Monday, April 6, 2015

Big News Birthday - Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday! It's time for the Technostamper Sketch Challenge! Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my sample:

I started by stamping the greeting from Big News with Versamark in the center of my Whisper White card stock and heat embossing with Gold Embossing Powder. Then I made a template with the Window Framelits and a scrap of card stock. I positioned the negative part of the cut card stock over the embossed greeting and colored in the space with my sponge dauber and Bermuda Bay ink. 

I will share a little tip with you! Every time I want to make a project with Bermuda Bay ink I'm always surprised that I still haven't purchased the Bermuda Bay stamp pad. What???? I know, right? Usually I can get by with my markers or I just change my plan....what did I do? I took my clear acrylic block - you know, the ones that you attach your rubber stamps? I scribbled ink all over the top of the block with my marker and then picked up the color with my sponge dauber. Genius, right? I WISH I had thought of that but it's not a new trick, just one people sometimes forget about, which is why I wanted to share it! (Coincidentally, I did manage to order the stamp pad and ink refill yesterday FINALLY!)

I adhered a piece of DSP from the Birthday Bash Specialty DSP Collection to Bermuda Bay card stock. Then I adhered the embossed layer to a layer of Gold Foil Sheet and tied a bow around the card front with Gold Baker's Twine. I finished the card when I attached the card front to the card base with dimensionals. I just love the sheen you get from the gold embossing and the gold foil balloons in this DSP. I tried to capture the "glow"...

Your Turn! We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!

Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me

Product List
Product List
Stamp :
Big News Wood-Mount Stamp Set [134015] , Big News Clear-Mount Stamp Set [134018]
Ink :
Versamark Pad [102283] , Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad [131171]
Card Stock :
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] , Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [131197] , Gold Foil Sheets [132622] , Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper [137783]
Tools & Adhesive :
Sponge Daubers [133773] , Embossing Buddy [103083] , Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] , Liquid Multipurpose Glue [110755]
Accessory :
Gold Baker's Twine [132975] , Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder [109129]
Big Shot :
Window Frames Collection Framelits Die [129021]


  1. Love your sponged background. The balloons are so cool in the background too, fun card. Thanks so much.

  2. Oh that sounds wonderful! Great tip. Sharpener