Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #153 - Background Check

Happy Tuesday!!! This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH the "Background Check" challenge is to use a background stamp, or make your own background.

Visit the blog for all the details on the challenge and while you're there visit the blogs of my SOS teammies to show them some crafty love!!

My card this week is a dual purpose card, I joined a spring themed swap on one of my crafty Facebook groups...and this is the card I made for Gigi, my swap partner...hope she likes it!

I had a LOT of fun making this card...I am kinda bummed that the background didn't come out better in the picture, but I will walk you through what I did...I started with a piece of text design paper (SU), tore the edges and inked them up with picked raspberry and dusty conord distress stains. I used the same stains on a Tim Holtz clock stencil (which you can't really see), applied a big blog of stickles in the centre and smeared it over the paper with my fingers.

I did the same with the 8 layer flower to give it some dimension and ooomph.

Kraft cardstock (recollections)
Vintage image printed on photo paper (The Graphic Fairy)
Design paper (SU)
Chit Chat and Seasonal stickers (Tim Holtz)
Picked Raspberry & Dusty Concord distress stains (Tim Holtz)
Clock stencil (Tim Holtz)
Silver stickles
Flower punch (SU)
Silver brad
Bling strip (Michaels)


lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooh! so, so, sooooooooo totally FAB! you had me at "8-layer flower"! or at rhinestone strips! or at awesome pink stampy background! ok, you had me at HELLO!!!! :) :) :)

Barbara Godden said...

oh Wow fabulous card, don't know why your swap partner woukn't love, love love it. Lot's of work in this one. Beauriful job.

Bananastamper said...

Simply fabulous! Love the the inky goodness and the fab flower!

Leslie Hanna said...

I think you've been taking lessons from our own Lauren. I adore that background and the cut-up words.

Chris Dring said...

Just LOOK at how awesome this card is!!! Love the kraft/raspberry combo! And an 8 layered flower?! Super cool!

Jessi Fogan said...

Seriously gorgeous! I love that photo, and the rhinestones, and that FLOWER!

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