Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SOS198: texture me!

this week's challenge at shopping our stash is technique-based: we want you to use your oldest embossing supply, whether that's a folder, powder, or even kickin' it old school with a stylus and brass template. sound like fun? awesome-- go grab your supplies! meanwhile, i'll show off my card:
(scraps of) patterned paper: teresa collins, doodlebug, sei, basic grey; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; pale pink cardstock with a darker pink inside: core'dinations; swirly cling stamps (that actually don't cling very well anymore so i just used them loose... which turns out to be harder than it seems like it would be...): rhonna farrer/autumn leaves; white embossing powder: personal stamp exchange; embossing folder: cuttlebug; ink for edges: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i may have semi-cheated, because my first embossing supplies consisted of the original psx blue-ish/clear embossing ink and gold powder, both of which got used up quite some time ago. like seriously, during the clinton administration*. so in the spirit of the challenge i used the closest thing i still have: a versamark pad and some ancient psx white to emboss the swirls i stamped as cupcake icing. to hedge my bets, i also used my very first embossing folder, which-- coincidentally-- also has swirls; i embossed a scrap of core'dinations cardstock so that when i sanded it the texture would show up even more. paper-wise i'm all scraps here, and some of those are impressively elderly; the only full sheet i cut into was the white glossy cardstock i used for my card base. so i feel like i'm pretty firmly on the moral high ground of meritorious stash-usage. which is always nice, right? :)

i started out using the current (#121) cardabilities sketch and intended to load up on flowers and other girly embellishments, but somehow nothing really looked quite right on top of all those awesome swirls. so eventually i gave up and just stretched the basic shapes of the sketch, which is quite lovely:

speaking of lovely things, each and every one of my SOS design team sisters has a glorious card to show you, why not go and see those right now? ciao, darlings! ♥

*holy carp, you guys, i just did the math: that was TWENTY YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!! how is that even possible??! i think i just freaked myself out a little bit. sorry, nevermind, let's go back and look at the cute card again, k?


  1. There's something about pink & orange that just speaks to me. There, I've said it. I was drawn to the sanded background. I might be sick. *feels forehead*

    And what have you done with the REAL Lauren? This almost screams CAS, Missy. I'd be worried if I were you.

  2. Lauren, I just love this card! For some reason, it reminds me a a lovely brocade fabric, except you card is light and fun! Fabulous use of the embossing powder! Love it!

  3. Great texture, love all the stitching and a wonderful card.

  4. Oh Oh Oh!! I adore this card, the pretty cupcake, your take on the sketch....just awesome possum!


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