Welcome back, stamping friend, to another challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

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We have a gorgeous sketch challenge for you – have a look;


Have you ever found that sometimes a sketch will just ‘speak’ to you, and you know right away which stamps and colours you want to use?  Well, this was one of those times for me!  Here is what came to mind for me:

PCCCS168 everything eleanorI knew that I wanted to use the gorgeous flourish from the stamp set Everything Eleanor, and the Festive Flower Builder Punch for the focal image.

I started by layering a 2 1/2″ circle of Whisper White cardstock over  a 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ panel of  Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the flourish in Archival Black ink several times, making sure I stamped over the punched circle onto the white panel.

After rounding the corners using the Project Life Corner Round Punch, I layered the Whisper White panel onto a piece of 3 3/4″ x 5″ Real Red cardstock, and layered that onto a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic Black cardstock.  I then layered the strip of 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ Real Red vertically across the bottom 1/3 of the card, with a 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Basic Black on top of it.  Over that, I layered the stamped 2 1/2″ stamped circle, lining up the stamped pieces, then added the flower punched from Real Red Glimmer Paper, punched using the Festive Flower Punch.  I also scattered the small ‘x’ shaped pieces randomly onto the card, and place a small Pearl Basic Embellishment in the middle of each one, and 4 in the middle of the main flower.

The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set,stamped in Real Red ink, to complete the card.  The card base is made from the Thick Whisper White cardstock; it’s very sturdy, which is perfect for holding up this layer-heavy card.  I would definitely make a special envelope or box for this card; I don’t think it would hold up to mailing in a regular envelope very well!

If you haven’t already, please go check out the amazing cards that the rest of the Design Team have put together for your inspiration on the Paper Craft Crew page.  I hope you’ll be inspired to join us in this challenge – I love visiting the blog pages of all the entries, and having a chance to leave a comment 🙂

Thanks for spending some time with me today; 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! :)

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