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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Shopping Our Stash Challenge 66 My Favourite Things


It's time for another Shopping Our Stash challenge and this week the theme is My Favourite Things--
"Make a card that features your favorite things. It could be brads, pretty paper, ribbon, a certain shape, stickers, rub-ons ... anything you love to put on a card."

 Now, I had a bit of trouble narrowing down exactly what my favourite thing would be--stamps for sure, but I also love glitter and ink, so I thought and thought and THOUGHT. Then I realised my absolute favourite thing about crafting is the COLOUR it brings to my world.  So I went with that.

In true Shopping Our Stash style, everything on this card has been sitting around in my (as my good friend Leslie would call it) 'heaplet' (it's like a heap but a wee bit smaller...or in my case, not)  for at least 6 months. (Some of them almost 2 years *eek!*)

The pink/rose coloured cardstock is OLD and is from American Crafts, the blingy-border is AC glitter tape (thanks sweet Chari! I love this stuff!), the 'sentiment' is from a Studio Calico kit from around 2010 (oh my...)

The central panel: SUCH a fun, quick technique and you want to know how easy?! SO FREAKIN' EASY!!

All you do is this:
Take some watercolour (or thick) cardstock
Choose some Distress Stains, open them, turn them upside down and SPLAT--let the stain bottle almost fall onto the cardstock.
Repeat with all the colours, moving around the cardstock in a random pattern.

Quick Tip: 

*When you go to SPLAT the Distress Stain, let the bottle slip through your fingers so the weight of the bottle (and the stain inside it) will make it hit the paper--this helps you to get an even splatter effect all over and gives that great starburst look. If you do it too purposefully/carefully the splatter tends to look quite circular and neat.

(told you it was so easy!)

SO fun!! I can't wait to do blog this again.

Be sure to stop by the and check out the rest of the DT's projects and make something yourself if you can :)

Thanks for dropping by!

*crafty hugs*

Linda xx


Carla said...

How cute! I will have to try this technique with my stains- I just got three the other day!

alicaz said...

What a cool background! Makes a great card! Very creative!

lauren bergold said...

i ♥LOVE♥ this card and i'm sooooo glad you essplained the technique b/c it was indeed the first thing i wanted to know, JUST so i could make a card as lovely as this!!! ♥

jimlynn said...

Linda, I love, love, LOVE this. What a cool technique - gotta try that one! Fabulous card.

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Linda - So cool! So retro! Love it. Thanks for sharing how you made this!

Melissa Shea said...

So fun! The splattering sounds like a stress reliever-ESP when you just really wanna play :)

Donna Hanley said...

Linda, this card is super nice. I LOVE the technique you used to make your b/g paper. I'm going to try that very. I also love that blingy paper. All around great card. Thanks for sharing your technique with us.

onecraftymama said...

Love this technique idea! Now to get some stains.... :) Love the black glitter touches- they really pop against all that colour!

Anonymous said...

This is such a cool card! I love how that background turned out! Sounds like a fun technique :) You totally rocked this card hun!

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, my, I'm totally going to try this technique! I went shopping for a splat stamp the other day, but who needs one with this idea?!?! :D

Danielle said...

I will most definitely be trying this!!!