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.
*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!