Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mondrian-inspired Birthday

I'm really having fun with this new Stitched Plaid cover plate! Last week, I made a pretty floral card with it. On Sunday, I made this masculine card for my husband, using it again.

Today's card is for my brother-in-law's birthday next week. I was inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian to use the coverplate with bright colours for another masculine birthday card.

I started by cutting a gray panel with the cover plate. I then coloured a white panel with copics in those signature primary colours and cut that panel, to create all the little squares to fill in my coverplate.

I glued the gray panel to another white panel and started filling in random spaces with the brightly coloured squares. A jewel picker is a handy tool for this fiddly job! It has sticky ends that help with picking up tiny bits and putting them just where you want them.

Next, I cut the grid out with a circle die. Who says you have to use the whole cover plate every time? 

To keep this layer as flat as possible, I cut the same size circle out of the white panel on my card front. I laid the plaid circle into the panel so that the plaid is straight up and down, rather than diagonal.

I then stamped my sentiment and layered it with a circle of grey and popped it up with foam tape. 

 Here's a close up:

Here's a quick video:

I used:

Follow A Jillian Vance Design here:

No comments: