Tomorrow I have a shoebox event with some stamping friends, and today I was putting the finishing touches on my card. One of the important elements of this particular card is the gold splatter. Splattering is terrible at shoebox events, because nobody wants to get splattered. I tried other ways to get that same look, but there was no help for it. I had to splatter. Tim uses Perfect Pearls, but I have Stargazers. Stargazers won't be too bad. It doesn't stain, and wipes off of hard surfaces, no problem. Since we will be doing this in a kitchen, this should be fine. We have to get up to emboss, so getting up to splatter shouldn't be an issue.
I did some test runs on ATCs before doing the sample card, just to make sure I wasn't forgetting how to do it.
I can't show you the sample card until tomorrow - a couple of the ladies read my blog, and I don't want to spoil the surprise too much. One of them might lock me out when she reads about the splattering, though (it's her house!). I really like building up a background like this - it has a lot of texture for what is essentially a single layer card.
Clear It Out - clean and simple (okay, maybe not too clean)
Creative Craft - make your own background
Deep Ocean - flowers
Going Grey - anything but a card
Tip Top Tuesday - T is for Tim Holtz Technique
Cheerful Stamp Pad - favorite background