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