Monday, August 28, 2017

CYS - Create Your Own Background

I love new toys - but it's also fun to use what you have. That's part of the reason why I joined the Challenge Your Stash group at the beginning of the year. The idea is to use what you have to make a card based on that month's theme. Purchasing items is NOT allowed.

This month Darlene is the hostess, which means she got to choose the theme. Her instructions were...

Make Your Own Background - No DP Allowed!

Then just as I was getting ready to start working on this card, the one-minute video email came from Unity with a wonderful idea to try... and it worked perfectly for this theme. You can check out the video HERE.

Oh how fun!!! I used Ranger Oxide Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) and an actual coffee cup from my kitchen cabinet and created this fun designer paper!

Now, about the card... I'm not so sure I like it. But....... I definitely like the coffee stain paper I created. THANK YOU, Unity, for always inspiring me (as well as for often taking my money - though not this time, since this is the Challenge Your Stash card I made.)

Here is the inside of my card:

I thought the sentiment was perfect for this card since I consider Darlene, whose theme this is to be a very good friend of mine.

In fact, I actually really like the inside of my card. ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: North Coast Creations Warm My Heart stamped with Gina K Black Onyx Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Ink (for special feature): Ranger Vintage Photo Oxide Distress Ink 

Papers: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! More Mustard CS and Watercolor Paper from an unknown vendor

Die: Your Next Stamp Coffee

Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Brads


Kim P said...

I love making my own backgrounds, and this one looks simple and fun. Great card! said...

wow what a great technique! I of course had to sip right over to the video lol. Love this card so impressive! Lovely background indeed.

Lynn McAuley said...

Love your spilled coffee background! Sensational design, Jeanette!