This week, the Shabby Tea Room has challenged us to get back to the basics by creating a project using only the most basic scrapbook supplies. For this challenge, you can consider such things as cardstock, ribbon, lace, buttons and brads – basic supplies. Hand make what you can. Use stamps or embossing folders to create background papers and punches and dies to make your own embellishments. And NO PATTERNED PAPER!
You all probably know by now that I love me some patterned papers, and a project using nothing but cardstock usually frightens me a little bit. But I’m also ALWAYS up for a good challenge. And this one sounded like a perfect excuse to give my new toy a try.
Which I used to create the background for my simple monochromatic card by layering a block of floral embossed paper inside the panel of the Flourished Frame Cuttlebug folder. A soft white paint wash over the embossed areas adds subtle detail to the design.
I brushed the edge of the entire card with white paint, too, and raised the embossed panel on pop dots to give the project more depth and dimension. Cardstock is Buff Ivory from the Kraft Outlet. I love the linen texture and love that it contains 30% recycled post-consumer fiber, making it both beautiful and earth-friendly at the same time.
And yeah, me……….I’m using my stamps! This thank you sentiment is from my new favorite set. The image has a lovely ribbon detail to it, but I cut out just the label and added white paint dots to the frame. Love how you can adapt stamps to perfectly suit your needs.
I’ve been loving making my own flower embellishments lately, too. This one has layers of die cuts and punched flowers. Buff Ivory text weight paper was the perfect thickness for punching and scrunching for a fun, shabby look. I added a bright orange button for a pop of color and vintage trims from my stash.
Not a drop of patterned paper to be found. But I’m okay with it. 🙂
Thank you, Shabby Girls, for inspiring me.