Monday, 15 September 2014

Around the World Stampin' Challenge - Tap Tap Tap

It’s time for another Around the World Stampin’ Challenge! This time, for AW25, the theme is gratitude, which I had to confess threw me for a while, until I realised that all I had to to was make a thank you card! 

Here is my rather high-maintenance effort; I threw everything at this card and it’s only now that I look at it next to the challenge image that I see I may have subconsciously mirrored the background of that photo!

I began by brayering a piece of Whisper White cardstock, building up the colours using Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar at one end, and Pool Party and Bermuda Bay at the other. I love the look of brayering and don’t do it often enough. 

But brayering wasn’t the end of this background; next I stamped on top using Gorgeous Grunge splatters in Whisper White, and some subtle images from the same set in Island Indigo, stamped off so they weren’t too harsh. 

It still wasn’t enough; I liked the look of the typewriter key stamp from Tap Tap Tap but thought it would be too big on this project, so found the similar image from Kinda Eclectic and used that instead. 

I still wanted more from this background, so I finally had to decide which was the top so that I could emboss it. My Big Shot is quite tight, and I forgot to account for this so some cracking did occur, but I don’t mind as it fits in with the grungey look of this card. 

After colouring the typewriter, I cut it out, then stamped the sentiment separately. I hand-drew a longer piece of paper around it, cut it out and stuck it on; you can see the join if you get really close!

Hope you like it! Why not have a go at the challenge yourself? Just visit the Around the World Stampin’ Challenges blog for more details! 

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