Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy Trigger


I've been admiring all the collage type cards that I've seen around lately especially the ones that still manage to feel a bit CAS (if that makes sense...).  I've been studying them and pondering them and dipping my toe into the collage pool here and there but I think today's card is my favourite one I've done so far.  I started with the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger as inspiration.  (Similar colours to this month's Moxie Fab header no?)  I took inspiration from the colour of the bed frame (leaf die cuts), the striped pillow (background stripes), the bedspread (large flower), the floral pillow (little flower) and the rug (banner).  I spent ages flipping through  6x6 pads and then cutting and rearranging shapes and die cuts.  It was an interesting process and in the end I went with what felt like it looked right.  For example, I originally used a straight banner for the sentiment but it seemed too angular and awkward.  The curves on the Lawn Fawn banner just seemed to fit better.  All in all it was an interesting process and one I think I'll be trying again!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Primrose Petals, Tempting Turquoise) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Lost & Found 3 Oliver collection, The Sweetest Thing Bluebell collection) My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  (Banner from Bannerific, Sentiment from Lunar Lights) Lawn Fawn
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Turning A New Leaf, Beautiful Blooms II #2) Papertrey Ink, (Nestabilities Blossom) Spellbinders
Gems:  (Beetle Black assortment) Doodlebug

16 comments:

Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jen! The colours are wonderful.

Love
Maarit

Lynn said...

I love the collage...and your right the turned banner is fabulous!

Joyce said...

What a great collage. You really nailed this one. Interesting, busy, but not too busy, and still CAS.

Maureen Morton said...

Wow! I think that this is the "fussiest" card I have ever seen you do, Jen. And it sure works - great use of the colors in the trigger. That banner is perfect - glad you went with it. Fussy can be fun!

Jenny said...

Helloooooo Jen.... had a bit of a break and I come back to find you trying a different style!!! Bravo.... looks brilliant, I can't get my head round that style at all but love how you covered all the elements in the trigger :0)
Thanks for the crimbo card... I'm afraid I lost the plot with card-making before Christmas!!!
Jenny x

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen you mastered the use of all these patterns and papers. Very cool.

Lindsey said...

This is a real wow card, Jen! I can see where a straight sentiment just wouldn't have completed it the same way this one does. Nice!

karen m said...

I love your gorgeous card x x

lostinpaper said...

Oh My, look at all that fabulous DP! You go GF, it's fantastic!

Karen B. said...

Ooh, this style looks good on here!

~amy~ said...

....love....

Jessi Fogan said...

CAS collage - it totally makes sense, even though it shouldn't! The patterns you went with are awesome - and the curvy banner is perfect in colour & shape :)

Cath said...

Hey Jen! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Tina said...

Congrats on being the TT random winner! I wonder what goodies will come in the mail for you :)

Debstamps said...

Fun take on the Trigger Jen! Enjoy your Moxielicious prize!

Helen F. said...

Hey Jen, This card is stunning! Love your take on this TT~did you see you were a pic on MFW? Enjoy your goodies from Cath :)