Quick Color Switch

By Nicole Nowosad

February 16, 2011

Hello everyone!

When I was working with the February 2011 Happy Days kit… I have to admit. I ran into a problem! As much as I love them – the Cosmo Cricket Flour Sack alphas were just not the right color for my layout!

See, I really wanted to use some black alphas with it, but I loved the look of the alphas and still wanted to use them. Instead, I took my Black Staz On ink pad and dabbed the top of the letters until they were black. With my black Zig marker, I think touched up some patchy parts of the alphas… and BAM — I had black letters with the funky shape I wanted!

Check out the page I did.. and see how good the letters look in black! To make them even shinier.. why not add some glaze to the top after the ink has dried a little 🙂

I hope you will give this a try – and get more out of the alphas in the kit!

7 Comments on “Quick Color Switch”

  • Great idea! I hae also been having issues with those alphas blending into my backgrounds. I will definately be trying this. 🙂

    February 16th, 2011 at 9:40 am
  • Julie

    I run into this same problem with many alphas.Great tip! They look like they came black.

    February 16th, 2011 at 3:49 pm
  • Love this layout…that banner is clever!!!

    February 16th, 2011 at 5:35 pm
  • Julie Tucker-Wolek

    This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeee the circles and the banner! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    February 16th, 2011 at 6:54 pm
  • Just beautiful!LOVE what you did.

    February 16th, 2011 at 7:46 pm
  • GREAT idea–gives the layout the punch that it needs!

    February 17th, 2011 at 9:18 am
  • […] see Nicole’s tip for altering your alphas on the blog yesterday?  If not, you should really check it out.  While browsing Nicole’s gallery, I also found this page with altered […]

    February 17th, 2011 at 11:56 am

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