Just For You Theme Challenge

Welcome to this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge! This week is something different from the sketches; it’s a theme challenge. The challenge theme is ‘Celebrations’, so that gives you a lot of leeway for your project. You could be celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or maybe it’s a belated Mother’s Day you made (but you didn’t forget your Mom – did you?!)


Here’s the theme picture

That’s right – the theme is all you have to go on! The rest is up to you; you choose the stamps, colours, and whatever else you want to include.


I decided to do a very ‘generic’ card, so it could be used for multiple occasions – Just for You.

Just For You Theme Challenge

I used the Beautiful Day stamp set from Altenew, as well as the Altenew Gradient Stripes Cover Die.


Create a card base of black cardstock, to start. Next, die cut a panel of white cardstock using your die cutting machine, and the Altenew Gradient Stripes Cover Die. Attach this to your card base, with liquid glue.

I decided to switch things up a little this time, for colouring my flower. Instead of markers or pencils, I used my Distress inks! First, stamp the flower onto watercolour paper with Picked Raspberry Distress ink.  Next, stamp the leaves image twice in Mowed Lawn Distress ink.

For the ink, press the ink pads in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters onto a piece of acetate. Using a small paintbrush, apply a small amount of water to one petal, and then pick up the ink from the acetate, with the damp brush. Start with the lightest colour first, which is Spun Sugar, apply it to one petal, and then move to an opposite petal. By working on opposite petals, you will reduce the chance of the inks flowing into each other, or smudging your outlines.  Allow each colour to dry before adding the next one, and blend them as you go along.  The middle of the flower is coloured with Mustard Seed Distress ink.

Just For You Theme Challenge

After the painting is dry, use the matching Beautiful Day die set to die cut the flower and the leaves. Attach them to the lower left front corner of the panel, using foam tape or squares. Add the sentiment stamp to the right of the flower, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To finish off the card front, I added some clear droplets scattered onto the front panel.


Just For You Theme Challenge

I love the loads of dimension that the Gradient Stripes Cover die gives, without adding a lot of bulk! I think it’s very stylish as well, and I’m glad that I finally ordered it!


Choose your theme, and join the challenge! For more inspiration, check out what the rest of the Design Team have created, on the Paper Craft Crew page. You’ll also find the link there, to add your project.


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Just For You Theme 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 stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - 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 stamp and create with me! :)

3 thoughts on “Just For You Theme Challenge

    1. I’m so happy with this new die! And I was surprised at how easy the Distress inks are to watercolour with – you should try them out, Buffy! (you know -in your ‘secret’ stash!)

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