even orange.
Yes, I do dare say I think neon is around for a bit.


I'm excited today because today is a Carbon Copied Day (same stamp set, same challenge, same day)! I love the days I get to do a Carbon Copied!
Today, the so very talented Jocelyn from Red Balloon Cards and I are featuring
You're Dandy from Practicing Creativity Designs
and playing along with the new sketch challenge, Retro Sketches!

I pulled out a neon paper pack, heat embossed some rays on the pink, diecut from yellow and impressed the blue.

Jocelyn and her designs hold a special place in my crafty heart. One of her creations was the first card I saw by "outside" person that featured a stamp set that I designed. And wow, what a creation it was! I have been hooked on her blog ever since and I really think you will be too, if you aren't already! She's got such a modern style and mad design skills! Please stop on over to Red Balloon Cards to check out Jocelyn's version!

32 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Wow, you can't miss this stunner Karen! Love the embossed rays :)

Laurel said...

Wow, love it!

Ardyth said...

This is a good one - I LOVE the bright colours and the sun's rays!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

That is indeed very bright, love the heated embossed rays.... and yeah for pulling out fun sets that are being neglected in your stash.

Heather Innusa said...

Super duper fun!!!!!

Annette said...

fun retro card...love these awesome bright colors...

Jingle said...

Gorgeous!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Awww...thanks, Karen! I absolutely adore your neon colors! It's so funny that we both used the heat embossed rays and bright colors. Thanks so much for including me in the CC--it was so much fun wondering what you would do, too!

Rochelle said...

WOAH! Love it! And yes, Neon is BACK in full effect! :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

what a fun and bright birthday card!

Marlena M. said...

BAM! Awesome neon card, Karen. Yup, neon is coming back. If you ever want to experience some intense color, step into a Justice store. My girls love it...my eyeballs POPPED when I first experienced it. LOL

Jen W. said...

How brilliant to use neon colours for the RETRO Sketches challenge! The colours rock and I love the rays!
And I agree that Jocelyn's fabulous!

Virginia L. said...

Wow! How I love the bright colors and textures! They are so gorgeous together! Way to go on doing the Carbon Copied! Always a treat to see!

Julie E said...

You are spot on trend! It is like the 80s all over again ;>)

Lisa said...

Perfect for this glorious spring day we're having Karen! Love the pink panel ;)

Jenny said...

Wow that's an amazing card Karen...I just had to go look at the stamp set to see what and how you'd used it!!
Love the rays drawing the eye to the sentiment :0)
Jenny x

Jackie Rockwell said...

I agree Jocelyn has a modern & fun style and she's one of the sweetest fellow bloggers I know!

Neon is so happy and makes me feel optimistic! Great card Karen. I'm really happy you're playing along with us at Retrosketches this week!

Lisa Petrella said...

Neon is so summery and fun! Such a happy card, Karen!! And thanks for the heads up about this new sketch challenge!! Looks like a good one!

kasia c. said...

OH my goodness Karen, this is so totally cool! :)
The colours are incredible, I love those embossed rays of sun!!

lostinpaper said...

Neon is definitely back! I'm still not sure if I liked it the first time in clothing.. but I certainly think it's super fun in a card! Can't wait to see what Jocelyn makes!

Lisa Arana said...

Oh yes, neon is totally back and your card is rockin'!

Trinh said...

Ah, I remember the neon fashion from the 80s! But they never looked as good as your card! Love the embossed rays and how these colors look together.

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW WOW... NEON-is what im wearing now... pink pants Turquoise blouse... *too bright and conspicuous*..[but i love it!]
Love your card Karen... its real beauty....!!! Hugs...xoxo

Lynn said...

I don't think I can buy neon and put it on my 41 year old body :) but man did I used to love it. Crack up thinking about pictures of me! I love your card...the clear embossing is stunning!

~amy~ said...

sooooooo fun...you're such a hipster Karen...the kids all love the neon now...again...it's back.

Kelly said...

wow! That's a different color scheme for you! LOVE the rays behind the sentiment! Reminds me of a rainbow sweater I had in JR H. oiy...

artfuldelight said...

Fabulous card, LOVE the colors!!! :-)

alexandra s.m. said...

I Love your take on the sketch and you're right neons are back!! Who would of thought, right?!

Thank You Karen

Cheryl said...

I have to say that I will not accept neon back. It was bad enough the first time. The real question, is how do you make neon look GOOD? Your card is fabulous. Although I am not a fan of neon, I really like how you used the colors.

jen said...

You go, Neon Girl! Totally hip! And I do love those rays....

Alice Wertz said...

super colors! neon, that's something i don't use, but you used them so beautifully! great card, Karen!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Karen, once I put on my sun glasses - just kidding - your card is FABULOUS!!! Sorry it's taken me this long to come back and comment - I only had time to peek at everyone's cards before! Thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches and I hope you will join us again!