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We’re back with another sketch challenge for you from the Paper Craft Crew!

Wow – it was so great seeing all of the amazing projects submitted for last week’s challenge – I can’t wait to see what you make this week!

Here’s the sketch to get you thinking:


And here is my card:

PCCCS188 honeycomb happiness

I decided that I needed to get more use from my Free Sale-A-Bration set, Honeycomb Happiness!  I’ve used the cute little chick, but not the ice cream cone, so here it is!

I just love the adorable ice cream patterned paper from the Birthday Bouquet DSP , but I didn’t want it to overwhelm the whole card, so I just used a panel of it in the background.  I did use it for pulling my colours together, though – that’s one thing I really love about SU! products – the ease of coordination!

I started with a card base of Mint Macaron cardstock.  Then I took a panel of Blushing Bride cardstock, and created my own pattern by stamping the ice cream cone stamp from the Honeycomb Happiness set all over it in Blushing Bride ink, for a tone-on-tone look.  I then added a strip of the Sale-A-Bration Metallics Glitter Tape in Silver (sad to say, this is all sold out!) across the width, about 2/3rds of the way down.

Then I added my panel of Birthday Bouquet DSP with the ice cream pattern.  I took a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock and repeated the tone-on-tone look with the ice cream cone stamp and Mint Macaron ink, but I felt that it was just too ‘heavy’ when I layered it on top  of the DSP.  So, I decided to lighten it  up by placing the same size piece of Vellum Paper over top of it; just plain, no stamping.  I’m still on the fence as to whether I’m happy with it or not; perhaps I should have stamped the cones again on the Vellum?

On some scrap Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the cone in Crumb Cake ink, then stamped the ice cream 3 times, once each in Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder inks.  I coloured them in using the same inks and used Blender Pens for a lighter look.  I then added them onto the card, stacking them up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is also from the Honeycomb Happiness set, which I stamped in Blushing Bride ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I then die cut it and the Blushing Bride layer behind it using the Tags & Labels Framelits dies.  I added some loops of Silver Cording Trim behind the sentiment, then added it to the card front.  For a final touch, I scattered a few Silver Sequins on the front.

That’s it for my card – I hope you enjoyed seeing it, and got some more inspiration for your own!  Please do head over to the Paper Craft Crew blog to see the designs from the rest of the Team – they’re awesome, as always 🙂

I’m looking forward to seeing your card added to the challenge – have fun being creative!

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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