I had so much fun with the Creating Pretty Cards sketch challenge at Craft Project Central this month. It’s sick! And when I say, “sick,” I’m using the Urban Dictionary definition – “Awesome, cool, sweet, amazing…” Several years ago, one of the boys commented that someone was so sick. I said, “Oh, no! What’s wrong?” And, of course, they both laughed at me, because now “sick” is a good thing. Go figure.
This sketch challenge is definitely fun! Here’s the sketch for June, designed by Regina.
Wanna see my card? (Well, duh. That’s why you’re here, right? I mean, it’s not to read my “blathering,” I know!)
Fun, right? I wanted to do something a little different with the banners, so I used the new Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape. Once I decided on the tape, the colors were easy – black, gray & silver, and white. (I came so close to adding a red heart or apple – because, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but I kept the neutral scheme.)
I adhered the washi tape over Whisper White card stock so the tape would show up better. Instead of ribbon, I used another strip of washi tape. I didn’t want a layer of white, so I pulled out the new Color Me Irresistible specialty designer series paper and sponged with Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black and the retired Basic Gray to get an ombre look. I chose the raindrop pattern, because I just seemed to fit the “get better” theme. Plus, I wanted to use something from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set (since I wasn’t using the apple!).
I stamped the Fabulous Four sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then stamped the raindrops over the sentiment in Versamark. I used Heat & Stick Powder with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter to sparkle up the raindrops. If you’ve never used our Heat & Stick Powder, you need to give it a try. I know you can use a glittery embossing powder (like Iridescent Ice) and save a step, but it’s not the same. This just adds a hint of glitter to the raindrops, and they almost look real. The Chalk Talk Framelits worked perfectly to die-cut the sentiment. To make it stand out a bit, I sponged the edges with more Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Now – try your hand at the challenge! All you have to do is create a project using the basic sketch, then post it to the Craft Project Central site. For every 10 entries, a name is drawn and someone (or multiple someones!) wins a free subscription to Craft Project Central. Designers can add projects, and they count in the total, but we can’t win. So your changes are very good. Give it a shot!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!