Card Sketch Challenge & 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is Here!

Tonight, was a fun night.  I have not done a sketch challenge in a long time.  For those new to sketch challenges, a sketch challenge is where you are given a sketch (or blueprint) of a card you would like to build.  In this case the sketch was pretty simple, like most are.  Very basic shapes give you just a hint of what you can translate it to.  Some people used animals in place of the circles.  In my case, I used daisies.  Since this is the first one I have done in over 10 years, I thought it might be good to stay as true to the sketch as possible. 

At first, I was a little disappointed at myself for not coming up with something that had a little more Brandy-Flair.  However, the more I look at it, the more I like it.  It kind of grew on me.  I think the part I had difficulty with was the glitter.  I am not a glitter person!  But, now that it is stuck to the card and not all over me, I kind of like that card.  I do need to practice using embossing powder again though.  It is funny how after so many years, I still have issues with it.  It might have gone better had I not had the 10+ year hiatus from using it. Embossing powder brings so much dimension and beauty to a card.  A little goes a long way in adding that special touch to a card.  There is a new to me item in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog that released today that I would like to try.  It is the white EmbossingPaste (Item #141979).  It sells for $8 and looks to be loads of fun.  You can use it freely or use it with decorative masks or stencils.  It also comes in Shimmery White (Item # 145645) for $9 that probably looks beautiful on a snowy card scene.

Speaking of the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, do you have a wish list yet?  I know I sure do!  Of course, I’ve already been playing with a few of the new items I had been wanting.  I am always on the look out for masculine stamp sets for all of those men in my life!  In this catalog you will find the World of Good Suite Collection (Item#154140) on page 24.  This suite called to me because for some reason it reminded me of my grandpa and all of the stories he would tell of his travels.  In a previous post you can see a card I made using this set.  I have seen several graduation cards made with this set as well.  
Another suite I can’t wait to get my hands on is the PlayfulPets Suite (Item #154136) on page 40.  I love my pets and I have several pet friends that have owners who would love cards made with it.  One of the pups in the set looks like a young Tramp from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp!
If you are in need of a catalog, please reach out to me.   There is a PDF version on my Stampin’ Up! Website, but sometimes it is so much more gratifying to hold the catalog in your hand and apply sticky notes to the pages on your wish list!  If you place an order of $50 or more you will receive the current catalog for free and the following year’s catalog as well!  Another added benefit to having a catalog is that it is also an idea book.  There are pages full of paper projects of all types to get the creative juices flowing.
Have a good night and happy stampin’!

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