Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge this week was to, “…make a card inspired by your home state, province, town or country. It could be where you were born, where you grew up and still call “home”, or where you live now.”  So here is my “Home Sweet Seattle”!  I’ve had this stamp of the Space Needle and Seattle skyline with Mt. Rainier for some time now.  It was fun to finally use it!


I made the grid background design using some drywall tape.


After placing the tape on cardstock, I sponged it with a couple of different colors.



I thought the finished look was sorta cool.


Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Happy Crafting!smileygardenerani.gif


Stamps: Rubber Soul ‘Seattle’; JustRite 1-5/8″ Circle Stamper with Alphabet

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green and Ballet Blue

Inks: Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’; White Gel Pen; Copics

Accessories: Stickles; Rhinestones; Musical Notes and Tree Brads; Ribbon; Nestability Circle Dies; Cuttlebug; Dry Wall Tape

19 Responses to “Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge #227”

  1. Who knew drywall tape could look so good?! That’s a great stamp with a perfect sentiment, and I love the musical notes and tree brad accents!

  2. Drywall Tape … who knew … love the cool effect … also love the close up that shows your fabulous glittery touches.

  3. Great card…some day I hope to visit there!

  4. What… No Hanford reactor image… So dissappointed. LOL :0) This makes for a much prettier card! The background is cool I agree. We have wind and cold this week, not good for the sinus. Hope its a little nicer on the west side! Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh yes, the space needle. Never been up it but have been by it a few times! Great mountains in the background as per the Cascades you can see in Seattle when we drive down to visit friends who live there. Love how you used the drywall tape! Wonderful card 😀

  6. What a FABULOUS idea, I love this effect.

  7. AWESOME card and I LOVE the sparkle on the mountains!

  8. This is superb! Love the background and your wonderful image! You rocked the challenge.

  9. Awesome Susan. Love that stamp you used. I think I have a pic of the space needle somewhere. I was there years ago in high school.

  10. Love this inspired background, Susan. Now I almost wish I hadn’t given my Seattle stamp away…sniff, sniff.

  11. Very cool!! Very creative! 🙂 I like your Seattle stamp!

  12. neat background, I did this with pieces of screen, but I think your squares are bigger which would be nicer, like the tree brads!

  13. very cool background- it really fits the card!

  14. WOW!!! Susan this is FANTASTIC!!!! The stamp is incredible – love the sparkle on the mountain, the sentiment is fabulous and LOVE how you did the BG!!!!!

  15. Wow! This card is amazing! I really love this stamp! And the new technique looks fantastic! You have the best ideas, Susan! Love the musical notes and trees brads!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! 🙂

  16. OMG, how cool is this….what a fabulous background you created with dry wall tape, no less!!! You are such a genius, gf!!!! Love the awesome image and sentiment, too!!!!

  17. That’s a great way of making a background! I will kept that in my mind (if my mind keeps it*dooh* ) Thanks for showing Susan!

  18. Now that stamp reminds me of home since I was born and raised in Tacoma! Cute card and you did a neat job coloring it.

  19. What a cool background technique!!! Thanks for sharing! Fabulous!

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