9.10.2014

I Create Backgrounds Now. Backgrounds are Cool.

Yeah, so that's pretty much my default format for a blog post title when I can't think of one now. You're cool with that, right? Good. 'Cause, well... that's how it's gonna be. That's what comes with reading the blog of a Dr. Who fan, folks. Thems the breaks, kids. For reals, though.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog


We have a BRAND NEW challenge for you over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! This week it is all about CREATING YOUR OWN BACKGROUND! Umm... yup. So that's fun stuff, folks. For reals, though. The design team is featuring Faber-Castell Gelatos this week! You don't have to use them to play along, but if you have some, we'd love to see what you do with them! They are such a fun medium to work in! SO versatile!

Autumn Thank You


I actually went a slightly different route and used my gelatos as a water color medium on my images and used embossing paste for the background that I created. I love the tone on tone textured background using the brand new Dots and Lines stencil behind the adorable pumpkins. To watercolor with the gelatos, I simply colored on a craft sheet and then used my waterbrush to paint the pumpkins. I SO love this look!

Autumn Thank You (detail)


Now it's YOUR turn! Create a project with your own unique background and link it up for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!

ALSO... I wanted to let you guys know that I have a few more de-stash mystery boxes ready to ship. They are Medium Flat Rate USPS Priority boxes that I can ship to US addresses only. I am asking $45 SHIPPED for these boxes. (That is around $30 for the product! WHAT?!) They are SUPER stuffed and include both new and gently used stamp sets (over ten in each box), patterned paper, embellishments, ribbon/twine, some even include dies, inks, and more! Please email me if you are interested in purchasing one of these boxes!


Have a Happy!




29 comments:

  1. First, OMG WHOVIANS!!!! I made this for the fair (and my Christmas Tree).

    http://ohhhsnapper.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-tardis-snow-ornament.html

    Second, Backgrounds are TOTALLY cool : D. And I just found a huge stash (they were hidden by process of being put away)of background stamp.

    Love the card, the background is so there, but without stealing the show.

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  2. love the subtle touch of the white embossing paste texture and background- looks awesome jennifer!!

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  3. fabulous card Jennifer :-) I love the background ,,, simple and perfect and the watercoloured pumpkins are gorgeous too, lovely watercolouring :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  4. I immediately thought of bow ties with your title. What do you think of the new dr? Have you seen the new episodes yet? I haven't, we don't get BBC America, but I will!

    Ok, now I love this card! nice job on the bg--couldn't tell if it was embossed or stenciled until I read it. Love the color strip too!

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  5. Very cute combination, Jennifer! Love the subtle stencil background!

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  6. Oooh, such a cool card! Love your background!

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  7. A gorgeous card Jennifer, I love the white on white background and great watercolouring on the pumpkins!!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

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  8. Love that kind of paste/stencil shadow/mat you created and the coloring on the pumpkins is so pretty!

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  9. Super cute. Love your water colored pumpkins AND that awesome background.

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  10. Amazing card!! LOVE the watercoloring with gelatos on the pumpkins!! And that white on white background rocks!! Amazing card!

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  11. Lovely crisp card, the watercolouring is beautiful and the colourful paper strip adds perfect interest. The sequins give a fab balance.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  12. Such a fun and awesome card! Love this new challenge, can't wait to play along!

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  13. I love your background texture and thanks for the reminder that I now have Gelatos other than silver and gold that I can watercolor with!
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  14. Oh amazing and clean card Jennifer!!! Great white texture on the white background, great watercolouring on the pumpkins.

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  15. wow great card..love how you added the texture to this card..

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  16. hi Jingle! super cute card, luv the punkins...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  17. Those pumpkins look so realistic. I have never used gelatos, but I love your results! Great stencil and textures!

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  18. Totally cool bg Jennifer. I love how you colored your punkins.

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  19. Fabulous card, love how you only used part of the stencil, the pumpkins are fab too
    luv
    Debby

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  20. Absolutely love it Jenn - the colour on the pumpkins is so rich - gorgeous!

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  21. Love the design and layout on this card. Great watercoloring with the Gelatos.

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  22. Fabulous card. I love how you have used the gelatos and I love your embossed background, love that stencil !

    Jo x

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  23. Love the stenciled paste BG and those adorable pumpkins :)

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  24. Fabulous design! The pumpkins are colored so beautifully!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  25. Gorgeous card Jennifer! Love how you used that stencil!! I may have to CASE that one!! ;)

    hugs...

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  26. Absolutely stunning! Love everything about this - the clear, crisp stamping and textured background, the pop of colour down the side .. all fab!

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  27. Love the textured background - just in white it makes the pumpkins pop! I love the little strip of colour down the side too. Cx

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