Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday Stamps Color Challenge

I have been really inspired by Lime Doodle lately but especially by her cards using embossing paste.  I tried to purchase it online but it has been out of stock for a while. I guess everyone else is inspired too. So I searched for an alternative and came up with spackling paste. Yup. The hardware store saved the day. Half the price and twice the quantity. I don't know how it compares to "embossing paste" but it worked great for me. Here's my card in honor of Lime Doodle and this week's color challenge at Sunday Stamps.

My only stencil is an old checks pattern that I used to use for, amazingly enough, stenciling with paint. I've ordered more stencils and can't wait to get them. So I attached the stencil to my paper with post-its and used an old business card to spread the paste over it. Being haphazard and free flowing is not one of my strong points but I tried to let it be a bit messy and not fill in every square. After the paste dried I attached the "thanks" die cuts with some Glossy Accents but a fine line glue stick would probably have been better.  Does anyone know how to attach them so they are popped up and the dimensionals don't show?

Lastly I added the twine and button.

I'm looking forward to making more cards using this paste!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: I guess I didn't use any
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, More Mustard (SU), cheap white
Accessories: Linen Thread,  Earth Elements button (SU), glue dots, spackling paste, dimensionals, Glossy Accents
Tools: Simon Says Stamp Thanks die, Checks stencil

Edited 11/4:  My card was picked as a Sunday Stamps Top Pick. Wahoo!!


The Apple Crate said...

Cool card and great technique! I've also seen Limedoodles cards and am glad to know I can sub spackling paste! :)

hollybeary creations said...

This is gorgeous. What a fun idea to use the paste for texture. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

Kathya said...

I love this card!! Simple and striking! Like how you repeated the thanks die. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

OttawaMom said...

What a cool technique! I love how you used the challenge colours in the repeated "thanks". And the added twine and button set the whole thing off perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

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Unknown said...

LOVE this card :) What a fun technique and don't you just LOVE those thinlets? Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps, we sure hope you will join us again soon!!!

jjcreations said...

I absolutely LOVE how your stencilling turned out! It's fantastic! The card has soooooo much texture. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

WOW! I love how you texturized this card background--it's fabulous! Oh no, yet something else I'll have to try. Thanks for explaining how you did it to. We're so glad that you linked your card up to Sunday Stamps this fortnight--a wonderful example of using these three colors together in a clean and simple sketch.
:) Marie

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