Thursday, November 15, 2012


Ever since morning talk show host Regis Philbin began wearing ties that precisely matched his shirts, I’ve been wild over the idea of such subtle coloration and dimension.  I often use the same cardstock for the background layer as I do for the card itself and I love the look just as much now as I ever did . . .

I don’t know if the camera will pick it up but I’ve outlined the background layer with a single line of glittery ink which makes a nice, subtle border.  This idea works whether you dry emboss the background layer or not – experiment to see what you prefer.  Any color can work with this same-color idea.  Oddly enough, black on black can be a wonderful combination:  try heat embossing with Black ink and powder, or as in this case, dry emboss an allover pattern on the layer for added definition . . . elegant to the max!
Cardstock:         Generic Olive Green, Navy, scraps
Stamps:              Printworks “Celebrate”
Inks:                    VersaFine Majestic Blue, various Distress inks sponged on scraps
Emb Powder:    Vippies Transcendence
Dies/Punches:   Memory Box Lorelai Leaf, Lorelai Leaf Outline, two frames from the
                             QuicKutz Pocket Set, Memory Makers 1/8” corner rounder punch
Brass Stencil:     Dreamweaver Leafy Background L1825
Doo Dads:          Pearl Pen Navy, Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen

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