3, 2, 1
use 3 of something + 2 of something + 1 of something
for example: three different pattered papers, two colors of cardstock, one stamped image
(you can have other elements on your project, as well, in addition to the 3, 2, 1.)
for my 3, 2, 1 i chose:
3 rows of hearts, 2 sets of alphabet stickers, and 1 super-mega-deluxe washi-tape grid background!
(patterned papers (all SCRAPS, wahey!!!) glitz design, my mind's eye, echo park, graphic 45, anna griffith; alphas: making memories + absolutely ANCIENT plastic letters from oriental trading co; tapes: love my tapes, heidi swap, prima, recollections, tim holtz, 7 gypsies, bazzill and... ok there might be a few more... i went a little KER-AYYY-ZEE, ok?! :) ink: colorbox; adhesives: 3m foam tape, sewing machine, and well... lots and lots of tape!!! :)
this is an idea i came up with while participating in the index card a day journaling project on the daisy yellow art blog over the summer, that i've adapted for use on a greeting card, and i think, if anything, i love this version EVEN MORE than the original! it's the easiest thing in the world to do, as well, just cut a piece of cardstock to a hair less than you'd like your finished piece to be (mine's 6" square) then layered it with various washi tapes, laying some vertically and some horizontally, until the entire square was covered. if you use cardstock with a lined or grid pattern, it's even easier to get your strips to line up perfectly, but really it does NOT need to be precise at all!!! it's also super-fun because you get cool effects within the layers themselves, depending on the width, design, and translucency of each particular tape!
i've had this idea in my head ever since i made that index card back in june, but i've given it a comeback now in honor of the september challenge on the truly inspiring love my tapes blog, where they'd like to see a layout or card with the elements lined up in a grid design... (hence the rows of hearts!) ...which also uses decorative tape in a cool way (hence the grid!). many of the tapes i've used actually came from the LMT booth at scrapbook expo, but they have a pretty awesome online shop, as well!
i'm also throwing this in over at a superb new-to-me challenge site called the pink elephant, where they are looking wedding or anniversary themed cards this week!
and now i hope you'll join me in "oohing" and "ahhing" over m'colleagues' gorgeous work at SOS and then thinking up your own fabulous 3, 2, 1 card! ♥