On Trend 2 – The Sequel
One of the big highlights of the recent CHA show included a sequel to last year’s very popular On Trend collection from My Mind’s Eye. On Trend 2 brings even more gold foil and dramatic, vibrant colours for 2016 – not to mention some very on trend accents!
It looks like On Trend 2 has been a big hit with everyone as the 6×6 pad and die-cut accents that I’ve used for my card projects are now out of stock, but I have been assured that more are on the way!
The full collection can be found here.
This blog post features the following:
As soon as I saw the sneak peeks of this line from CHA I was immediately attracted to the bold colours, the floral accents, and the overall elegant design – perfect for injecting a bit of colour as we head into spring!
I especially loved the mix of geometric prints in this collection, so much so I finally found the right paper to decorate my Heidi Swapp Arrow marquee light!
So, it’s on with the show and the card projects I made with this collection!
The pack of die-cut accents contains plenty of tags, banners, tabs, and decorative accents, but there are also a handful of “journaling” spots in different sizes, including this gold-foiled “happy day” card. They really lend themselves not only to photo albums, but also to wall art and cards.
I thought this “Happy Day” one would make the perfect focal point against the lovely floral and striped papers from the 6×6 pad.
I added some finishing touches from the sticker sheet plus a coordinating enamel dot for good measure.
The enamel dots in this collection have a nice spread of colours plus there are also heart shapes in the pack too.
On Trend 2 really focuses on bold graphics and word art, the “You Got This” is another card from the die-cut pack. It doesn’t need much else than a background that will showcase it.
Enter the absolutely gorgeous and aptly named Elegant gold-foiled paper from the 6×6 pad. I just love the navy and gold combo – so stylish!
Another trend that seems to be very big this year is the humble pineapple. Much as I love pineapple – especially in a pina colada – I did wonder how I could incorporate it on a card!
I thankfully found a very handy sentiment in a stamp set to combine with the “thank you” tag from the die-cuts pack.
The gold-foiled pineapple paper used in the background is only included in the 6×6 pad as is the triangle paper, and the scaled down green stripes of the Botanical paper in the 6×6 pad add a great pop of colour against all that gold foil.
But yes, gold foil is the star of this collection – it’s used to the max on the papers and die-cut accents like this lovely gold doily die-cut which makes a great backdrop for a really in your face greeting!
The little “hooray” is cut from the 6×6 paper equivalent of the Little Things paper. I also used the banner tags from the die-cuts pack for the ribbons on the rosette. It definitely makes for an eye-catching card on the mantelpiece!
I used the 12×12 sheet of the Little Things paper for this very simple card. I layered 2 of the cut-out elements from the sheet and added the sticker heart.
I love the contrast of the pale and raspberry pinks against the mint tones.
There are also hearts galore in this collection, including this fantastic die-cut from the Elegant pattern.
It’s such a huuuge heart and I didn’t want to cover up that lovely design, so I used an inlay technique with a word die for this card.
I cut a”Thanks” die into the heart and also cut the same die from a piece of pink cardstock.
I then glued the pink die-cut back into the heart in place of the patterned “Thanks” die-cut and interlayed all the little cut-out pieces from the heart back in their original spot.
On Trend 2 also features lots of floral accents.
The floral die-cuts are really big and bold and great for creating a focal point on a card.
Finally, I used another of the Little Things cut-outs to create this notelet. I added a strip of the diagonal striped paper from the 6×6 pad for extra pop.
To give the flowers and leaves on the card more definition, I applied Glossy Accents along the doodle lines – such a simple touch, but it really brings them to life!