Well, this week I decided to play along with CAS(E) this Sketch. Participating in color and/or sketch challenges is a great way to stretch your paper crafting skills. ( And it’s also a great foundation if you ever feel your creativity is in a rut as it gives a great starting place!)
When I first saw this sketch, I thought “Hmm.” I pondered it for a few days and then it came to me. I knew I needed a masculine birthday card. The simple color combo of Crumb Cake and Black came to me first. Then the layout. All I needed to do now was go down into My Stampin’ Space and find a stamp that would fit inside the circle. “Endless Birthday Wishes” filled the bill just perfectly! My answer to the sketch challenge:
I really had fun with this sketch even though it seemed daunting at first! I settled on gold stars but first tried two other colors for accents. I thought blue, and then thought yellow. Since my 2014 InColors were already out, I punched a few stars in Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey and tried them on for size.
While I do like the blue and the yellow, I may have liked a brighter shade of each color, perhaps Marina Mist or Daffodil Delight as I didn’t feel that either color gave enough ‘pop’. So I finally settled on Gold which I think contrasts nicely with the Crumb Cake & Black combo.
So what do YOU think? Which color do you like the best? Or would you have an entirely different color? Please leave me a comment and tell me your thoughts. Don’t you think this sketch is great for a masculine birthday?
Speaking of birthdays, I need YOU to help ME celebrate a very important birthday! I just celebrated a milestone birthday and I’m giving away a birthday gift! Anyone who places an order with me or thru my on-line store thru Thursday, July 24th will be entered to win a goodie bag filled with a full package of designer series paper, 3 rolls of ribbon and a package of buttons, all in coordinating colors.
So, order anything that is on your wish list and be entered to win. Need a few ideas? How about two new Christmas Stamp sets? Beauty of the Season and Christmas Bliss are both available now.
The long-awaited Blendabilites markers are now available to order! You definately want to get these markers and take your coloring to a whole new level!
Don’t forget our Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion going on now on our fabulous Designer Series paper. Double sided, in our coordinating colors and on-trend patterns, now is the time stock up on your patterned paper.
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From July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014, Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).
The Fine Print:
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Happy Stampin! – Nancy