I'm excited to share with you these optical illusion handmade card idea using Astrobrights cardstock. I came up with these neon and black cards on the fly and thought they were so fun, I just had to share this easy handmade card tutorial so you can make your own.
My newsletter subscribers get a new handmade card sketch each month and this month I'm actually sharing the sketch here (which I don't usually do) so that you can replicate these neon cards if you'd like. The card sketch features a 12 grid dot pattern cut file.
Download sketch files here.
Layered Dot Eclipse Card
Card number one is an eclipse card. Cut the same card background 5 times in 5 different neon colors of cardstock, and then once in black.
Sort the circles by color, then grab 5 of the same color and glue them together stacked up. You'll be left with the negatives of the cut out circles, set those aside for now.
Glue a black circle on each of the stacks of 5. This creates faux chipboard circles with some dimension. Finish this process until you run out of circles. You'll need 12 stacked circles.
Next, adhere the black card sized negative piece to another piece of black cardstock. Place a dimensional foam square in the middle of each black hole and then begin placing your colored circle stacks in the black holes, changing up the colors in a pattern as you go.
Once you get to this point you can add any sentiment you'd like to the front of the card. I added a simple sentiment with holographic paper to contrast with the black and neon.
Kaleidoscope Black and Neon Card