Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wonderful Mother: Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

Good evening!  What a fabulous weekend.  I was able to attend Stampin' Up's regional seminar in Baltimore on Saturday and it was so fun to see my favorite stamping friends, swap, and be inspired by lots of creative techniques and ideas, awesome!  Then today I completed by first 10K race, and the best part was I finished!!!  So with everything going on, and spending some quality family time I actually only made it down to my studio for about 20 minutes the whole weekend, but it was long enough for me to make a card for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge.  This sketch is so fun since you can make it as simple or as detailed as you want.  I choose to use the Tea for Two designer series paper as my focal panels and since there is so much detail in the paper itself I kept the stamping really simple. 
The cardbase is So Saffron and I added a Crumb Cake panel that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Hexagon embossing folder.  Next I sponged all over the cardstock with Crumb Cake ink so the detail really pops off the page.  I cut three panels from the DSP and then matted each of them on Bashful Blue cardstock before cutting the flag tails on the bottom. 

The greeting is from the Wonderful Mother stamp set and is such a perfect little stamp set for upcoming Mother's Day projects as well as birthdays!  The greeting is stamped in Early Espresso ink and punched out with the large oval punch before being sponged with Crumb Cake ink. This piece is then matted on a piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock punched with the decorative label punch and once again, sponged with Crumb Cake ink before being adhered to the card with dimensionals.  The final touch was to add some Pretty in Pink 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon to the card, including a simple bow that has a small button brad from the Vintage Trinkets.
While this card is nice and simple it's so soft and lovely, I love it!  I'm sure you can have a lot of fun with this sketch challenge, give it a try. 
Have a great week and happy stamping,

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  1. That's a lovely choice of products for our sketch challenge this week. Love the Mother's Day sentiment layered like that. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn x

  2. Beautiful card, great layering and love the colors! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew.


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