27 February 2008

Inspired by a tag (again)

I'm a firm believer that inspiration can be found anywhere:

in fine art...

in literature...

in nature...

or on an underwear tag.


In fact, this is the second card I've made based on a clothing tag I've found in a wastebasket around here. It's a good thing I'm the one emptying the wastebaskets, otherwise this inspiration would go the way of empty pizza boxes.

When I first looked at this tag, the colors caught my eye. I remembered an article in the February issue of Creating Keepsakes about orange and gray being a "fresh" color combination to watch for this winter and spring. In addition to the color, I thought the simple design would be easy to replicate.

To make the card, I created three text boxes in Word, filled them with color, and changed the text color to white. I inserted two dingbats (60's Chic) and expanded the small-caps text (Gill Sans MT) to 1.5.

I printed the text boxes on smooth white cardstock (I actually printed a second set on glossy photo paper just for kicks), cut them out, and adhered them to a white base.

Thanks to the designer of this underwear tag, I now have a simple, modern card design that could work for just about any occasion.

10 comments:

:: gingerkitty :: said...

brilliant! love this Thanks for sharing.

Heather Bares said...

love this!

CircesMagic said...

That is sooooo cool, TFS!!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

What a cute card - what great inspiration???

Lynn said...

I think colors are a great inspiration. I just love these.

Noelia said...

WOW! Your card caught my eye immediately. LOVE the design and the colour combo. Nice job!

jp said...

Thank you, guys!! :-)

Cheri said...

Way cool! Seeing as I have 2 little boys here who look way cute in orange, I will be all over this new fashion:) Love your card!

Linda said...

That is a cool card!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

How neat!! Whod'a thunk?!?!?!?