Hi everybody, welcome to our next episode of The Great Cover-Up! Kelly and Lori will be your guides today!
Let’s get started!
For today’s blog post, I decided to make my own background paper using the smaller images from the adorable new sets “Loads of Healing” & “Loads of Love.” That’s when I remembered an old staple in my paper collection…the “Guide Lines 1 Grid Paper!” It’s perfect for creating your own background, especially if you don’t have an alignment tool. The soft gray lines fade a bit into the background as you add color to your design, but still give a graphic and modern look to your card, too!
I cut a window into my hand stamped paper (scary, but fun!) using the medium mason jar die from the “Spook-tacular Halloween Kit” to turn my card into a shaker. I kept the cut out mason jar for another bonus tag or card project. Next, the the big bold “Get Well Soon” greeting on the inside, and the bow and twine elements to the outside, both from the “Jar Accessories” set. A splash of flat, colorful confetti to match, and I have a cheery greeting that is sure to brighten the day of a friend that’s feeling under the weather!
DIES: Jar Accessories, Spook-tacular Halloween Kit (medium mason jar and lid)
PAPER: Guide Lines 1 Grid Sheets, True Black, Stamper’s Select White, Luxe Silver (jar lid), acetate sheet
OTHER: Pigment inks, “Polka Parade” sprinkles by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards
When I’m feeling short on creativity (or short on time and have a need to be creative!), I often work at my desk on general panels or assets that I can use on future projects as backdrops. White-on-white is a favorite way to work. White-on-white panels are crisp, clean, and always classy. The neutral panels allow future florals or sentiments in a variety of color combinations to pop and take center stage.
I keep a small basket of these white-on-white panels at the ready for times I need a card quickly that might not be in my stash. Today, I’ve been able to use my white panels for a variety of general cards – sympathy, thank you, and get well.
When I’m ready to make one or two cards, I simply pull out the panels and a favorite set and get to work. Do you ever practice something similar or are you always a start to finish at one time crafter?
Our challenge to you is to create a card with a white-on-white background. If you create a few different designs, be sure to share. We love seeing your creativity in action!
DIES: Effortless Beauties, On the Border: Leaves, Perfect Pairs: Essential, Delicate Doily, Cover Plate: Ornate, Border Bling: Dainty Deliveries Frame
One winner will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate.
To enter, participants are required to create a card with a white on white background using PTI/Ink to Paper supplies and Lori’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 January 26th at 7am. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.
EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER
Congratulations, Betty N! 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!