Having found some neon yellow, I made a sort of radioactive cupcake thing.
I think neons should always be on black. But of course applying the neon washi tape directly to black would just make it dull, and since I don't have any neon embossing powder I wasn't too confident about stamping showing up well on black either.
So I did them on white.
I stamped a cupcake onto a piece of white cardstock and then ripped lots of small pieces of washi tape to outline it in a sort of explosion of neon stripes. I liked the ragged look, so instead of cutting the washi from the edges of the white cardstock, I picked up the whole sticky mess and smacked it on the base bookmark. I still liked the ragged look, so I left it there.
I was a little stumped on what to do for the small decorative element in the sketch. I could leave it out as it doesn't seem terribly integral to the sketch, but at that point the sketch is basically "that thing I do all the time with a stripe and a focal element", and where's the challenge in that? Then I saw a little roughly-square piece of black cardstock. Aha! I cut it down a size repeatedly, creating chevrons, and pointed them at the cupcake. Bringing the black back on top of the neons really took the bookmark to a more forceful visual level, so I'm very glad for the inspiration from the sketch!
I'm entering this bookmark in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp: We're so TRENDY... (neons and a little bit of chevron action)
- The Stamp Man: Summer Sizzlers
- Flourishes: Any Which Way (the sketch version in the lower right of the challenge graphic)
- There She Goes: Let Them Eat Cake (alas, I own no TSG stamps, but here, have a cupcake!)
- Divas by Design: For A Child (neons are great for kids, especially the older ones)
Supplies: (white 110lb. cardstock from Staples; washi/crafting tape from Recollections -- I'll update the widget if I can find a good link for either)