Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 179-You Glow Girl

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Just a warning in advance—you’re going to want to put on your sunglasses before you look at my card for this week’s sketch.

Okay,  don't say I didn't warn you!  I’m jumping in to the neon trend with this one—I never thought it would make a comeback after the 80’s but it has! I picked up some small Hero Arts neon ink pads and a coordinating stamp set from i {heart} papers and put both to use on my card. The “you glow girl” sentiment from the Glow Girl set is stamped in neon pink ink, then set on a pink on pink dotted paper panel. The colors in the Bo Bunny Bold and Bright Double Dot paper pad aren’t quite neon, but they are bright enough to work with the ink.

I found a solid cardstock in my stash to use for the lower portion of the cardfront. I used scraps from the same BoBunny paper pad to make the little banner pieces that are clustered at the left side of the cardfront. A piece of yellow cardstock covers up the seam between the solid and patterned papers—and the messy, uneven tops of my little banner strips, too. I wrapped the yellow cardstock with some neon twine and added a white button tied with more of the twine. I’m loving this neon twine—it’s perfect for adding a bright shot of color to a design.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers and our special guest stamper have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro--taking the week off
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick
Heather Dennis, special guest stamper

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Hero Arts Glow Girl stamp set and pink neon ink pad, Bo Bunny Bold and Bright Double Dot 6x6 paper pad, Hemptique neon cord

Other: Pixie Pink, Yoyo Yellow, and Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); white button (Michaels)


  1. I LOVE these bright and happy colors!
    The sentiment is too cute!

  2. You, Lynn, and Dawn are super bright crazy people! Hahaha! This card really does glow and it makes me smile - love how clever it is! The twine with the button is too cute!

  3. OMG this is da bomb girl! I love how bright it is. If the recipient isn't glowing the card will make her. I'm still grinning at this stunner.

  4. Fantastic card hun...
    hugs and xxx

  5. What a bright and cheery card.

  6. How fun! Your bright colors and polka dots go perfect with your cute sentiment!

  7. Wow, so loving the neon!!! It is amazing!!!


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