Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New Sketch Challenge Announced!

All of us at A Cherry On Top love the Becky Fleck Sketch Challenges!  If you've never taken a peek at what's going on over at PageMaps, you definitely should!  There are mini classes, full classes and tons of inspired ideas!

Here's this week's Sketch:

Show us what you can do with this sketch and post your layout to our Becky Fleck Sketch Challenge #51 ACOT Gallery!  We'll be selecting a random submitter next week!  Create fast!  All projects have to be submitted by Wednesday - October 2nd.  Click here for more information.

Thanks for reading - Until next time!

     See Sketch Challenge Terms & Conditions

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Congrats To This Week's Sketch WINNERS!

We had such a great time viewing all of your submissions for our A Cherry On Top / Becky Fleck 50th Sketch Challenge!  We always love seeing your work.

Like we mentioned in the Sketch #50 Challenge Announcement, we decided to celebrate by randomly selecting TWO WINNERS!

- Congratulations TO -

Sweetsour(l) and CherryTat(r)!

We hope you both enjoy your 1000 BONUS POINTS!

Don't forget - all other participants receive 100 Bonus Points just for sharing your work with us in our A Cherry On Top Gallery.  We'll be posting another Sketch Challenge soon.  In the meantime, why not see what's happening on our Message Board!

Until next time!

guest designer call
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How To Use Perfect Pearls To Make Your Greeting Card Shine!

Posted by JeanMartin

Typically, you can find metallic embossing powders only in gold or silver.  Using Perfect Pearls with a darker back drop or on vellum can really make your project stand out!

First - stamp the image onto vellum using a watermark ink like VersaMark:

Next - select your favorite Perfect Pearls pigment and use a craft brush to apply the powder to the stamped image.  If you're using a dark cardstock, be sure to apply in small dots instead of just brushing it on.  Doing this will help you control where you place the pigment.  If you're applying to vellum, use a normal brush motion.

After you're done, lightly spray with a little water to avoid any warping to your vellum.  If you're unsure about this, just practice a few times. 

At this point you can fussy cut around your image to bring out the details:

There are so many ways you can incorporate Perfect Pearls into you project - including heat embossing!  If you want more ideas, please click here to view more of this how-to on the A Cherry On Top website.

Thanks so much for stopping by - Until next time!

Suggested Supplies:

bakers twine acherryontopframe die acherryontopfeather stamp acherryontopperfect pearls pigment ink acherryontopwatermark ink acherryontop

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Time For Another Sketch Challenge!

We've been working with Becky Fleck from PageMaps for a very long time!  We love her inspiring sketches and it thrills us to share them with YOU!

Here's Sketch Challenge #50!

becky fleck sketch challenge

To celebrate our 50th Sketch Challenge - we're picking TWO 1000 Bonus Point Winners.  Be sure to post your layout or project to our Sketch Challenge #50 Gallery and/or to our Sketch #50 Message Board topic!

Hurry - your post has to be in no later than midnite EST on Monday - September 16th!  
      See Sketch Challenge Terms & Conditions

guest designer call

Click here to find out how to submit