Hello and welcome to 11th post in the #vsbackgroundcheck series. Today’s idea is to use textured cardstock for the card base. This one here came from one of Hero Arts’ card kits. But I will try and link to similar ones below. The subtle texture on this card stock does wonders to the focal point cluster.
Honestly speaking, I worked on the focal point on this card because the background was a simple one – I just used the texture on my card base to the advantage of this design.
For the focal point, I started by cutting and rounding corners of a rectangle from patterned papers. There was a sheet with 6 rectangles each having an empty list of some sort. I used the one that said “my favorite things” – again keeping with the theme of “you and tea are my favorite things” :-)
I die cut the beautiful large word ‘you’ using SSS die using another patterned papers and stamped the words ‘& tea’ using Hero Arts pink ink. I also cut out two more strips of sentiments from the patterned paper pack and gave them banner tails. Next I played with all the little shaped sprinkles and created a fun cluster for my focal point. I adhered the panel directly on my card base along with the two sentiment strips. To finish off, I added a couple enamel dots and called it done.
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Here are couple more cards where I used the texture on the cardstock to enhance background:
This month onwards, I will be hosting giveaways! To win a $20 gift card to a craft store of your choice, leave a comment here by 11:59pm CST on 2/28/2017 telling me if you have a favorite textured cardstock that you use in your projects. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and emailed after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
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