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StampInsanity Challenge #9: Create Your Own Background!

Hello once again! I am so excited about today’s post! Beth and StampInsanity are releasing not one but TWO new sets of digis today!!! And I KNOW you are all gonna love them!!!


Here is the first set, called What the Heart Wants. Isn’t it fang-tastic???

Simply Supernatural

Please click on any of the images to see them bigger. These sentiments work with SO many things! I can think of a ton of stamps that they would work for! So what are you waiting for??? Go to Stamp Happens and grab these sets for yourself! Click the link on my sidebar to hop right over and shop! Now, on to my project…

Let me say, I love this card…but it doesn’t photograph too well! It’s way cooler in person! Again, click it to see it bigger! I used Izzy from the first brand new set. She’s so cool! Here’s a close up:


Broke out my colored pencils again and did my best to make her look just a bit twisted!

For the main background, I used glossy paper and inked it up with 3 colors of alcohol ink. I love the effect you get by dabbing on the colors! It’s like a funky polished stone! I didn’t go too heavy on the colors, I wanted some of the white to show through.

Next, I crumpled up a piece of regular white cardstock and added 3 colors of Distress Ink. Once I applied the colors, I sprayed the stock with water to soften it all up a bit. The colors run together a little which is a wonderful effect! Here’s a close up.


Then I used on of my fave Sizzix dies to cut out the scrolly square (great description, right?) and added a bit o’ Sakura Stardust pen and some dabs of Tiara Stickles. Ranger’s gonna love me for this project!


I also added a bit of alcohol ink to the edge of the sentiment (from the second new set), and Izzy as well. I had also shredded it a bit with my edge distresser. I planted the whole thing on a pre-fabbed red card and voila! I think it’s rockin’. Hope you do too!

The rest of the groovy Gurlz have some rockin’ projects too! Go check them out!

Jacquie Jennifer Lisa Juanita

Margie Sarabeth Suzi Tonya

Have an inspiring day!!!


Jennifer said…
Your card is amazing. I love that background. Compared to yours, it looks like I took the easy way. LOL!
Barb said…
Fabulous card, Alison! Love love LOVE the background, & Izzy's red eyes are the perfect touch :)
Erica said…
Very cool! Love the eyes! Great work!
Lisa Foster said…
This is fabulous!!! I love that awesome background and those eyes!!! Way Cool!!!
Alyssa S said…
This is freakin' awesome, little lady! The background is so cool and your coloring rocks!!
Beth said…
I LOVE this! Those eyes are flipping RAD! :) You did an amazing job with the background! Awesome job, as always! xxx
Anonymous said…
great card! the colors rock and the background is amazing!

Laura B said…
Extremely cool card! I really like the background you created.:)


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