Welcome back to another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!
If you haven’t already, you should really join us in our challenges – they’re lots of fun, and a great way to increase your creativity!
This week’s sketch is no exception – have a look:
I just recently got a new stamp set that I’ve been dying to use – here’s my card:
This stamp set is called Vintage Leaves (pg. 88 in the catalogue), and it comes with matching Leaflets Framelits Dies.
I love it in late September, when the leaves start to turn colours, so I tried to capture that here. I used the ‘baby wipe’ technique, where you fold a generic baby wipe into an ink-pad sized square, drop reinkers onto it, then ink up your stamp directly from the baby wipe. Because the colours run & blend on the baby wipe, you get a gorgeous blend of colours on your stamp! After stamping several of the leaves this way, I then used the Big Shot & Leaflets Framelits to die-cut them, and set them aside. I stamped the ‘thank you’ from the Tin of Cards stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede ink, then used the Tags & Labels Framelits to die cut the sentiment & a background layer in Soft Suede cardstock. I then cut 2 banner shapes using the Banner Triple Punch from Real Red and Delightful Dijon cardstock.
My card base is Soft Suede cardstock, with a panel of English Garden Designer Series Paper. I then layered rectangles of Soft Suede and Crumb Cake cardstock, then layered the leaves on top of that, then banners, Burlap Ribbon, sentiment and a retired Naturals button.
I had taken a few rows off of the Burlap Ribbon so the edge was a bit frayed; I then used these strands to tie a bow, and used a Glue Dot to attach it to the left of the sentiment tag. I then added a few loops of Linen Thread in between the leaves, and my card was finished!
I just love how all the layers look – here’s a close up picture, so you can see all the dimension in this card:
I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges of the leaves a bit, just as they do in nature, when they dry & fall off the trees.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my card; please head over to the Paper Craft Crew page and see the lovely cards the rest of the design team have created for your inspiration. Then, create your own card, following the sketch, and join in the challenge!! Trust me – once you start, you’ll realize how much fun it is, and you’ll keep joining in as often as you can! 🙂
Until next time – happy stamping!