Hello snarky friends! Thanks for stopping by to check out the newest challenge from THE SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS.
This week Edna and the sisters want you to put on your thinking caps and show us a technique, maybe it's something you've never tried before, maybe it's your go to...whatever it is, we want to see it AND we want you to tell us what it is.
I used a few different techniques for my card(s) this time around.
I created my own background, which I like to call Grandma's wallpaper - when my parents moved into their new home in 1989 the living room and hallway had this most awesome blue velvet damask wallpaper, it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen!!
The old pot & pan (my dad) tore it off almost immediately...but even now damask reminds me of that funky wallpaper!
Here's how I made the background:
First I embossed the piece of cardstock with the damask embossing folder, then I brayered ink over top. Then to make it look worn / distressed, I sanded the bejeeeeezuz out of it.
I also inked up another piece of white cardstock in coordinating ink to cut out the word so it would be all matchy matchy.
Then, thanks to my ever-so-smart-friend-Betty I ran the hello through my Xyron sticker maker...ha ha ha I will never have to worry about gluing fiddly words again! Thanks for that tip Betty!!
I was so impressed with my grandma's wallpaper background that I made another one.
Shite I used to make these cards:
- White cardstock (Fireworx)
- Cracked Pistachio distress ink (Tim Holtz)
- Smoky Slate ink (SU)
- Damask embossing folder (ProvoCraft)
- Sanding block (SU)
- Xyron creat-a-sticker
- Scripty Hello die (Lawn Fawn)
- Fishtail Banner die (Your Next Stamp)