Continuing in my infatuation with all things Kraft, I am exploring this wonderful color in combination with all others on the color wheel. Today’s lucky partner is burgundy and I think it’s the greatest! But then, I’ll surely say that with the next combination I try - and all others thereafter. Hard to lose with such a wonderful stalwart as the humble but mighty Kraft, which is only too appropriate: Kraft is a capitalized noun and your spell checker will go on Red Alert if you try and get away with a lower case initial. I would say that it has certainly earned its prestige . . .
Today’s tip is to try using paper strips of the same cardstock to add subtle, non-competing texture and dimension to backgrounds. The two strips I used above tie the ribbon, the text, and the focal point together into an actual composition: without them, the three elements would look floaty and lack cohesion. Scored lines can accomplish much the same thing. Additionally, Kristina Werner [ kwernerdesign.com/blog/ ] often uses stitching lines drawn with a white or black gel pen to great effect. Her post of June 8 shows both scoring and faux stitching techniques beautifully . . .
Cardstock: Generic textured Kraft, Burgundy, Beckett Moonlight
Stamps: Prima Songbirds, Rubbernecker ‘Friend to Friend’
Inks: Archival Black, Marvy Aubergine marker
Color Pencil: Prisma Tuscan Red
Dies: Spellbinders Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle, Labels 16
Doo Dads: Burgundy 5/8” ribbon, Burgundy tassel