Saturday, January 13, 2024

Stamping Inkspirations January Blog Hop Sketch Challenge With Glimmer & Shine

What better way to spend a cold Winter's day than to hop along with the Stamping Inkspirations January Blog Hop. We are starting off the New Year with a Sketch Challenge with some glimmer and shine to brighten things up. Our Design Team will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to get creative for 2024. 
When I looked through my crafty stash, I realized I didn't have a lot of glimmer and shine to choose from, so I decided to go with something a little more understated and elegant. The Tartan Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper, available in the Online Exclusives, has a subtle shine to it and I thought it would be perfect for this sketch challenge. I love creating monochromatic designs and I thought this layout would look great with a Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock combination.  
Products Used:
Go To Greetings stamp set (item #158763)
Timeless Arrangements Dies (item #161625)
Pretty Peacock Cardstock (item #150880)
Tartan Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper (item #162332) Online Exclusive
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Loose Frosted Dots (item #161153) Online Exclusive
Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Pretty Peacock Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Timeless Arrangements Dies
2 Strips - 1/4" x 7" (Trimmed to size)
Tartan Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
For this card design, I went with a more subdued shine for my card design. I love the beautiful Tartan Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper and the subtle shine that it has to the designs. I chose to go with the Lost Lagoon pattern and combined it with Pretty Peacock cardstock to make the design pop. I love the monochromatic feel of this design with this sketch layout as the soft plaid background pattern works well with the diagonal strips. I went with 1/4" strips and adhered them to the card front and trimmed off the excess. I attached the card front to the Pretty Peacock card base to create the basic design. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the Happy Birthday image from the Go To Greetings stamp set using Silver embossing powder. This stamp set is one of my favorite sentiment options and I love the variety of sizes and fonts it offers. I added the sentiment label to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals to add a little dimension to the design. For the finishing touch, I added some of the Pretty Peacock Frosted Loose Dots to the diagonal strips and the sentiment label to add some sparkle. I love that this design can be understated and have sparkle. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to give this Sketch Challenge a try and help spark your creativity. Don't forget to check out the products in the Online Exclusives for more great options.
Now it's time to visit Mo's wonderful blog and see what she has created with this month's sketch challenge. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you think about our projects and how we have inspired you. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. CAS. Always a great way to go. Love the colors too.Thank's for sharing this!💕

  2. Neat card. Those stamps are SO useful!

  3. Beautiful interpretation of the sketch. The Tartan Foil DSP is perfect for the shimmer & shine part of the challenge, Tricia! Love the frosted dots, too. x

  4. Love the clean and simple lines of your card Tricia so effective x