Thursday, June 14, 2012

Friend to Friend

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 [ ] 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 

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