Hi everybody, welcome to our next episode of The Great Cover-Up! This weekly feature is all about adding layers without bulk and brightening up plain backgrounds. Today Melody and Kavya will be your guides!
Let’s get started!
Plain backgrounds can be quite boring sometimes! To make it more exciting, I like to use Shimmer and Glitter cardstock and sometimes create my own fun backgrounds using paper strips!
I first started off by die cutting a bunch of butterflies and layered them to create a shaker element. For the butterfly’s background, I used a bunch of 1/4” strips and placed them on an adhesive sheet. Then, I die cut it using the background butterfly die.
For the base, I used Cream Shimmer cardstock and added a border using Skinny Diagonals Framed die 🙂 I then matted this on top of some Fine Linen cardstock!
That’s it.. wasn’t that easy? Hope you liked these fun tips to make plain backgrounds more interesting!
STAMPS: Enclosed – Butterfly Mini Stamp set
DIES: Enclosed – Butterfly, Border Bling: Skinny Diagonals
PAPER: Cream Shimmer Cardstock, Vintage Cream, Vellum Cardstock, A4 White Adhesive sheets, Fine Linen cardstock
OTHER: White embossing powder, Shaker Bits, Silver glitter cardstock
One winner will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate.
To enter, participants are required to create a card with added layers and/or a bright background using PTI/Ink to Paper supplies and Melody’s or Kavya’s technique or your very own! Share your finished project via the link below. We can’t wait to see what you make!
Only one entry per person and the deadline is June 30th at 7am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.
EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER
Congratulations, Catherine L! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!