the title of this week's challenge at shopping our stash may already have given you a pretty good clue as to what we're looking for, but just to be clear, we'd like you to use something that isn't a stamp to stamp on your project. yes, you can also use actual stamps, as well as any other products and accessories you'd like. be sure to mention the "non traditional" stamping item in your post if it isn't obvious, ok? here's what i made and then i'll tell you about this adventure, lol.
a few months ago, i bought this cool acrylic sink mat thing at the discount kitchen supply store, because i thought the pattern would be really cool in a gelli printing context.
i used a brayer to coat it with heavy body acrylic paint, and it made an ok impression, but i wasn't in love with the result. so then i also played around with the cap from my bottle of pellegrino, and also with the tube from a roll of paper towels. i can't say i find any of these earthshakingly cool, but together they made some fun grungy backgrounds that i think will be cool in collage or junk journals. meanwhile, for this project, i decided to keep it really simple and just cut out some oversized letters for a masculine birthday card. i added a small "2u" on the large HB, matted them on peacock blue cardstock attached to wood veneer with these super-fun eyelet outlet screw brads, and called it a day!
there are loads more design team projects to inspire you over at SOS, why not treat yourself to those right now, darlings? ♥