Design Team Tips With Laurie Schmidlin

By July 21, 2017General

Today, Laurie is sharing on her blog some tips and inspiration for creating cards with dark colored backgrounds using bright colors:


"Creating cards with black or dark backgrounds is one of my favorite things to do!  I love the look paired with bright and bold colors or even soft pastels.  The contrast in colors is so striking!  Join me over on my blog where I will be sharing not only two projects that illustrate how effective dark backgrounds can be but my inspiration for creating them as well!"

Celebrate (detail 2) by Laurie Schmidlin


  • STAMPS: Peonies On Parade
  • INK: Versamark, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, True Black, Watercolor Paper
  • DIES: Peonies On Parade, Birthday Cheer
  • OTHER: Black detail embossing powder, White detail embossing powder, Watercolor Paints

Just Because (detail 2) by Laurie Schmidlin


  • STAMPS: Friendly Flowers, Cover Up: Quarterfoil
  • INK: Dark Indigo, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Versamark
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Dark Indigo
  • DIES: Fun Frames, Friendly Flowers, Friendly Flowers Extras
  • OTHER: White twine, White detail embossing powder

Make sure to visit Laurie's blog to see more!

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