Splitcoast Stampers is celebrating their 3rd anniversary by offering a special forum, created just for this event, The Dirty Dare, where the Dirty Dozen Designers, past and present, are hosting four stamping challenges every day throughout this week, with eight each on Saturday and Sunday. They've created a special gallery just for this event, Dare to Get Dirty '07 for Fan Club Members to upload their completed challenges into. Anybody can view the gallery and comment!
Today, I had the chance to participate in one of yesterday's Dirty Girl challenges, BRAD BATHED CARDS by texasjodylynn. The general idea of the challenge is to use up those Brads!
This stamp set, Born To Ride, is retired and is one I just won't part with yet. The metallic background was achieved by wrapping aluminum foil around CS, placing it inside a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and running it through the Cuttlebug. The "happy birthday" sentiment was stamped with Silver Encore ink, then embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. The Aqua Painter was used to add a Basic Gray shadow on the "road".
RECIPE Stamps: Born To Ride, Riveting, It's Your Birthday
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Silver Encore
Embellishments: Silver Brads, Silver Star Eyelet
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, 1/2" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder & Cuttlebug, Paper Piercing Kit, Aqua Painter
Other: Silver EP
Note: The Paper Piercing Tool, Mat & Template were used to punch the holes for the rows of brads.