Sketch Challenge Friday!

Stamp Off New Logo

It’s time for another BS&J Stamp Off! This week, we have a fun sketch from Jackie.

Stampin' Up!, Marquee Messages

First off, yes, we all know how to spell “vellum.” It’s just been a really long week for all three of us. And, hey – you knew what we were talking about, right?

Using vellum for a sentiment was a challenge for me. Actually, using vellum at all was a little bit of a challenge. I like to emboss it. I like to use it for the “Stained Glass Window” technique. But for the most part, I forget about it. And that’s sad, because it’s a beautiful product. So, thanks, Jackie, for this challenge!

I wanted to use some of my new products from #OnStage2016 , so I chose the Marquee Messages set.We were all given this set just for attending the event. I have to say that all but one of the sets we were given (including my Prize Patrol set) and the ones we could pre-preorder aren’t in my comfort zone. At all. So I’m looking forward to stretching a little! (Just so you know, I ordered almost everything on the pre-preorder. I didn’t get some of the cardstock packs, because I have all those colors. And I didn’t get some of the Thick Baker’s Twine, but I’ll probably order it starting May 3. *sigh* It’s a sickness. I’m totally addicted.)

Here’s my card.

Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

I used some of the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper (DSP) for this card. I thought about using two different patterns, but I like the way it makes little chevrons when you pair it like I did. It just seems to make it more “Marquee-ish.” I mean, really – doesn’t it kind of look like it’s moving? I also wanted to prove to Mom that I can match patterns. When she taught me to sew, she was insistent on making sure fabric patterns matched up at the seams. She was right, of course. Clothes always look more classy when the patterns match. And now it bugs me when I have something that doesn’t line up.

I stamped the marquee in Tangelo Twist, not because I wanted to show off the retiring In Colors, but because I forgot the DSP color was Tangerine Tango. Oops. I stamped the “You Are” in Pacific Point, then filled it in with Hello Honey. And I did use Hello Honey because it’s a retiring In Color. I really like it, and I haven’t used it enough the past two years. It’s my favorite yellow. Ok, maybe it’s second to Crushed Curry (which I didn’t like when it was an In Color, but now – YUM!).

I thought it needed a little bling, so I used Gold Wink of Stella in the dots on the arrow. Here’s a photo that shows it a little better.

Marquee Messages, Stampin' Up!

You can see it really well at the bottom of the arrow. And when it’s not magnified, you can’t tell that I didn’t “stay in the lines.” I also filled in the other “open” areas on the marquee with the Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Marker.

So now – the vellum sentiment. I stamped Awesome! in Hello Honey on the card. Then I stamped it again in Versamark and Pacific Point on the Vellum Cardstock, then embossed it with clear powder. You can ink a stamp in Versamark, then in the ink color, then stamp and emboss. This time, though, I used my MISTI (Most incredible stamp tool invented) to stamp it two times in the exact same place. That way I didn’t get Versamark in my Pacific Point stamp pad. I offset the vellum just a little so there would be a shadow effect behind the vellum. And then I added some Pacific Point candy dots to cover the glue used to adhere the vellum.

Speaking of candy dots – they’re retiring, as are the Brad Bases. Order now if you love them, because retiring accessories are only “while supplies last.” (There is a cool – and, imo, much better replacement in the new catalog, though.)

There’s lots of white on this card. I’m thinking maybe I should have used either Tangelo Twist or Tangerine Tango for some of the Whisper White layers. I’m not used to using this much white! But I do like it. We’re gearing up for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival here in Winchester, and this reminds me of a carny card.

Check out what Jackie and Susan did for this challenge. I know they have created something fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!
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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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5 Responses to Sketch Challenge Friday!

  1. Susan Horr says:

    I love this card! The Vellum looks great and it has just the right amount of bling!


  2. Jackie says:

    I laugh so hard when I looked at our challenge cards. Buffy, you were the only one who succeeded with the velum/vellum challenge! And I redid the sketch card with the correct spelling, but I guess none of us downloaded it. Anyway, I LOVE your card. I was debated that set, but now I think I’m convinced. And the velum/vellum really does kick it up a notch!


  3. debsmart says:

    I love what you did with this new set, Buffy! And you used vellum – congrats! 😉 I’m dying to see what’s on the preorder list, but I’m pretty sure that this one will be on my ‘must get’ list, thanks for the inspiration.


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