It's that time again at Get Creative Challenges!
This week the challenge is to NOT use printed paper!! Exciting right?!
Our lovely sponsor this week is Eureka Rubber Stamps.
I have to say I was absolutely blown away with their store. Eureka Rubber Stamps have so many digital images and RUBBER images! When I had to pick my image, I struggled picking my image to use! There are so many! They even have sheets of stamps up for sale that I was absolutely drooling over.
Then I noticed that they have even more products!
Full Sheet Stamps
The prices are amazing!!
So if you're a rubber stamping individual or a digital stamper, this store is for you!
I had a difficult time choosing my image as there are so many of them to choose from. I decided that since it is still summer and the weather is still cooperating in that sense I would create a summer card, plus a lovely Instagram friend has been indulging me with TONS of beach pictures so I was inspired by her to create a beach scene with the image I chose.
Lemonade Cat You can get the actual mounted stamp or digital.
So as stated, this challenge requires us to NOT use printed paper.
I personally used to depend on printed, or design papers to create cards, but then I learned how to create my very own back ground. There are several techniques you can do to accomplish this.
Distress your cardstock, use an embossing folder, stamp your own background with stamps! You can even combine the techniques. I created five cards each with a different technique.
With this card, I blended Stampin Up's Pool Party and Baja Breeze to create the "sky" then blended some Baked Brown Sugar and River Rock to create the "sand". I heat dried with my heat gun then spritzed with some water to create the spots.
For this card I stamped the image of flip flops to create a background.
This time, I used VersaMark and stamped some flip flops all over the white card stock first. Heat dried then used the exact same blending technique as above. Same colors as well, except this time I didn't spritz any water on my card.
Same techniques as above, but this time I made it into a shaker card.
(*AAACK the picture does not do this card justice!!!*)
Finally, I used a piece of scrap card stock, ran it through my Big Shot using Stampin' Up's Cloud embossing folder and Hero Art's Stamp & Cuts set. For the sand I got the opportunity to finally use Ranger's Texture Paste. I applied it then colored it with my copics. Sprayed some Mister Huey's color mist and Tattered Angels.
As you can see there are many opportunities to create your very own background with out having to use paper with a pattern or printed paper.
Use what you have and enjoy yourself!
Supplies I used:
Eureka Rubber Stamps: Lemonade Cat
Flip flop: Little Yellow Bicycle
Little Yellow Bicycle (Relax don't worry)
Hero Arts (Thinking of you)
Baked Brown Sugar
R22 (cat ears/pads/nose)
R30 (cat ears/pads/nose)
R29 (straw and chair)
Galaxy Marker M White (chair)
Skittles (shaker card)
mini beads (shaker card)
Hero Arts (Chat bubble)
I used my Cricut and uploaded the image twice, once including the whole image, second I removed the chair.