Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I have a simple project that features some of my all-time favorite techniques. I love using white die-cuts on a white background to add beautiful, subtle texture and interest to a background, while adding pops of vivid color over the top and a stark black sentiment to make it really pop. Color choices can make such a huge difference to your project, and it's one of my most favorite ways to kick a project up a notch. Let's get started on the details!
To begin, I die cut the Moroccan Lattice Cover Die from some white cardstock, and then layered it on a white A2 card base. This technique is one of my favorites. It provides just the perfect background for a bright bouquet of flowers – interesting, but without distracting from your main focal point.
Next, I stamped the beautifully detailed Simply Spring floral bouquet with Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink, and then colored it using the Sunshine Valley Garden Alcohol Markers. The colors in this marker set are so cheerful, perfect for brightening up the dreary weather we've been having lately! I die cut the finished image using the coordinating Simply Spring Die.
For sentiments, I like to make a bold statement with crisp black die-cuts and sentiment strips. I die cut the Mega Hope Die from some black cardstock, and then stamped a greeting from the Mega Greetings 4 Stamp Set stamp set using Obsidian Pigment Ink. I adhered all of the die-cuts with Instant Dimension Foam Tape for lots of dimension and texture on this card front. The final touch was to add a few black gems to complete the “rule of three” for my black accents!
Well, that's all for me today! If you haven't tried adding subtle texture to your backgrounds with white on white die-cuts, I encourage you to try. They're so fun! Thanks so much for reading, and have a marvelous day!