Welcome back, stamping friends!

I’m here with another sketch challenge card for the Paper Craft Crew challenges.  Before I show you this card, though, I want to say Thank You! to everyone who voted for my last card submission -I was chosen as a Featured Artisan for challenge 132!

This is the card that you voted for – thank you again for all your support! 🙂

pcccs132 my card

I have another card for challenge #133 – voting is open, so I’d really appreciate it if you would head over to the page HERE , and if you like my card give me your vote!  This is the card that you’ll be voting on:

PCCCS133 traveler card

Now for the most recent challenge – #134 – here is the sketch given us to use:


This is my card:

PCCCS134 sheltering tree

My stamp set and colour choices were influenced by the gorgeous cherry trees that are blossoming all around us, here in Vancouver.  The colour is just beautiful, and I’m looking forward to the annual cherry blossom festival coming up soon.  The city goes all out to celebrate their beauty!  If you love cherry blossoms, and would like to read about the festival, check it out HERE.

I started with a card base of Melon Mambo card stock.  My next layer is a strip of the wonderful Irresistibly Yours DSP – FREE during Sale-a-bration with your $60 order!  I wanted to incorporate the different colours of cherry blossoms (did you know that there over 50 different cultivars (types) just in Vancouver?!), I brayered an ombre effect, using Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe inks.  This Irresistibly Yours DSP is fabulous, as it already has a raised embossed image that resists the ink; so after you’ve applied the ink, just take a paper towel, wipe over the embossed area, and the white embossed image appears again.

The tree trunk was stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White card stock.  In stamping the leaves, I used the same technique I did with another Top 3 Pick challenge card – I placed the stamp backwards – the image side down – on my clear block, and stamped the flat outline in Pear Pizzazz ink.  After cleaning the stamp, I flipped it over so the image side was up (the usual way!) applied Old Olive ink and and stamped the leaves.    But remember – I wanted a Cherry tree!  So, I took the smaller image that could be leaves or flowers, inked it with Melon Mambo ink, and randomly stamped it amid the leaves, to mimic the cherry blossoms.

I attached the stamped panel onto a panel of Crisp Cantaloupe  card stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals, the used Tombow Multipurpose Glue to attach it to the card base.

I stamped the 3 flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set in Melon Mambo, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe, and used the matching Petite Petals punch to punch them out, and layered them onto the card using Dimensionals and more Tombow glue.

Instead of a banner in the top right corner, I stamped the smallest butterfly from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, then used the Bitty Butterfly Punch to cut it out.

I used Melon Mambo ink and the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set & matching Bitty Banners Framelits for the sentiment.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card, and that you’re looking forward to spring coming to your neighbourhood!  Please head over to the Paper Craft Crew page, have a look at the cards the design team put together, as well as the other card submissions.  There’s lots of great talent to see!

Until next time – happy stamping!

DebSmartSignature (1)


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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! :)

7 thoughts on “PCCCS134 – Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

  1. Such a pretty card Deborah! I love the way you’ve coloured the DSP and your colourful tree! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew this week :-0

  2. Love this card again this week, Deb. I’m loving your use of the Sheltering Tree. It’s so pretty and spring-like. Thanks for joining at the Paper Craft Crew. Crystal

    1. I really appreciate your comments, Crystal! I wish everyone could be here, enjoying the Cherry blossoms in person 🙂

  3. I love the way you’ve used the Sheltering Tree set, Deb. Beautiful colour choices and composition. You’ve done a great job interpreting the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

    1. Thanks, Heidi! I was thinking afterwards I should’ve just used the blossoms, and left off the leaves…oh well; next card! 🙂

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