Hello and happy Wednesday! I am dropping in with another quick tip for you this week about adding texture to solid backgrounds. It is no secret that I love working on white digital backgrounds, but sometimes I want to add just a touch of texture to bump things up a notch. Take a look at this page (made with lots of goodies from today’s SOSN sale):
Notice the bump of texture from the stars in the background? It comes from clipping a solid paper (very close in color to the background paper) to the digital star stamps and then adding just a touch of a drop shadow. The stars on my page are part of the All the Stars template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs, but you can use any digital stamp to achieve this effect. Here are the drop shadow settings that I used:
Here is a side by side comparison of the solid white background and the background with the slight texture added. What a difference such a small (and easy) adjustment makes!
I hope you have fun with this technique! As always, be sure to share your pages with us in the Lilypad Gallery. :)
Until next time ~