Sick Sketch Challenge

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.

CPC48, Craft Project Central

Wanna see my card? (Well, duh. That’s why you’re here, right? I mean, it’s not to read my “blathering,” I know!)

CPC48, Stampin' Up!

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.

I stamped flowers from the Petite Petals set instead of the circles in the sketch, punched them, and then added a Basic Rhinestone Jewel in the center of each.

Finally, I added two hearts punched from Silver Glimmer Paper for the embellishment around the sentiment layer. The heart punch is one of the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punches.

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!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Sick Sketch Challenge

  1. jumpyjess says:

    The card turned out lovely! 🙂


  2. Emilie Boyd says:

    Love that layout


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