Welcome to our Paper Craft Crew PCC335 Sketch challenge! We have a great sketch for you to use this week as your creative jumping off point. Remember, you can flip the orientation of the sketch, and change the focal shape. As long as the basic sketch is recognizable, the rest is up to you!
So here’s the sketch! There’s a lot to work with, here. I can’t wait to see what you create!
FOCAL DIE CUTS
I decided to use a set of dies I have in my stash, for my focal image. There is a very similar set by Birch Press Designs available HERE, but the ones I have are not these. These are a set of 3 dies that you cut separately, and then you can layer them on top of each other, or use each one on its own.
I wanted to use some light, spring-y colours, to match our current weather! So I went to my stash of Stampin’ Up! cardstock and papers, and pulled this together.
First, die cut each of the circles, using Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo. Layer them together with liquid glue, with the Flirty Flamingo on top. Next, use the SU! Leaf punch and punch out about 6 sets of leaves from Granny Apple Green cardstock. Sponge some ink on the edges of the leaves. From Melon Mambo cardstock, punch out 2 small butterflies, and sponges the edges.
I had some Yupo medium that I had coloured with alcohol inks, so I punched out a small butterfly from that, and a small flower. Finally, cut a strip of patterned paper. I used the Tropical Escape paper from SU!
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
Now it’s time to assemble the pieces! Layer the patterned paper across the middle of a panel of white cardstock, using liquid glue. Attach the die cut circles to the middle, using foam squares. Tuck the leaves in around the edges of the circles, using liquid glue to hold them in place. Now attach the flowers and butterflies, with more liquid glue.
To finish off the front, attach some clear droplets to the front panel. Now, attach the front panel onto a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock, and then to a card base of Flirty Flamingo, both with foam tape or squares.
After putting it all together, I decided to go back and add some shimmer to the middle of the die cut circles, using my Clear Wink of Stella pen. It’s difficult to see in the above photos, so I took this picture, below.
I tilted the card backwards a bit, to try & catch the shimmer.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE!
To see what the rest of the Design Team created, head over our Paper Craft Crew page. You’ll also find the link to add your card to the challenge there. Remember – you choose whatever stamps, colours, etc you want to use; just stick with the basic sketch.
I cant’ wait to see what you create! Thanks for spending some time with me today 🙂