Inside every person

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and March 1st! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #23 – Anything Goes + Inked Background! Remember all of our challenges are Anything Goes and we throw in a technique twist just to inspire you and they are not required to play! ;)

I had THE best time creating this birthday card for a co-worker (she loved it, by the way!) featuring The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel stencil and Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, several different Ranger Distress Oxide inks, and Tsukineko Pewter Shimmer Spritz to create the background, then a fun River City Rubber Works rubber stamp and a Tim Holtz Paper Doll to balance it all out.


I created the background by smooshing Ranger Water Color Paper into puddles of different colors of distress oxide inks spritzed with water, and drying with the heat tool between smooshing sessions. You get a much better result that way. I then used the Mini Time Travel stencil with Walnut Stain Distress ink to get the clock faces. Then I moved the stencil up slightly and to the right and applied Distress Grit Paste over the stencil with a spatula. When that was dry, I re-placed the stencil and added a little more Walnut Stain Distress ink to color the paste. I trimmed down the panel and layered it on brown cardstock, and added twine, the stamped/embossed ‘older person’ sentiment from River City Rubber Works which I LOVE, and the paper doll. On a side note, River City Rubber Works has sadly gone out of business. I really loved their stamps.


I decorated the inside panel with a scrap of the trimmed-down front panel and a strip of leftover brown cardstock, stamped the sentiment (from a Stampin’ Up stamp set), and layered the panel on the brown cardstock.


A couple more angled shots… I’m absolutely loving how this turned out! So happy my co-worker liked it!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock, Ranger Water Color Paper
Stamps: River City Rubber Works Inside Every Person rubber stamp, Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Ranger Distress Oxides- Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce, Walnut Stain; Tsukineko Pewter Shimmer Spritz; Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel Stencil, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, twine, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project and would really love to see an inked background to go with it, lol! But remember, the twist is not necessary to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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