I decided to go ahead and post my card for the Moxie Fab World Keen on Neon challenge:
It's a neon hybrid card. I found out I couldn't make true neon with my computer and printer, but I got pretty close. It took about half a dozen test prints to figure out the colors.
I wanted to use 1980s patterns to match with the neon colors. Using three different Just Jaimee's digital brushes, I stamped the half-tone, paint splash, and splatter. It makes me want to pull out my crimper and dance to the Bangles. Hee hee
I created my own retro sentiment in Photoshop and angled the words. Even the font reminded me of the computer in the 1980s movie "War Games" (why do I remember these things??).
Here's a close-up:
I finished the card off with some Heidi Swapp neon washi tape.
Has anyone else tried using neon on the computer? I'd love to hear tips! Here is what I found:
- Neon colors look a little scary on the computer screen. The colors look different when printed. (It took me a while to figure that out!)
- The color codes for Pantone neon colors can be found HERE.
- I had to run several test prints. Using the Pantone codes, I had to lighten all three colors.
If you get a chance, link up to the Moxie Fab World challenge. :)
Cardstock base: (white) PTI
Other paper: (Premium Matte Photo Paper) Office Max
Digital brushes: (Halftone Brushes 2), (Keepin It Real Brushes 3), and (Just Speckled) from Just Jaimee
Washi: (Neon washi tape) Heidi Swapp