Happy Tuesday, and welcome to a new challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. This week we'd like you to stamp a background. No pretty paper, no water coloring, no embossing paste & stencils - you have to use stamps!
I had a lot of ideas for this one, but ended up choosing a new-to-me technique, which made it very difficult and fussy, as is my method. Here's my card, then I'll explain:
This may not look like much stamping, but there are actually two different kinds. First, I followed Jennifer McGuire's recently posted technique, mostly because I never pay attention to the tiny stamps included in most stamp sets. There is a vast, untapped collection there, my friends!
Here is the piece of custom paper I made using her technique:
heh heh I cut it up before I took the photo, so I had to put it back together for you. I used a bunch of tiny stamps from the Paper Smooches sets listed below, stamped them in Versamark, and colored with every stinkin' one of my Zing embossing powders. I did them in small groups, then filled in with single stamps as the images got closer together. It was kinda fun to do!
I only wanted to use a strip of the paper on my card, but since this challenge is Backgrounds, I felt guilty. So, I stamped the same images with white ink onto the white card base. Here's my attempt to prove to you I really did stamp them:
I didn't emboss these; I just let it dry.
Then I added the colored, cut-out juke box on foam tape. Finally I added Glossy Accents to the lights of the juke box. I used to actually have one of these, and the lights are like bubbling color, and making it glossy was as close to that as I could get. See:
I colored the inside of the juke box with a cool grey Copic so it wasn't stark white, though it's difficult to tell here with my crack photography skillz.
So there you have it - I stamped two different backgrounds. I think you should come over to SOS and play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by!