Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge


Welcome to this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge! I hope you have fun with this one; several elements could be fun to interpret!


Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

Remember that the sketch is your starting point. You can flip it sideways or upside down. You can change the focal shape – for example, use a square instead of an oval. You also get to choose your colour theme, and which stamp sets you want to use. Have fun with it!


I tried a ‘new to me’ technique for this card! I know it’s been around forever, but it recently resurfaced all over Facebook, so I thought I’d give it a try. There’s about a million videos on how to do this on YouTube; basically, you dip your string or Baker’s Twine into ink, place it in a pattern onto your cardstock. Cover the cardstock with a 2nd piece of cardstock – so you get a 2 for 1 – then pull the bottom of the string. Once the string is pulled all the way through, it leaves behind a pattern, that can look like a calla lily! I used it as my ‘flourish’ element from the sketch.

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge


When creating the string art, I used some regular thickness Baker’s Twine. If you use different thicknesses, or heavier string, you can get different looking results!  The first time I tried it, I put way too much of the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint onto the twine; I had dipped the twine directly into the bottle. It was such a mess – there was ink all over  the paper, in not discernable pattern! So – second try – I cut simply covered the baker’s twine with the shimmer paint that was on the paper, then pulled it through the 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock. Beautiful! I then repeated it, this time with Real Red re-inker. I like how the red shows some of the gold shimmer, as I used the same piece of twine.

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

For the sentiment, I  used a non-SU! stamp, and stamped onto Whisper White in Versamark ink. Next, cover it with Gold Embossing Powder, then set with the Heat Tool. Die cut the sentiment with the Layering Ovals Framelits and the Big Shot.

Next, use the Big Shot with some retired Red Foil Paper, and the Blizzard Thinlits Die. I find this die cuts best when I use it with the Precision Plate. Now, add the design from the Dashing Deer stamp set in Real Red ink at the top left of the front panel.


For the card base, use one of the Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes in Gold. Attach your image panel to the front, with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Add the sentiment panel to the right side, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Now attach the die cut snowflakes with either the liquid glue, or the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Finally, add some of the small dots that come out of the Blizzard Thinlits Die in the red foil.

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

This was a fun card to put together!


I do  hope you’ll get your creative mojo flowing, and join us in our Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge! I love looking at all the cards you creative people come up with – and I’m always amazed! For more inspiration, have a look at our Paper Craft Crew challenge page, then link your card there. The rest of the Design Team have done a great job with this sketch.


Ordering  supplies is super easy, from my online store. To order the products I used to create my card, click on the product images below. You can also browse around, and add other items to your cart from the entire store (which is both catalogues, plus the Clearance Rack).

I hope you like my card today – I’d love to read any comment you’d like to leave for me.


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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! :)

4 thoughts on “Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

    1. Thanks, Susan! I definitely learned that less is more, when it comes to inking the baker’s twine 🙂

    1. Glad you like my string art card, Buffy! I had fun making a bunch of them -now I have to figure out what to do with them all! (hint – please post some, so I can CASE!)

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