Tuesday, May 27, 2014

SOS 153: background check

this week at shopping our stash we've got what might be my all-time favorite challenge title, "background check" and we'd like to see projects for which you've created your own background paper using stamps; whether it's one big background stamp, or a few smaller stamps to make a pattern. i'm still apparently stuck in the "glamour and grunge" mood, so i wound up with a card which reflects that. and yes, for the record, i started with a piece of plain white glossy cardstock! :)

(stamps: rhonna farrer/autum leaves, tim holtz/stampers anonymous, purple onion design, stampin' up; mists: studio calico and tattered angels; inks: distress and archival by ranger, pigment and chalk by colorbox, permanent india ink by stewart superior, opaque white by staz-on; clear embossing ink and powders: psx; clear pink acrylic letters: heidi swapp; heart dies and die-cutting machine: cuttlebug by provocraft; scraps of patterned paper for hearts: recollections, melissa frances, glitz design, creative imaginations, basic grey, sei, best creations, anna griffin, echo park; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, sewing machine)

i should probably also mention that this is a big honkin' card, in fact the finished dimensions are 6x12"! because once i started stamping, i just couldn't stop, lol! i did emboss resist in two colors (white and pink) i sprayed a couple of mists, i did ink blending, i overstamped in black and soft pink and grey... yeah... it took most of the day on sunday, but then admittedly, i got "stuck" a few times and had to wander off until i came up with a new idea to try.  it probably would've been cool to take photos while i was working on it, but i didn't think of that. alas, i never think of that until after i'm done. but here are my supplies. and no, i'm not kidding:


almost everyone at SOS is a much more accomplished (and sensible!) stamper than i am, so this week even more that usually, you really REALLY need to check out the awesome DT cards! off you go, darlings! ♥

9 comments:

  1. Yeah, but it's gorgeous so who cares if the road was long? :-)

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  2. Wow, that's a fabulous big honkin' card:)

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  3. Wowweee! Love how this turned out - that is gonna be one big envelope you need girl! Ahh, it's worth it no? Sounds like it was awfully fun. I love your creative use of stitching to add to the design rather than just accent it. Inky fingers rejoice!
    Cheers,
    Shanna :)

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  4. Wow what a gorgeous card, it's more like a wall hanging by size. Awesome job.

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  5. That started out WHITE?!?!?!?! You are the QUEEN of Fussy, and it's beeeeautiful!

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  6. Ohhhhhh fantastic Lauren! Your card is sooooo beautiful!! A whole lotta work went into creating that background! Love it!

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  7. Big and beautiful!!! LOVE all those shades of pink/red! So very pretty.
    Lynn

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  8. Very pretty! LOVE the look of this beauty!

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  9. seriously, this started out white? OH EM GEE!!! I don't even know what I love most about it, I just love the whole dang thing. And the fact that it's a monster huge card gives me a big ol' happy too :)

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