Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I have a thing about circles. I like them in all sizes, and enjoy experimenting with how they might best look when grouped together. I'm not sure why, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I perceive the combination to be hip, and I'm forever striving to be more hip (but not more hippy).

So, when I saw this paper on a project done by Kristina Werner and posted on May 4, I knew instantly that I wanted to recreate this look. The paper pictured is from Fancy Pants, and the pattern is called About a Boy. I was also inspired by Laura Hendrickson's card for Mother's Day. Since I have the Outline Alphabet, this factored into the creative mix.

The colors I chose from what I saw in the FP paper included Chocolate Chip (base), Kraft (strip), Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Certainly Celery, and So Saffron.

I started by pulling out all the circle punches I have. (I also got out my Coluzzle cutting system, but ended up not using it.) I punched 3 of every size in every color and then started putting different combinations together.

Here's how it turned out!!! I'm thrilled! It was way fun to challenge myself to be as random as possible, and I think this is quite manly, yet not at all serious.

Take note of the patterns in advertisements, magazines, nature, and clothing (to name a mere few) that inspire you. Then use those colors or shapes as a jumping off point for your design. I'd love to see what you come up with! Just include a link in the comments!


Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW!! I love this! I am a circle lover and this just WOW's me! Love the random and fun placement of the circles and the entirely fun feel of your card! When you get inspired you Rock!

sandra said...

very "round" card!! I like it a lot

Nicole said...

Jenn, this is fabulous! love it!

Nancy Riley said...

Jenn,you SHOULD be thrilled with the way this turned out! I love the retro feel of this card ... awesome job!!!!