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Rockin the Sketch

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Birdie Brown Freebie


I almost never participate in sketch challenges because, I get all caught up in trying to copy the sketch but, not “COPY” the sketch. Do you know what I mean? The idea is to follow along with the original but, make it your own. And the whole time I’m thinking “this doesn’t look like the original”! Very stressful. LOL

But this time the prize was way too tempting for me to sit this one out. I can’t tell you what the prize is but, you can see for yourself by hopping along the blogging trail. Cards Blog Challenge


For my version of the sketch I used the sentiment portion of Birdie Brown’s monthly freebie, an older wood mount musical score stamp and some Spellbinder Nestabilities Dies. I printed the sentiment out and colored the words in green before blotting the banner in some Shock Pink Copic refill ink. As you can see the pink bleed onto the green and gave me an unintentional two toned effect, that I wound up really liking. The two toned ink gave me the inspiration to create the green star insert for the pink circle. As a final touch I added Glossy Accents and some Fairy Dust glitter to the sentiment and star and a few pink gems too.

I will be entering my card into the Cards Blog Challenge to win the a fore mentioned prize pack. You can join in too up until June 17th!

Happy Stamping,


Dude, That Card is Like, Totally Awesome! :)

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My comment was chosen as one of the winners for the CAS-ual Fridays new stamp set, release/Blog Hop two weeks ago. I was so excited to get my hands on another one of their awesome stamp sets. (I already own 8 Happy Nights) For my prize I chose the stamp set Rad.

Rad Stamp Set When I was a kid my friends and I used to crack each other up by talking like Valley Girls. So, I think that I will have a fun time mixing and matching the totally, awesome words from this set, dude!

I made this card for my nephew Sam, who is turning 11 in June. Sam doesn’t talk like a surfer or a Valley Girl but, hopefully he will get a kick out of this epic card.

rad stamp set casual fridays

In order to create the neon paint splatter (very 1980 something) I used my Hero Arts neon inks and some Copic Clear Blender. First I pressed some ink onto my plastic table mat and then I added just one drop of the blender. Next I dabbed my paint brush in and then I just flicked it at the card.  The end result reminds my of the J. Geils Band video for Freeze Frame. YouTube it. If you were a kid in the 80’s you will remember how awesome it was to have your MTV.

Next up is a more polished card using the same set and neon inks.

casual fridays rad stamp set

I only had a chance to make two cards with this set before I had to leave for work this morning but, I plan to play around with it more tonight or tomorrow.

I will be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes.

A big thank you to Michele at CAS-ual Fridays for her generosity, inspiration and totally awesome stamps!

Happy Stamping,


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Burton Avenue

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Birdie Brown

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