Monday, May 11, 2009


Welcome to the second installment of Trashy Tuesday! This week, we're going to find our inner white trash.

Welcome to the second installment of Trashy Tuesday! This week, we're going to find

According to Wikipedia:

White trash is an American English pejorative term referring to individual or groups of lower social class white skinned people that the speaker considers to lack cultural capital. It is most frequently used as a slur to describe financially, economically or culturally disadvantaged Caucasians. The term white trash originated in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area during the 1820s post-revolutionary war reconstruction boom. (Who knew?) The term white trash first came into common use inthe 1830s as a pejorative used by upper class United States southerners of all races against financially disadvantaged caucasians.

Think back to when we first started stamping...we didn't have all the latest and greatest gadgets, embellishments, and accessories. I was always looking for ways to add some pizazz to my cards. For this week's challenge I want you to roll up your sleeves and find your inner white trash.

Your challenge is to make a card that must include a tattered piece of white cardstock as your background...for mine, I spritzed a piece with water and crumpled in into a ball and worked it until it was distressed to my liking. You can tear yours, crumple it, stomp on it, run it over with the long as it's tattered somehow. There's also a cannot use any modern embellishments or tools (punches are ok but no added bling, rhinestones, cuttlebug/nesties, dewdrops, etc.); keep it're limited to using only image stamp and one sentiment.

Here's my "poor white trash" example:

stamps: Impression Obsession, Rubber Soul
paper: Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
ink: Archival Jet Black, Tempting Turquoise (SU! Marker), Green Galore (SU! Marker)
accessories: paper clips, circle punches, dimensionals

Remember, there are no time limits, vendor restrictions or other rules for the challenge. It's only for fun and inspiration. When uploading your card to Splitcoaststampers, Papercraft Planet, StampTV or any other site, please use the keyword RESQ02TT. And whenever you upload to a site or you blog, be sure to link back here using so we can all see what you've done! You can also use Mr. Linky below!


  1. Wahhooooo! My inner white trash has been dormant for a while....

  2. sorry. My first card is in the wrong spot..I had fun thinking about how to do this and making the card..Thanks for a good one.

  3. This is my first entry to one of your challenges, I had a lot of fun with this trashy challenge, it was a good stress reliver, love your card it is very cute.

  4. Thanks, Jacq. Like Helen I put the first one in the wrong place. Just uploaded the right one.


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