Saturday, October 8, 2011

Stampendous Saturday Challenges

Good morning! I don't know about you, but this has felt like the longest week ever. How is it that the same 168 hours in a week can feel like an eternity some times? An injured kid & x-rays, a birthday for the hubs, back to school night, a classroom visit, and car trouble. But that ok, because we're ending the week on a happy note...a box of wooden goodness is showing up today (yay! expect some tutorials soon), an anniversary for my sweet hubs and me, and soccer for the boy! I <3 Saturdays! 

Since its Saturday, you know what that means, right? Stampendous Saturday Challenge!!!! This month we are looking towards the holidays AND trying to keep it Clean and Simple. That's right - we are making Clean and Simple (CAS) holiday cards!!

I'm sure you've seen me do this Distress Ink background technique before. I like to sometimes create sheets of background sheets and store them away for future cards. For the tree image, I kept it super simple by blending on Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then adding hightlights with a white gel pen. 

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Our challenge to you this month is to join us in making CAS holiday cards. We want to help you get into the holiday spirit, so this month we are giving away a Cling Jumbo Sparkle Joy set to a random winner. You don't have to use a Stampendous image or products to play along, but we sure LOVE it when you do! You have until Thursday, November 3 at 11:59 PM EST to add your link to the linky tool, and we'll draw a random winner. You can enter as many times as you'd like.


Taylor said...

I don't know how you make the background paper - teach me!!!! I love it!

Amber Alvarez said...

Oh man, that's cool.

Unknown said...

That background paper is amazing - can I be in the class with Taylor?

Pam Hornschu said...

I think you need to do a tutorial on that paper for everyone. Very cool. What did you use on the top of the tree? It looks like a knot of cotton cord? Whatever...great CAS card.

wendyp said...

:) I'll work on a tutorial for it. I tried to find a video of tim holtz doing this technique when I wrote up the post but I coudn't find one.

Pam....its twill/ribbon knotted.

Melinda said...

Wendy, it's glorious! I know how you created the background but trust me, nobody does it better (I'm singing) than you :-) I really wish you would bottle and sell some of your talent.
Hope next week is better for you and yours.

Pam said...

I need to be in the background paper class, too. Love this!

Wendy said...

Beautiful Wendy!! I have seen your background technique before, but I can't remember it. If you want to share someday, I'd love it!!