Friday, September 30, 2011

NOW WE'RE PAST #5...

which means #6 is up next! Time for a winner, some big congrats and another Fri-DARE-day Challenge!

A super-Essie-thank-you, with hot pink sprinkles on top, to all of our DARE #5 participants. We slowly but surely building up our DARE participation list, so we love referrals. Tell your friends, mention it at your stamp-nights, share the link on Facebook. Maybe we should have a DARE referral party?!?!

The winner of Fri-DARE-day #5 will be announced at the end of today's post. For now, let's go over the specifics for the next DARE!

The prize...

winner of Fri-DARE-day #6 will earn
a $15.00 store credit for Stampy Land.
Shop for any in stock item - and $15.00 is on us! 

Now, let's see the DARE itself...


I love background images! They can be subtle or bold, monochromatic or contrasting, busy or calming. One of my favorite ways to use background images is to heat emboss the stamped image. It's almost like  turning plain cardstock into a patterned paper.

And if you don't have any background stamps - not to worry! Create you own! One single flower or sand castle or flourishy heart, repeatedly stamped all across a card - creates a background image! {I always try to remember to rotate my stamp, stamp some half-off the paper, and try and balance the overall design!}


So this week, show us a card, any size, any theme - but with a background image used. Die-cut a shape, and background stamp that shape. Trim your card base and background stamp that. Die-cut a sentiment with a font, and background stamp the letters! Use a background stamp any way you want, but use at least one!

Here are some of my favorite background stamps from our shelves...

For some Fri-DARE-day inspiration, here is a card I made last night for a friend of mine who has a Halloween week birthday...


This is a 5x5"x 5x5" card, covered with some vintage patterned paper. I stamped the black cardstock with a NEW Tim Holtz Halloween Silhouettes stamp {which is currently out-of-stock everywhere!}. I heat embossed the background stamp with black powder, I love the tone-on-tone look of this. I also stamped my sentiment, with a Pink by Design "Big Thoughts" stamp, and die-cut around it with the LC Paint Swashes.

It's hard to show tone-on-tone embossing in a photograph, but here's a little bit of a close-up...


I hope you can make out the words "fright", "candy" and "bats". It's a great Halloween-word background!

And now - for our Fri-DARE-day #5 winner...

The winner of the Scrapy Crafts "A Little Lime" font is...

Miss Danielle - - - HOORAY Danielle! Congratulations! You can the outside of Danielle's card by clicking here! And the inside of her card by clicking here! What a bright and sunny card. She used an adorable stamp from the C.C. Designs line.  Danielle, please email me {stampylandsusan@gmail.com} and I'll get your information passed along to Dani in the warehouse. He'll get your brand NEW Scrapy Crafts font packed up and shipped out. I will also send you the code for your Golden Essie...


our two DARE Diva-ettes for this challenge are...


Tina, created an adorable candy holder, and decorated both sides of it! Cute cute cute! And she heat embossed parts of her LaLa Land stamped image. I love the dimensional look it gives her image! You can see her creation by clicking here!

And LWebster, is a Diva-ette once again! She's going to want to cash all of her Diva-ettes in and turn them into a prize! She made this super-cute birthday card with a Greeting Farm image, and a Scrapy Crafts My Micro font! You can see her card by clicking here!


Thank you all for stamping along with us for this DARE! I hope you'll join us and stamp a background...or two!

You'll find the linking for below - so upload your creation to an online gallery or to your personal blog. Then add the appropriate information below. If you have any questions about what to do, or how to do it, feel free to leave a comment-question below.


3 Comments:

At September 30, 2011 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Daniele C. said...

Thanks so much!!! I'm so excited that I won :-) Now I guess I come up with something for this week.

 
At October 1, 2011 at 6:43 AM , Blogger Nikki said...

Congrats, Daniele! You'll love your font!

 
At October 2, 2011 at 9:58 PM , Blogger Daniele C. said...

Thanks Nikki!!!

 

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