Welcome back to another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

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I’m so excited about this week’s card – I got to use one of my newest stamp sets!

This sketch just called out to me – I hope it does to you, too, so you’ll join the fun.


I knew right away what I wanted to do, and the set I wanted to use.  This was a bonus, because inspiration doesn’t always come that easy!

Here is the card I created:

PCCCS156 garden in bloom

I’m so thrilled with this card, it’s silly!  And really, I have to give the credit to the fabulous sketch; and to Stampin’ Up!, who coordinate the papers and inks so nicely for us, even I can look like an artiste! 😉

I started with a card base of Night of Navy cardstock, then layered a panel of English Garden Designer Series Paper on top.  I cut another strip of Night of Navy cardstock, and stamped it with the dots from the Watercolour Wings stamp set, in Night of Navy ink.  I attached it to the left side of the card base, and added 3 Candy Dots in Melon Mambo.

To make the flower panel, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the flower outline images from the Garden in Bloom stamp set in Night of Navy ink. I then inked up the inner colour stamp with Lost Lagoon ink, stamped it off once, then stamped the inside of the flower.  The leaf outlines were stamped in Mossy Meadow and the centres stamped in Pear Pizzazz; the butterfly and bee outlines stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The inner stamp for the butterfly was stamped in Melon Mambo, and the inner part of the bee stamped in Daffodil Delight, as were the flower centers.

When I finished stamping this panel, I layered it onto another panel of Night of Navy cardstock, and attached it to the card front.  I then stamped the butterfly using the smaller butterfly from the Watercolour Wings stamp set; I inked up the outside layer with Night of Navy, then the inside shading with Melon Mambo.  I then die-cut the butterfly using the Big Shot and the Bold Butterfly Framelits.  I then copied the layout on the sketch, and placed the butterfly & bees down the right side of the stamped panel.  To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment from the retired Bitty Banners stamp set in Melon Mambo ink, and die cut it using the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, then tucked it in next to the bottom bee, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Voila!  Card finished, and me super happy!  🙂

I hope you’ve caught some of my silly happiness, and feel motivated to join in the fun – come check out the cards that the rest of the design team have made, and then create your own card, and link up for the challenge!  You’ll be glad you did 😉

Head over to the Paper Craft Crew page – I’ll see you there!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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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 “PCCCS156 – Paper Craft Crew Challenge

    1. Aww, thanks, Buffy! I love it when a card comes together, just as you see it in your mind 🙂

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