Friday, 19 June 2015

JAI 267 Just add typography - & sunburst template

Friday means new challenge time at Just Add Ink & this week's challenge is to just add typography, which I'm excited to say was suggested by me.
One simple definition of typography is "the practical and artistic arrangement of type and printing with type". So, I thought it would be fun challenge to make a project that uses words, text or type in a practical & creative way. So....this is what I made...
 (click on the pic for a bigger version)
My starting point was to use one of the quotes or sayings from the Feel Goods stamp set. I love both the sayings, font choice & layout, so it was perfect for the challenge. Reading the sunshine quote gave me an idea to cut a sunburst background using the text paper in our new 12x12 paper stacks & my card came together from there.

I heat embossed the sentiment with versamark & white embossing powder on so saffron card, cut it out with an oval framelit & added a little so saffron sponging to help make the sentiment pop. Then I mounted it onto some vellum card & pierced a border. You can see the glossy image better in this pic.

Once I'd pieced the background & added the sentiment panel (popped on dimensionals), I wanted to add a final little touch so I added some tiny gold embossed butterflies from Papillion Potpourri

Sunburst background template
The sunburst background with text paper enhances the typography theme. I could have made the background using the sunburst template & instructions I shared in this post. However, as I wanted the text on the paper to remain horizontal, I drew up a paper template using the same process. I used this template to cut out the so saffron card & DSP together so the pieces would be exactly the same size. Keep them all aligned so you know how they go back together. I sponged each piece lightly with so saffron ink to add a little more depth.
From this point, the actual sunburst piecing is the same as described before so see these instructions.
Alternate glueing a piece of card, then a piece of dsp onto a thin backing sheet of scrap paper until you have completed your sunburst. You'll be able to make two full sunbursts.

I mounted the sunburst background onto some soft suede (which played beautifully with the so saffron - who knew) & a so saffron base.

Good news -
I've drawn up a template for you to save you time & effort. Just save the image below & print it. The actual template should print at 10.5 x 14.8cm (a quarter A4 sheet, ie normal card front)... hopefully if your computer is behaving.
Tip: If you want to make your pieces bigger, just extend each of the cutting lines, or enlarge it when printing.
A request: please link back to this post rather than posting the template image pic on your own site, so others can see the original inspiration. You're also welcome & encouraged to pin it so you can find it later too. Thanks

Alternative gold version
I also tried using a gold sentiment on the card, but I liked how the original white embossed version worked so nicely with the white text, more. I thought I'd share it here anyway & you can make up your own mind.
So, that's my take on Just Add Typography. Now check out what the whole design team made too & I'd love you to try the challenge too.

Thanks for visiting today & I hope you're inspired to have a play with some words or type of your own. Leave me a comment if you liked my card or if you'd like more info on anything. Remember to pin it for later too.

Until next time, sending you some inky wishes,

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Jo Herbert said...

Wow, what a stunning card, I love your take on this JAI challenge! Love the layout and colours too. Hugs Jo

Richelle said...

Gorgeous cards! I've just printed the template as I've been wanting to try this technique for a while! (it's on a very long list of things to try) Thank you for sharing!

Christine Blain said...

Oh-so-beautiful, Di! I, too, prefer the white embossed sentiment - but I do love the butterflies gold-embossed on So Saffron card. Love your creativity, my friend; very inspiring. xx

KimB said...

Di you are spot on with these fabulous cards! I love the thought you put into matching sentiment to sunburst and then ensuring you had all your text aligned.The gorgeously rich little butterflies are the perfect accent! xxx

Jan said...

These are both absolutely stunning Di! I love how you've matted the greetings on the vellum andI just adore your alternating card and DSP sunbursts! So reflective of the gorgeous sentiment too! x0

Sunny Strawbaler said...

It's a stunning card Di! I love the colours and the layout - you can't beat a bit of sunshine in this world! Sherylee.

Patrice said...

Your card is stunning, Di. Such an eye catcher. Love your attention to detail. Thanks for suggesting a challenge I really had to think about this week :) x

Rochelle Blok said...

I love, love, love this Di! The DSP starburst is fantastic and it goes perfectly with the sentiment! Thanks for sharing the cutting template too! I've been meaning for a while now to give this a go. Thanks for sharing! Rochelle xo