PCC280 Sketch Challenge

Welcome to another Paper Craft Crew challenge! This week we have an awesome sketch challenge for you. Remember, you follow the basic sketch elements, but you can flip it sideways, upside down or backwards. You can also choose your own focal shape – it doesn’t  have to be the one in the sketch.


PCC280 Sketch Challenge

Isn’t this fun? I like the ombre textured background, and the opportunity for embellishments and inky creativity! I decided to use a set I haven’t used in a while – the Dragonfly Dreams.


PCC280 Sketch Challenge

I just couldn’t stay away from the Brusho Crystal Colours! I knew that they would make a beautiful background for the detailed die cut.


First, I created the background piece that I would use for the base of the dragonfly. On Watercolour Paper, I sprinkled Brusho Crystal Colours in Prussian Blue and Yellow. With a Stampin’ Spritzer, I sprayed them with water, until I was happy with the colour saturation. Then I set aside the paper to dry.

While waiting for the Brusho to dry, I cut Dapper Denim cardstock for a card base, and a panel of Berry Burst and Whisper White. On the Whisper White panel, I stamped the grid pattern from the Timeless Textures stamp set, in Smoky Slate ink. Next, I used the splatter pattern image from the same set, and stamped in Dapper Denim and Berry Burst ink.

Next, I used the Big Shot with the Layering Circles Framelits to die cut 2 circles, one from Berry Burst cardstock, and the scalloped larger circle from Dapper Denim cardstock. Then I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits to die cut the detailed dragonfly from Vellum cardstock, and the outline of the dragonfly from the Brusho coloured Watercolour paper.

The sentiment was stamped onto 2 strips of Whisper White cardstock in Dapper Denim ink.


First, layer the 2 die cut circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and attach to the Whisper White panel. Next, layer the Vellum die cut dragonfly over the Brusho dragonfly, attaching with either Mini Glue Dots or Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then, attach the dragonfly on top of the circles, using Dimensionals. Finally, attach the 2 sentiment strips underneath, using more Dimensionals.

PCC280 Sketch Challenge

I love how the Brusho colours show through the Vellum!

After the front panel has been put together, attach it to the Berry Burst panel with Dimensionals, then attach that to the Dapper Denim cardstock base.

PCC280 Sketch Challenge


Of course, a card this pretty on the outside deserve a nice inside, as well!

PCC280 Sketch Challenge

The sentiment is stamped in Berry Burst ink. To add a little extra touch, I stamped the pretty detailed dragonfly in Dapper Denim ink, on the bottom right corner.  Still plenty of room to write your own message!

I had someone ask me once if I always add a white insert to my cards; basically, yes! I find that it ‘finishes’ off the card nicely, and you don’t have to worry about your cardstock base being too dark to write on.


If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the projects made by the rest of the Design Team. Head over to the Paper Craft Crew challenge page for a look! You’ll also find the link there, to use once you’ve finished your project.  I can’t wait to see what you create!


To order the supplies I used to create my card, click on the product images below. You can also browse around my online store, while you’re there. It’s open 24/7, so you can shop whenever it’s convenient for you!

Thanks for supporting me with your orders, and for spending some time with me today. I hope  you’re inspired to get creating, and join us for this 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 “PCC280 SKETCH CHALLENGE

    1. I agree, Buffy – how did we ever create without our beloved Brusho & Blends? LOL 🙂 Thanks for you kind comment on my card!

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