And if you haven't already checked out Sketch For You To Try, go now!! The prize is amazing so that's definitely been a good incentive to incorporate Jen's gorgeous sketches into my crafting. Her sketches have always been super clean and easy to use. Sometimes sketch challenges are a little too wild for me and I have a hard time making really busy cards. The last challenge i was able to incorporate into this card is Stamping Royalty's challenge #7. I was hoping to take part in Stamping Royalty's challenges since they first started but I'm pretty lazy. This week the challenge was to make a masculine card and that's a definite challenge for me. I don't think I've ever made a masculine card! I want to use the excuse of me not owning any masculine stamps but who am I kidding?? I don't need a masculine stamp to make a manly card!
So lately I've been thinking there's a lot of stuff I own in my crafting repertoire that I don't touch. One of those items are sponges! I love the look and I remember having a really hard time using them when I first got sponges 2 years ago. Now I know what you're thinking... How hard is it to sponge color onto a card?? And I have no answer for you, but I just remember not liking how the cards looked whenever I tried to sponge it. Hideous!! I textured the Barely Banana with the new Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder and actually flipped it upside own and had the dots face down. The cupcakes were cut out and jazzed up with some Dazzling Diamonds. The grosgrain ribbon is glued onto the satin ribbon before being tied.
Now totally side note. I've been watching The Bachelor the entire time I've been writing this post. And my friend Penny just posted about her thoughts on reality TV. I have to admit, I'm a reality TV junky. Now I don't watch some of the hits like Big Brother and I've watched a season here and a season there of some other big hits like Survivor, America/Canada's Next Top Model, Top Chef, etc etc. Hahah now that I think about it, I've probably watched every reality show out there except Big Brother. For those that have been following The Bachelor this season, what are your thoughts on Rosalind? Do you think she actually had "inappropriate" relations with one of the producers of the show? It's pretty hard to believe that a house full of women would make up individual lies against one other girl in the house. Rosalind's last comment about how "inappropriate" it was for the host, Chris, to hit on the fired producer's wife in Australia was her shooting herself in the foot. Anyways, Top Chef Masters is now on! More reality TV! G'nite!
All items Stampin’ Up unless indicated.
Stamps: Out of the Box, Birthday Bliss
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond, 5/8" Whisper White satin ribbon, 1/4" Mellow Moss grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder, Stampin' Markers, sponges, corner rounder punch