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Sunday, October 05, 2014

Too Kind Splitting Hairs Background Technique

Today I have a quick and fun Technique for you.  It's called the "Splitting Hairs Background Technique".  For my card I used the technique on the decorative paper.  You just cut your paper a little shorter than you need it.  Or you can always trim it later depending on how wide you want the "hair" to be. I cut my decorative paper at an angle.  I think I cut my whole piece a little too short, I didn't want that big of a "hair" between the pieces.  Anyway, you cut the paper at an angle and put it back together on a solid background.  You can put it very very close or further apart like I did.  I do like how it turned out, I was just seeing something different in my head!!

Anyway, the stamp set I used here is "Too Kind".  I used Strawberry Slush card stock and ink.  The decorative paper is from the "Sweet Taffy" package. I also used Garden Green ink for the stems on the flower. 

The words are from my computer.  I do not know what the font is or what size the font is.  I printed them a while ago.  I just type up the words and print them out on scrap copier paper and I hold the negative piece of card stock from a 1-1/4" circle punch over the words and see if they fit or if they need adjusting.  Once I get the words to fit, I copy and paste them on my screen in 4 columns and then I print it out.  I save the page to a file of other events and holidays so anytime I need some words I have them on my computer.  I print them out on vanilla and white card stock and I put them in envelopes so I have them on hand.  I do sell these in my web store.  You can print out as many as you like, they are in a PDF file. There are 10 different greetings (10 sheets of different greetings).  All you do is print, the measuring is done for you!

This was a very fun card to make.  It really didn't take very long from start to finish either!  I can see myself using this background technique again.  It's simple enough and gives a nice effect.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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