Thursday, June 9, 2011

Have Fun With Color And Texture

Have you ever looked at your paper, only to find that you don't have any prints you want to work with, or you're just very low on printed/patterned paper? No need to fear, pull out all your plain card stock, chances are you will have some fantastic colors you can play with! You can add so much pizzazz to plain paper with a little texture, a few inks, markers and watercolor paint! :)

This Sun Lever Card is an example of a really fun and colorful card I created from files. I used only plain card stock! :D No patterns etc. I just used awesome colors, inked the sides and sent some of the pieces through my Cuttlebug to give it some texture.

This card is the Sun Lever Card from the

Designer Tips:

1. Ink all the sides of your cut pieces before you assemble and glue together
2. When adding details think in odd number for groupings (I grouped my stars in two sets of three's) odd numbers are more appealing to the eye.
3. Add texture to plain paper, with an embossing machine, then run a marker lightly over some of the raised
pieces, this will give it so much more dimension.
4. Don't be afraid to use bold colors, they really pop :)