When I saw this week’s Can You Case It? sketch challenge, I immediately reached for Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper. I’ve often times reached for this pattern of stripes but had never used it – until today. I colored this black-and-white Designer Series Paper to get the balance I wanted. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper. This is a must-have paper, and if you don’t yet have it, you need it. I’ve colored it with markers and inked it directly with my ink pad. The black-and-white patterns are perfect on their own, but they exceed perfection when you can add your own colors to create your own customized papers.
- Sponge Daubers and Post-It Note Tape. To color in the rows of white lines on this Designer Series Paper, I used Sponge Daubers and Post-It Note Tape, which can be found at almost any store where office supplies are sold. I placed the tape over the parts of the paper that I didn’t want to color (isolating the area I wanted to sponge over) and then swiped the ink solidly over the entire area. I simply moved the “guard rails” when I switched colors and sponged away at each row. So easy – and quite fun to transform the paper.
- Cheery Color Combination. For a “you inspire me” card, you need cheery and fun colors. This combination of a bright blue, a bright green and a bright yellow were a perfect combination for the card I wanted to make. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Bravo Papers: Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Black Memento Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Can You Case It? blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!