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I am a ridiculously slow crafter (too many voices in my head telling me different things!) so most of my crafting time is spent on Design Team or publication work. However, when I saw my talented friend Donna Mikasa as the muse this month at CASE Study I had to make some time to join in.
Her falling letters spelling the word "thanks" struck a chord with me. I also thought of Taheerah's wonderfully original Matrix card from last year. So I thought I'd CASE them both!
The intent on this card was to convey the feeling of raining code from the Matrix movie.
Generational stamping works well to get the falling letters effect, and then, since I only wanted 4 lines of code (L, O, V, E) I made the rest of the lines from glitter paper. The sparkles from the glitter are meant to represent the code whizzing by, since as you move the card, you see movement of light from the glitter. I showed the card to my husband and he got the Matrix reference right away. Success!
The lines are the arrow shaft from MFT Feathers and Arrow Die. I'll have to keep these perfectly skinny lines in mind, as I'm thinking they could be very useful in other designs.
Thanks so much for looking!