Happy hump-day, otherwise know as Wednesday! I’m here today to share with you the PCC356 Vertical sketch challenge. This is for the Paper Craft Crew – I hope you’ll join us! Let’s have a look at the sketch (and this time I got it right – it is vertical!)
PCC356 VERTICAL SKETCH CHALLENGE
As part of the challenge ‘rules’, you’re allowed to flip the sketch sideways, backwards or upside down. Of course you choose the stamps, colours, etc. that you want to use for your project.
ROOTED IN NATURE
For that tall focal area, I reached back into my Stampin’ Up! stash of stamps, and used one of my favourite nature sets. It’s called Rooted in Nature. I just used the one stamp from the set, and none of the dies.
I kept the colour palette neutral, to go with the tree image.
Set up a panel of white cardstock in your stamp platform. This makes it easier for inking & stamping multiple times, which is what you do for this image. First, ink up the image with Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn Distress inks. Stamp onto the panel. Repeat the inking & stamping, if needed. Next, use a brown marker to colour in the trunk directly onto the stamp. Now stamp down onto the panel; again re-inking if needed.
When finished with the tree, use the large dots stamp from the SU! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. Stamp them across the bottom of the panel, in Tea Dye Distress ink. For the sentiment, use the Picket Fence Studios Exhale Worry set, and stamp in Versamark ink. Cover with white embossing powder, and heat set. For fine lettering like this, I really like the WOW Superfine powder – it doesn’t ‘fill in’ the areas between letters.
Now you’re all set to layer the pieces together, as shown in the sketch. The patterned paper at the bottom is from a retired pack from SU!, as is the wood patterned paper strip. I cut a strip of burlap ribbon, and attached it with double-sided tape, underneath the panels.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE!
For more inspiration on working with the sketch, check out what the rest of the Design Team created! Click over to the Paper Craft Crew challenge blog; that’s also where you’ll find the link to add your project. Who knows – you may be our next Top Pick!
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