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

I hope you’ve been enjoying yourself with the challenges lately; if you’d like to leave a comment either here, or on our challenge blog, we always love to hear from you! 🙂

This week we have a sketch challenge for you;


I have to tell you something; when I first see the challenge, I draw myself a little sketch of it, (yes, a sketch of the sketch) to take to my table to work on.  In this case, I was working on several challenges to post ahead of time, as I knew I would be in the U.K. at the time of the challenges.  So, between the time I sketched this challenge, and I came to post it – something got lost in the translation, and my card looks a *little* different!

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Yes – I did intentionally turn the sketch on it’s side; I knew I was doing that!  The part that I mixed up was that I carried the DSP through the entire card front!  (I do admit that while I was working on my card, I thought to myself that it was a bit unusual for us to have the DSP cover the whole card front – but I didn’t get up to re-check the original sketch!)

Oh well – this is my card, so I hope you like it!

Since I was showing off the DSP, I decided to show off the beautiful Blooms & Bliss, in the beautiful blues and greens.  I pulled 2 of the colours from this piece, so I used Mint Macaron as my card base, and layered a panel of Island Indigo on top, and the DSP on top of that.  I stamped the sentiment from the Number of Years set in Island Indigo onto a strip of Whisper White, then added one of the leaves designs in Mint Macaron (I managed this by masking off the rest of the leaf images with painters tape, while inking up the stamp).   I layered the sentiment on top of a strip of Island Indigo after using the Banner Triple Punch to create the tails on each end, added some loops of Copper Metallic Thread, then attached it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the Petite Petals Punch to punch out 3 flowers; 2 in Island Indigo cardstock and 1 in Mint Macaron.

To give the flowers some shape, I placed them on my Stampin’ Pierce Mat, and used the Stylus from my Simply Scored, and rubbed around the middle of each of the flowers.  I then used Glue Dots to attach them under the sentiment, and added a Pearl Basic Jewels to the middle of each one.

I think it turned out pretty well, considering I deviated a bit from the original sketch!  Well, the sketch is a guideline….and I did stick to the basics of it!

I do hope you’ll join in this challenge with us; for more inspiration, check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards on the Paper Craft Crew blog.  By the time this challenge closes, I will be home from Britain, so I will be able to comment on your card!

Thanks for spending some time with me!  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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