Beautiful Day for a Sketch Challenge


Hey there, stamping friend! Thanks for joining me today – it’s a beautiful day for a sketch challenge, with the Paper Craft Crew. That’s also the name of the stamp set I chose for today’s card; see what I did there? I do hope you’ll join us. Let’s have a look at the sketch first.


Beautiful Day for a Sketch Challenge

Doesn’t this sketch just set your imagination on fire? Hey – I just thought – that flourish could be flames! Remember, the sketch is your starting point. You can change up the orientation, and you use your choice of colours, embellishments and stamp sets. Just be sure we can still recognize the basic sketch in your final project.


For this sketch, I flipped it upside down, so that the flourish is going down, instead of up. I could have done it either way, but I chose this.

Beautiful Day for a Sketch Challenge


First, create your front panel of white cardstock. Add the strip of patterned paper across the top; I chose a simple black & white combo, from my stash. Underneath the paper, where the flowers were later added, I stamped a background stamp in a light beige colour, just to give it a bit more interest. You can see how well that worked – the flowers pretty much cover it up!

On a separate piece of white cardstock, stamp the images from the Beautiful Day set in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. Cover it with clear embossing powder, and set with a heat tool.  Choose your medium for colouring; I used my SU! Blends alcohol markers. The smaller bunch of flowers are coloured with Highland Heather. The other flowers are in Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive was used for the leaves. I used both the light & dark markers of each colour.

Beautiful Day for a Sketch Challenge

After colouring, use the matching Beautiful Day dies by Altenew with your Big Shot, and die cut the images.  Arrange them how you like, and attach them to the panel below the patterned paper, using foam squares.

Next, stamp the sentiment from the Beautiful Day set in Versafine Clair Nocturne, setting it again with clear embossing powder. Die cut the sentiment with a banner die, and attach it with foam tape above the flowers. For the extra piece, instead of washi tape I snipped a short piece of green ribbon, and tucked it in behind the banner.

Now you can finish off your card front with a few rhinestones. Finally, attach your front panel to a card base of light purple, or Highland Heather cardstock, if you have it.

Beautiful Day for a Sketch Challenge

This stamp set, with both the large and small floral images, is very versatile. Having the matching dies make it even easier to use, and play around with the images.


To see what the rest of the Design Team have created, head over to our Paper Craft Crew challenge blog. You’ll also find the link there, to add your own project. I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Beautiful Day For A Sketch Challenge

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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 “Beautiful Day For A Sketch Challenge

  1. Great job with this sketch Deborah. It just seems more natural for those flowers. Nice detail in using the stamp beneath the floral element. You can just see bits of beige flowers peeking out from below. Thanks for sharing and inspiring as always.

    1. Hi Penny! Thanks for visiting, and of course your kind comment 🙂 I appreciate you noticing the little details, just like you add in all of your wonderful cards. Thanks again!

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