Welcome back  – it’s time for another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

I hope you’ve been playing along with our challenges; I think they’re a fabulous way to get your creative juices flowing, get new ideas on layouts and maybe even using your stamps & products in new ways!

This week’s sketch really did challenge me at first, until I sat down & just got goin’ on it!

Here is the sketch:

This is the card I created, using some new, some old and some current products, stamps and techniques!

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This card looks much more ‘cosmic’ in real life! 🙂

I had read about a technique that was shown at the Stampin’ Up! convention in July, and I really wanted to try it out – I’m calling it ‘glitter splatter’ (I’m not sure what it was called at convention).

The first thing I did was cut my Basic Black cardstock panel (4″ x 5 1/4″), and set it in the middle of my Grid Paper, which I always use as my work surface.  Then, in an empty embellishment container, I added about 2 teaspoons of water, then added about 1 teaspoon (or less, I didn’t actually measure) of our Tombow Multipurpose Glue, then mixed the two together with an small, clean paintbrush.  Once it was about the consistency of watery pudding (thicker than milk, lighter than pudding), I wet my paintbrush with the mixture, and tapped it on the back of my hand over the Basic Black cardstock, splattering the glue mixture randomly over the cardstock.  I repeated this until I was happy with the amount & placements of the splatters, then quickly shook my Gold Stampin’ Glitter over the cardstock, covering all of the splatters.  I then shook off the excess, and voila!  A cosmic explosion!

I then used my Stars Framelits and Big Shot to die cut stars in 3 different sizes from Whisper White, Crushed Curry and Gold Glimmer Paper.  The Whisper White star I had stamped with the sun image from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set, in Crushed Curry ink.

I then used the retired Label Flip Card thinlit set for the Arrow shape, and die cut it from Gold Glimmer Paper, as well.  The 2 banners are cardstock in Whisper White and Crushed Curry, and the Joy to All sentiment is from a new stamp set called Festive Fireplace, which you will see in the Holiday Catalogue on September 1st!  The banner tails were made  using the Banner Triple Punch.

The pieces were all mounted to the Basic Black cardstock, which was then mounted to a base of Crushed Curry cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed my ‘cosmic card’ – and that you’ll try out the new ‘glitter splatter’ technique!  In a happy coincidence, the Silver Stampin’ Glitter and the Gold Glimmer Paper are on sale this week, in the Weekly Deals, so make sure you stock up!

If you have time, I’d love you to leave a comment, and let me know what you think of my card – then head over to the Paper Craft Crew page to see the other amazing cards the rest of the design team have created for your inspiration!  Then, create your own card, and join us in the challenge!

Hope to see you there!  In the meantime – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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