It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another SKETCH CHALLENGE over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. But in addition to that there is a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT and some AWESOME WEEKLY DEALS to share with you too, so make sure you make it all the way through for everything!!
I love participating in challenges, it makes me think outside the box and push my creativity into places it’s not used to going -OR- it gives me a starting point for my creativity. How many times have we sat down to get creative and been lost in the details of picking colors, sets or images to use, a layout or design… before we know it we have determined where we want to go and what we are going to make 4 hours later (thanks in part to Pinterest) and now we have no time left to get our fingers inky….
That’s what FAB about challenges, they give you a jumping off point out of the gate! I usually pair 2 challenges together to make it even easier for me. So I will decide on a color palette that I like (usually taken from my INSPIRATION PINTEREST BOARD or another challenge) and couple it with a template or sketch, (again from my CARD SKETCHES PINTEREST BOARD or a sketch challenge) This is what I created for this month’s sketch challenge for HSS.
I had so much fun playing with the SWEET DREAMS WASHI TAPE and the coolest thing about this card is that it doesn’t waste anything. Once I layered the washi tape patterns in a design (I kind of took a little creative liberty with the sketch) I cut out my sentiment using the HELLO YOU THINLITS somewhere near the center – where I knew I would place my tag to cover the hole. Then I ran it through the Bog Shot using the Perfect Polka-dots embossing folder for some added texture.
I created a tag using the ORNATE TAG TOPPER PUNCH and covered the cut out sentiment with it. This saves paper and you would never know I did that if I hadn’t told you. Maybe some secrets are to be kept?? Check out how I interpreted the sketch we have to work with from HSS.
I couldn’t just stop at one… I liked this layout so much and the design that I made another using some more modern color palettes… I used the STACKED WITH LOVE washi tape for this one… of course it isn’t complete without a little gold accent. I love these thinlits- they are FAB! It’s also a breeze to use them with your magnetic platform as well…
I have one more AWESOME thing to share with you this morning… Stampin’ Up! has gone and done something totally amazing… there will be 4 ADDITIONAL NEW PRODUCTS ADDED TO SALE-A-BRATION beginning March 1st!! That’s right, so for the last month of SAB you will have a total of 14 different items to choose from for FREE for every $50 you spend. AWESOME-SAUCE!!! Check out how cute these items are-
This adorable stamp set and In-Color thick twine and button set (I am dying right now!!)
Plus this adorable nature set, which coordinates perfectly with the ELEGANT BUTTERFLY PUNCH! The absolute cherry to this FANTASMIC sundae is this package of printed vellum… it’s AMAZEBALLS!!! I hate to admit it but I have already ordered mine and you betsa believes we be using it in March!!
But it get’s even better when you add in the current WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin’ Up! With all the awesomeness around selecting $50 in product to earn something for free will be a breeze, it will be staying within that amount you will find impossible.
Get your orders ready, you will want each of these for yourselves too. I will be back tomorrow with the first reveal of my March classes but don’t forget that you can take advantage of all the AWESOME ONLINE CLASSES & TUTORIALS that I offer. The ones shown below are just a few of the many classes I have available, they are great for crafters and Demos alike. Take a look around in my Tutorial shop and get in on the fun!
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