It's time to explore the glamorous world of glitter and stripes, two formidable trends that are always in-style no matter the season. You don't have to look very far to spot the two together when rummaging the likes of Pinterest or other visually inspiring websites. Even Crate Paper has on occasion been known to take advantage of the awesome glitter/stripe duo–as a team, they work like a charm and spark interest amongst our fans.
This week, the Crate Paper Design Team focuses their efforts putting them to use on layouts and cards. First in line to share is CP Gal, Michelle Stinson...
Stripes and bling have long been staples of scrapbooking, and today I have two very different takes on them to share with you!
I'll start things off with two cards that feature glitter in an oh-so-trendy shade of gold, which pairs perfectly with the feminine florals in the Styleboard collection.
If you love the glittery look but aren't such a huge fan of the mess that loose glitter leaves behind, then POW! glitter paper from American Crafts is definitely something you'll want to look into. It cuts beautifully in both the Silhouette electronic cutter as well as with manual dies like the one I used to create the chevrons on these cards (glitter and stripes–fancy!) and leaves absolutely zero mess behind.
The chevrons on the floral card were actually the leftover pieces from the cut that I made for the first card. I hate to waste something so pretty and had to find a way to use it!
My second project features only the "stripes" portion of this week's theme and is of the decidedly geeky variety. The funky and fun Boy's Rule collection is on the opposite end of the spectrum from Styleboard as far as colors and theme go, and I thought it would be fun to use it to document one of my favorite parts of a Star Wars convention that I attended a couple of years ago.
The brightly colored striped papers in Boys Rule remind me just a bit of retro Atari stripes, and my original plan was to use the striped paper in the collection as a border around my layout. As I was going through the collection's embellishments, though, one of the first things I pulled out was the striped transparency, and it was the perfect way to bring in those fun colors without overwhelming the page. Using it also left room for me to bring in two more paper patterns from the line in the stripes at the top, and bottom.
Whether your projects are girly or geeky, you can never go wrong with tried and true elements like glitter and stripes!