One Big Meaning
If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I’m a designer for Craft Project Central. Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards. To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial. This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements. For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription. The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice.
Here’s the sketch for September. You may have seen it already; I posted the sketch and Michelle’s inspiration card here.
This is a super fun sketch. Remember – you can turn it sideways, upside down, or use it as is. You can use any shapes – not just a dragonfly and label. Sketch challenges are so much fun, because they give you a creative springboard, but don’t limit your expression.
Here’s what I did with this sketch.
I’m loving the Painted Autumn suite in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. The Designer Series Paper (DSP), the Burlap Ribbon, the Painted Harvest Stamp Set, Touches of Nature Elements, and the amazing and long awaited Leaf Punch are all so perfect for fall cards and projects. Of course, there are other products – the Gourd Goodness Stamp Set, Count My Blessings set, and Pick a Pumpkin Bundle – that also coordinate with this suite.
For my card, I used the Painted Autumn DSP with the Color Theory DSP Stack for the three background layers over a Lemon Lime Twist card base. I punched three leaves from Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green Cardstock, then layered the leaves and the sentiment (from One Big Meaning on a Crushed Curry Layering Ovals diecut) over Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist rectangle layers. Finally, I tied a Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon around the rectangles. I love the In Color Ribbons – and I love my dear friend Susan who suggested several years ago that we do a two-way ribbon share for each Annual Catalog. We each buy five or six ribbons, then send each other half. It’s a great way to get a lot of ribbon for half the money. I know there are lots of “shares” out there, but I need more than just a few yards. (Susan, you totally rock for thinking of this!)
Give this sketch a try, then post your creation on your blog, facebook page, or other social media site and link it to Craft Project Central. You could very well be the next winner of a subscription for the month of your choice!
My blog post tomorrow is my September project for Craft Project Central (which also uses the Painted Autumn Suite) and Friday is our Stamp-Off Challenge. Oh, my – it’s ANOTHER project with the Painted Harvest stamp set. I told you, didn’t I? What’s not to love? Sunflowers, pumpkins, fall colors…
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!