Thursday, April 24, 2014
Coloring with Cover a Card Backgrounds
Hello everyone. Today I wanted to talk a little about the versatility of Cover a Card backgrounds. For my card today, I chose the Dotted Argyle background (CC175) and colored it with Copic markers. I chose browns that would work well with my coffee stamps (stamp and saying from the clear set called Smell the Coffee CL156). One of the advantages of coloring your own backgrounds is that you can use the same colors for your background that you use to color your image. You know you will get a perfect color match and won't have to find a decorative paper that will coordinate.
Another advantage is that you can change the colors for different occasions. Here are some samples I made with various color combinations:
For the first set, I was thinking of a card for a baby girl, a Valentine's day card, and a Summer card. I used Copic markers for all three.
For the next batch of backgrounds, I made two for Halloween and one for Christmas. Once again I used Copic markers:
For my last batch of backgrounds, I thought about making a background for a baby boy card, a patriotic card, and a Fall card. This time I used watercolor paper, Distress Markers and a waterbrush to get a softer look.