Sketch Challenge with Bird Banter

Welcome back, stamping friend, to another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew! Here is the sketch for this week’s PCC#281.

Sketch Challenge with Bird Banter


I decided to stay with the bird as the focal image, but you can change it up to whatever you want!


Sketch Challenge with Bird Banter

I had such fun colouring this bird with my Stampin’ Blends Markers! 🙂


This card was so quick to put together, that I felt like I was cheating somehow! I pulled the coloured pattern from the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper that I got for FREE from Sale-A-Bration. I then pulled the second pattern from the same DSP, and from there I decided on my colour palette.

First, stamp the bird from the Bird Banter stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock, in Memento Black ink. This ink is the one to use, if you’re going to use the Blends alcohol markers, as it won’t bleed.  Next, use the Light Daffodil Delight, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Calypso Coral Blends and the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to colour the bird. Yup – that’s pretty much every colour in the DSP! Use the Paper Snips to cut out the bird by hand.

Use the Leaf Punch (carried over from the Holiday catalogue) and punch 3 leaves in Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. I also used the retired Bird Punch for the extra leafy branch. Next, die cut the ‘celebrate’ from Bermuda Bay cardstock, using the Big Shot and the Celebrate You thinlits diesagain, FREE from Sale-A-Bration!


Create your card base with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, then add a panel of Bermuda Bay cardstock. Next, layer a panel of the Lemon Lime Twist DSP from the Bubbles & Fizz DSP.  The next layer you’ll create is for the focal area; another panel of Bermuda Bay cardstock, this time layered with the multi-coloured pattern from the Bubbles & Fizz DSP. Round off the top & bottom corners on the right hand side. (I used the retired Corner Rounder punch). After layering them, attach them to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now attach the bird with more Dimensionals, and tuck the leaves in underneath his feet, with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Attach the ‘celebrate’ above, with Mini Glue Dots.

Sketch Challenge with Bird Banter

I love these bright colours on this card!


No card is complete without something on the inside!

Sketch Challenge with Bird Banter

The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock. Just for fun, I added the little party hat, and coloured it in Lemon Lime Twist!


If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Paper Craft Crew challenge page, and the amazing cards made by the rest of the Design Team. They’re great inspiration! Then, grab the link and add your own card – who knows; you just may be our next Top Pick!


If you don’t already have your own demonstrator, I’d love to become yours! You can order the supplies I used by clicking on the product images below, or on my signature. Feel free to browse around my online store; it’s open 24/7, for your convenience.

Thanks for spending some time with me today; I’d love to read any comment you’d care to leave 🙂


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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! :)

4 thoughts on “Sketch Challenge with Bird Banter

    1. I’m with you, Susan! The bright colours are my favourite 🙂 So glad you enjoyed my card today!

    1. Tee hee!! I’m so glad you don’t mind my teasing about our spelling differences, Buffy! 🙂 And I’m glad you liked my brightly coloured parrot.

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