Thoughtful Branches – Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge

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Hey there, stamper!  How do you like our new Design Team challenge header?  Pretty cool, right 🙂

Well, I’m back this week with another sketch challenge for you – I hope you’ll join in, because this is a fun one!

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At first, I was worried because I don’t have the scalloped square framelit; then I thought – silly me, the sketch is a guideline – my card doesn’t have to be an exact copy!  So here’s what I came up with:

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Don’t you just love the blues, and the dreamy effect of the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper background?!   It’s a gorgeous combination of Island Indigo and Mint Macaron.

I recently got my limited time stamp set Thoughtful Branches, and I’ve been itching to use it.  I decided to do some watercolour resist; first I stamped the trees image in Versamark ink onto a piece of Watercolour Paper, then covered it with Clear Embossing Powder, which I set using my Heat Tool.  I then used my Aqua Painter and Mint Macaron ink pad to create the watercolour background; simply brushing over the trees with the Aqua Painter, as the embossed trees resist taking on the ink.

After it dried ( okay, maybe a bit before it was completely dried; patience is not my strongest virtue!), I attached it to a panel of Island Indigo cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a card base of Island Indigo cardstock, then layered a panel of Whisper White on top of that, since the blues tend to be a bit dark.  Next is the panel of Blooms & Bliss DSP, then the watercoloured panel.  The sentiment is from the Sitting Here stamp set, inked in Island Indigo and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  I used my Paper Snips to create banner tails on each end, then popped it up with some more Dimensionals.

The washi tape in the upper right corner is a combination of the retired SAB Glimmer Tape, with a layer of the Mint Macaron In Colour Washi Tape on top.  I then added a retired Vintage Faceted Button, and added a bow of the retired Silver Cording.  A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and the card is finished!

Well – almost finished.  Of course I had to add some stamping to the inside, even though I haven’t added the inside sentiment, yet:

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I stamped the trees image again, in Mint Macaron ink.  I think adding an image inside helps to ‘finish off’ the card, don’t you?  (and we can’t forget the envelope, too!)

This was such a fun challenge; you should check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards at the Paper Craft Crew page – they’re awesome!  I hope you’ll join us in the challenge – you just might be our next Top Pick!

Of course, if you wish to order any of the products I used in making my card, and you don’t already have a demonstrator, you can click on my name below, and you’ll be taken to my online store.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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