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First and foremost, I must thank Deb Felts (debdeb) for filling in for me on short notice last week. Deb is such a sweetheart and a true friend. Thanks, sweetie!!
I think we can all agree that when we are creating the perfect project, whether it is a card or a 3D item, having the perfect designer paper is always a plus. The problem is, as many designer papers as there are out there, itís nearly impossible to always find what you need.
DP by Me
Today you are going to create your own designer paper! This is something many of us do already. Here are several ideas to get you started:
Using a pencil eraser and your coordinating colored ink, create a polka dot background
Using a ruler and markers, create a striped background
Using stamps, create a patterned piece (great for those tiny stamps, but big ones work great too!)
Add some sparkle or fluff to emulate the flocked and glitzy stuff we all covet
Mix a couple of these ideas together to make a truly unique background!
For this challenge, I asked my dear friend Jessica (knutsen24) to help me out with a sample. I have attached hers below.
I love doing this more than buying dp--to me making cards is all about the creative process rather than the amount of toys I have. I'll be back soon with some DP!
BTW--I wanted to comment on Knutsen's card, but couldn't. It's not in the TLC gallery or in her own.
Beverly- My Inklings
The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." ~~Doug Phillips
Darn, I wasn't going to do the challenge this week as I have a concert coming up next weekend and I really should practise all week. Oh well I can justify it as a few much needed breaks and any way everyone should go to perform a concert with ink all over their hands! You made this challenge irresistible. Rubber gloves here I come.
This is my first time joinging a TLC challenge of anykind.
Always on the lookout for a enovative way to muster up an interesting and creative background. I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread. In the meantime, here are my two contributions :
I love making my own DP and do it all the time!! I went really CAS today, as I was making a set of note cards as a hostess gift and needed to keep things moving (quick and easy is the motto when mass producing, right??). Here's mine:
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia