The CAS(E) This Sketch team his hosting a retro challenge – taking us back to a fun, simple sketch that we first played around with in August 2018. It’s fun to create something new with an old sketch and then look back to when you first created with it. What a difference. Here’s my card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:
If you’ve like to see the original entries for this challenge (from 2018), CLICK HERE.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Sentiment Combination. The “inspire” sentiment on my card is a gorgeous die-cut from the Sweet Silhouettes Dies, part of the Silhouette Scenes Bundle. The other gorgeous, scripted words in this set of dies are “forever” and “adventure.” The dandelion was also “plucked” from this set of dies. While both this stamp set and the coordinating dies are carrying into Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog, the bundled savings (10% off when you buy both together) goes away on June 2. Here’s a look at the incredible Silhouette Scenes Bundle: I selectively masked one of the sentiments from Harvest Hellos (a carryover from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog into the 2020 Annual Catalog and still available online now). I used masking tape to cover “make me smile” in the “you make me smile” sentiment for the first word of the complete sentiment and to cover “you make” and “smile” for the last part of the complete sentiment. Here’s a look at Harvest Hellos:
- Textured Backdrop. This sketch is super-simple, so my card is super-simple. To give it a little extra umph, I used one of my favorite techniques to create a beautifully textured backdrop on the focal panel. I opened a Pool Party ink pad and slid it over a piece of Pool Party cardstock a couple of times to create a pattern in the background. I love the effect! QUICK TIP: with the new ink pads, carefully plan which side of the pad you want to drag across the cardstock – with an opened and locked ink pad, you want to drag the side that corresponds with the label (otherwise, the pad will become unlocked and just slide out of place). Don’t ask me how I know. ♥
- Shiny Dandelion. The dandelion from the Sweet Silhouettes Dies is beautiful and fun. To add a little extra fun to the cutout, I painted my dandelion with a little Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I don’t use glitter a lot, but it’s usually Wink of Stella when I do. Here’s a closer look at my dandelion:Here’s a look at the Brian-approved Wink of Stella Glitter Brush:
Stamp Sets: Harvest Hellos Papers: Pool Party, Thick Whisper White Inks: Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Sweet Silhouettes Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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Product Shares. I released my Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog this past week. If you’d like to be a part of my shares (or if you’d like to learn more), you can see the offerings here: Here’s a look at the swatch books I’m excited to make for you with the gorgeous, new papers from the 2020 Annual Catalog: To read more about my shares or to sign up, CLICK HERE.
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