Friday, July 12, 2013

i think i may have set a record...

...for number of inky accoutrements used in one card, that is. it's my second "cardstock christmas" card for ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and this time i decided to lock up my cuttlebug and try to make something from the ground up using just plain white paper. so here's what i came up with:

(stamps: glitz design, tim holtz, hero arts, purple onion, stampendous, tattered angels; mask: pink paislee; inks: ranger, colorbox, stewart superior; mists: studio calico, tattered angels, smooch spritz; florals and leaves: making memories, we r memory keepers, petaloo; ribbon and brads: my mind's eye; lace from my stash; plain white cardstock: staples; glossy red cardstock: ranger; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, scotch doublestick tape)

yes, that really was just nekkid white staples brand index stock when i began; and no, i guess i really didn't know when to stop, lol. :) but boy was it fun. i went a little nuts with stamps, mists, a mask, and elebenty hundred rubber stamps. i wish i had thought to take pictures as i was working, though possibly if i had, i'd be online looking up how to get ink stains off a camera right now instead of writing my post, so maybe it's better this way. by way of compensation after the fact, here's a photo of the stuff i used:


as usual, i'm linking up with patrice's 52-card-pickup; also the lovely ladies at merry monday are hosting an anything goes christmas challenge for the entire month; meanwhile the paper players are celebrating christmas in july, so i'm jumping in there, too. yay.

of course, you don't have to go into a stamping frenzy to play along with us at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ you need only to make a card WITHOUT any designer/patterned paper in it, and you can do that in any way you choose... and i cannot wait to see what you will make, darlings! ♥

12 comments:

  1. Absolutely crazy awesome. I'd be in trouble if I got ink on the camera - I would never hear the end of it :P The background is just so detailed, and I love the layered lace & ribbon to go with!

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  2. What a pretty card. I love that background.

    BTW - I have been enjoying your IG photos..

    Hugs~

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  3. What a cheery Christmas card, Lauren!

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  4. This is amazing, Lauren! A beautiful background and those flowers are so vibrant and beautiful! I'm so glad you shared it with us at Merry Monday!

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  5. I just love how those flowers pop off of that beautiful backgrond. Very pretty! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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  6. That was tons of fun over there, I don't blame you, I would go crazy with mist and mask and ink too. And.... what a wonderful result!

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  7. very cool I love how you just played with paper to get the best back ground. fun card piece! :)

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  8. Beautiful card, I love the colours you used. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  9. Love your background paper. I've recently embraced Dylusions sprays, and really enjoyed hearing how you created this. Gotta try the sprays over top of the DIs...You did a phenomenal effort on this one, and it's so very pretty. TFS

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  10. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  11. Well, I swear if I didn't know better, cuz you told us, that you had colored, inked, spritzed, masked....this card, I woulda said it was some gorgeous dp from some fabulous company!! :)

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