Card Sketch Challenge

Hello my stamping friend! Welcome back to this week’s card sketch challenge, with the Paper Craft Crew!

Here is Card Sketch Challenge PCC260:

Card Sketch Challenge

Remember – the sketch is a ‘jumping off’ point for your project.  You can flip the sketch upside down or sideways, or change the shape of the focal point.  Just be sure that the basic sketch is recognizable in your interpretation.

I knew what I wanted to use for my card, so I flipped the sketch sideways, to make it fit my idea.  Here’s what I came up with.


Card Sketch Challenge

I love this fun new stamp set called Half Full, found in the Holiday catalogue.  In case you didn’t notice, this set was inspired by Million Sales achiever Linda Bauwin, a demonstrator in the U.S. who reached her million $$ lifetime sales this year!  That’s right – a million dollars in sales! What an amazing achievement. Whenever a demonstrator reaches this amazing milestone, they get to collaborate with a designer at Stampin’ Up! to create their ‘own’ stamp set design.


I’m a white wine lover myself, but I love the Fresh Fig colour, so I used that as my main colour, pairing it with Lemon Lime Twist.  My card base is Fresh Fig cardstock, layered with a panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. On top of that is a panel of Whisper White cardstock, stamped with the splatter image from the Timeless Textures stamp set, in Fresh Fig ink.

To create the focal point, I inked up the large sentiment first in Versamark ink, the immediately in Lemon Lime Twist ink, and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White. I immediately covered it with Clear Embossing Powder, and set it using the Heat Tool.  I then coloured in the leaves and grapes  using a Blender Pen and ink from the Pear Pizzazz and Fresh Fig ink pads.  There is no coordinating punch or die with this set, so I snipped the sentiment shape out with my Paper Snips.

Next, I took a smaller panel of Fresh Fig cardstock, and stamped the glasses image repeatedly across it in Versamark ink. I covered the stamping in Clear Embossing Powder again, and heat set it, for a tone-on-tone look.

The wine glass was again stamped in Versamark ink then Pool Party ink, stamped and heat set with the Clear Embossing Powder and Heat Tool.  I then used the Fresh Fig ink pad and a Blender Pen to colour in the ‘wine’ in the glass.  To add a bit of gloss, I took the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and layered glue over the ‘wine’, the stem of the glass and the highlights on the glass, and set it aside to dry.

Card Sketch Challenge

In the picture above, you can see the shine from the Clear Embossing Powder, and a bit of the gloss from the Fine Tip Glue.


Once all the pieces were ready and the glue had dried, each piece is layered onto the Whisper White cardstock panel, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I like how the embossing, glue and layers create so much dimension on the card.


On the inside, I added a panel of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink.  I couldn’t resist adding another wine glass – this time using So Saffron ink to create ‘white wine’! 🙂

Card Sketch Challenge


To get more inspiration on the sketch, head over to our Paper Craft Crew challenge page, and see what the rest of the Design Team have created! Everyone is so talented you’re sure to get lots of ideas.  Then, grab the link, and add your project to the challenge.  I’ll be waiting to see what you create 🙂


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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! :)

2 thoughts on “Card Sketch Challenge

  1. This is a perfect example of a stamp set you own that I do not. If you didn’t see my reply to your comment I said we should love closer so we can share stamp sets! Adorable card!

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