12.04.2013

Baby Got Background



Yup.  That's my post title for the day.  Yup.  It's awesome.  Obviously today is going to be awesome because of it.  For reals, though.




That title, however, is not JUST for being awesome, it is to tell you about the brand new Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp!  We are challenging you to create your own backgrounds this week!  No patterned papers - you can use plates, stencils, stamps, or whatever you'd like to create your own background!  The design team is showcasing stencils and Gelli plates this week, so you are going to have some AWESOME inspiration!  I decided to play with a stencil and some embossing pastes!  DUDE!!!  It was messy.  I don't usually do messy, but I had a BLAST with this one!!!

Merry & Bright


I used both the black and the pearlescent embossing pastes from Dreamweaver.  I started with one, allowed it to dry, shifted my stencil (after cleaning it, of course) and then did the second color.  Seriously, you guys.  WAY FUN STUFF!!!

Merry & Bright (detail)


SO... here's the deal.  Create a NEW project with a background created by YOU and link it up to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!  Be sure to include a link back to the challenge in your post.  You can enter up to FIVE times.  Please turn off your word verification so I don't have to punch your blog in the face.  Hmmm....  other than that, HAVE FUN!!!!


One lucky participant is going to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!  DUDE!  That's flippin' amazing!  So join in.  What do you have to lose?!





19 comments:

  1. Oh so so so cool!!! Love that crazy awesome triangle background you created!! Soooo pretty!

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  2. Wow you have done an amazing job creating your background :)

    Vic

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  3. This is so cool, Jennifer! I never would've thought to use a stencil like this. Love your bold, graphic design!

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  4. sooo loving the black and white- very cool

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  5. this is so cool, didn't know those colors existed in embossing paste!

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  6. There may be hope for us to get messy yet, eh? Love how this turned out, Jennifer!

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  7. So bold and graphic, I love it! I never think to just use black and white in my projects, will have to file that away in my noggin for later.

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  8. I LOVE this and have been having a blast with embossing paste and stencils. So fun! I think I need black now though. ;) Awesome card.

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  9. A stunning card Jennifer, I love how you've used the stencil - just hope you enjoyed being messy!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  10. WOW! This is gorgeous. A fresh and modern design for sure!

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  11. Way cool background Jennifer! Very creative!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  12. Oh this is brilliant what a fabulous card.
    luv
    Debby

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  14. Fabulous background for such a cool Christmas card.

    Jo x

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