ALL THE GOOD THINGS SKETCH CHALLENGE
You don’t actually have to use the All the Good Things stamp set for this challenge; it’s just what I chose to use! Welcome back for another Paper Craft Crew challenge. This week is a great sketch challenge. I don’t know how Pam, our leader comes up with all these amazing sketches, but I’m glad she does! Let’s have a look, shall we?
PCC302 SKETCH CHALLENGE
What will you choose as your focal image? I can’t wait to find out!
ALL THE GOOD THINGS BONSAI
I’ve just started using the All the Good Things stamp set, and this is the first time inking up the Bonsai tree. I just love this tree, and the stamp set. The fact that it’s one of the DistINktive stamps, where the stamp lays down the ink in different gradations, really enhances the look of the image. I’ve always loved the look of Bonsai trees, as well. I’m lucky if I can keep a houseplant alive, never mind sculpture it!
With this beautiful natural tree, I wanted to use colours found in nature.
To achieve the different colours in my tree and pot, I employed my Stamparatus stamp positioner. This allowed me to mask off and ink up different parts of the stamp, while still lining up the image perfectly.
First, mask off the tree & trunk, and ink the pot with Gray Granite ink. Remove the masking paper, and stamp onto the oval Whisper White cardstock. Note – I die cut the oval first, with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits, so that I could properly position my tree in the middle.
Next, use the Stampin’ Shammy to wipe off the ink from the pot. Now mask off the pot, and ink up the tree with Mossy Meadow ink. Remove the mask, and stamp the tree. Finally, after cleaning off the tree part of the image, colour only the trunk of the tree with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker, and stamp it. I could never do this without the use of the Stamparatus! I can just imagine – none of the parts would connect, if I tried to ‘eyeball’ lining them up.
On a strip of white cardstock, stamp the sentiment, also from the All the Good Things stamp set, three times, in Mossy Meadow ink. The reason for stamping 3 times is so that you can use the Stampin’ Trimmer to separate the 3 lines of text, without worrying about cutting off the tops or bottoms of letters.
Next, use the Big Shot with the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut an oval from Tranquil Tide cardstock. Use the Big Shot again, this time with the Seaside Embossing Folder, to emboss a small strip of Fresh Fig cardstock. Finally, create your card base from Tranquil Tide cardstock, and cut a panel of Fresh Fig cardstock, and a panel of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the DSP panel to the Fresh Fig cardstock panel. Attach the small embossed piece of Fresh Fig cardstock to the upper left corner, with more Dimensionals. Layer the 2 ovals together with Dimensionals, and attach them to the right hand side of the panels. Use the Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of the sentiment strips, and attach them to the left side of the ovals, overlapping the ends on the ovals. Now, wrap a length of Linen Thread twice around the top of the panels. Attach a double bow of the same thread to the middle of the embossed piece, with Mini Glue Dots. I love having the different types of adhesive available; this way you always have the right one for the job!
Now, attach your front panels to your Tranquil Tide cardstock base. What a great job! (humble brag, there!)
I love all the layers! Even the DSP looks like it’s layered, with the different tones of Tranquil Tide and Sea Foam, even Fresh Fig, in the colours.
DON’T FORGET THE INSIDE!
Add a panel of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of your card. You won’t be able to see any stamping or writing on the dark Tranquil Tide!
I wasn’t sure what sentiment I wanted to use inside, so instead I just added several of the small flower image from the All the Good Things stamp set, in Fresh Fig ink. Again, the DistINKtive design of the stamp allows you to see such detail in the flowers! Just lovely.
JOIN US IN THE CHALLENGE!
We’ve been having amazing participation in our challenges lately – thank you SO much for joining in the fun! You are all so madly creative, it’s such a joy to see your creations. Please check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with, on the Paper Craft Crew challenge page. That’s also where you’ll find the link, to add your card to the challenge.
ORDER YOUR SUPPLIES
If you don’t already have a demo you work with, I’d be so happy to help! You can order the products I used to create my card by clicking on the product images below. You can also of course add more items to your cart. Remember that we have the Bonus Days going on this month; for every $60 order (before tax/shipping) you’ll receive a $6 Coupon Code to redeem in September! Nothing better than getting paid to shop 🙂