Saturday, June 1, 2013
Can you believe June is already here? Well, you know what that means....summer and a new Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. This month we're following a sketch.
As you can see, I followed it pretty closely. The focal point is one of the sentiments from the Irish Shamrocks rubber stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle. After die cutting my cardstock using Spellbinders Labels Five die, I covered it with VersaMark and Vintage embossing powder. Once it was heat set, I stamped a shamrock (the stamp actually has three of them) with Versamark and Forest Green embossing powder and used the Molten Pearls technique of embedding the embossing powder into more embossing powder. Then I stamped the entire shamrock stamp with VersaMark and heat set it again. This gives it a fun watermark. The sentiment was then stamped with Staz-On ink.
The green embossed banner is actually metal tape that I adhered to cardstock. I ran it through my Sizzix embossing folder (Regal Flourishes) and then tapped VersaMark on the raised portions. I covered it with Forest Green embossing powder and heat set it. The metal stayed silver in the recessed portions. The backdrop is a Hambly Screen print (acetate with a design) and the card base is kraft paper. I thought it went nicely with the Vintage embossing powder.
Now it's your turn! You have the entire month of June to come up with a project following the sketch. Can't wait to see what you make.