PCC305 SKETCH CHALLENGE
Welcome to PCC305 Sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew! This week’s sketch is very open for interpretation – I can’t wait to see what you make with it. Have a look at what you’ll be working with.
Remember that you can flip the sketch sideways, upside down or backwards! You can also replace the focal shape to another shape, if you want. Just stick with the basic sketch, and get creative. Choose your own colours, images, stamp set and papers to use.
I decided to keep the focal shape as a circle, and use a panel I had created for my Product Spotlight on Versamark Ink. (if you missed that post, you can read it HERE).
I simply took the square panel that I had created, and die cut it into a circle, and added a layer behind it! A little extra stamping and die cutting, and voila! My card was done. I’m always thrilled when I’m able to use up my ‘bits and pieces’ that I have stashed on my work table!
CARD FRONT DETAILS
To create the focal image piece, first stamp the snowflake image from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock in Versamark ink. Cover the stamping with White Embossing Powder; shake off any excess. Next, set the powder with the Heat Tool. Now, using Sponge Daubers with the Mint Macaron and Highland Heather ink pads, sponge on the 2 colours over top of the embossed images. Because of the embossing, they resist the sponged on ink! If they seem a little dull after sponging, take a tissue or paper towel, and just buff off any ink that may be sitting on top.
Die cut the panel, and the Highland Heather one below it, using the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits. Attach the 2 circles together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next, create your snowflakes with the Blizzard Thinlits Die, the Big Shot, and Glimmer Paper in Silver. This die cuts a whole panel of snowflakes at once – perfect to use on another card, and all the snowflakes for even more cards! By the way – you can combine the stamp set and die, for a 10% savings!
For the rest of the card, you’ll need a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Mint Macaron cardstock, stamped in Versamark with the small dotted image also from the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. Cut a 1″ x 4″ strip of Silver Glimmer Paper, and attach it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the left side of the Mint Macaron panel. Stamp a small strip of Highland Heather cardstock with the small snowflakes, in Highland Heather ink. Attach it with the liquid glue on top of the glimmer strip, then attach 3 of the small glimmer snowflakes to it.
Now attach your 2 circle panels to the right side of the card front, with Dimensionals. Attach 3 layered die cut glimmer snowflakes on top of each other with liquid glue (one large, then smaller, then smallest), then attach them to the side of the circle, with more liquid glue.
Finally, attach your panel to a card base of Highland Heather cardstock.
Repeating the glimmer paper on the side, and in the focal area, helps tie it all together, as well as using the same 2 ink and cardstock colours.
This sentiment is also in the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set. Stamp in Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Add the snowflakes in Mint Macaron ink, stamped off once, for a softer look. This also helps tie the inside together with the outside of the card.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
If you need more inspiration, check out what the rest of the Design Team have created, on the Paper Craft Crew challenge page! That’s also where you’ll find the link for our PCC305 Sketch Challenge, for adding your card. I can’t wait to see which stamp set, and colours you’ll use for your project.
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