Have you gone to the amazing sketch website, www.papercraftcrew.com? If not, you are in for a treat. There are lots of sketch sites out there where you can go for card inspiration, but the Paper Craft Crew sketches are beyond awesome.
Why struggle with making a card? Instead, pull up a sketch so you have a starting point. Paper Craft Crew sketches are particularly well balanced. Your cards will be beautiful – and you won’t be copying (not that there’s anything wrong with copying…..) but you’ll be following loose guides that will help your card look stunning and put-together.
Click here to see this week’s challenge (PCCC#216).
Here is my card for today’s challenge:
Here is the sketch:
I followed the sketch and put some colorful Petals and Paisleys paper along the side. Can you tell that next to the paper is a thin strip of copper? I love anything shiny, so that makes the card special for me.
To make the leaves, I did some rock ‘n roll stamping. With this technique, you first ink up your stamp in a lighter color and then dip the edges of the stamp into a darker color, using a rock ‘n roll motion. I use this technique a lo since it has a neat effect. There are a ton of techniques you can use to make the leaves look interesting. It’s an incredibly versatile stamp set.
Under the leaves is some Delightful Dijon ribbon from the 3/8” Ribbon Pack in the holiday catalog. To finish it off, I added some linen thread under it, along with a sweet ribbon for the stems.
What makes the card look so “put together,” though, is the splatter under the circle. Cool, no? Truthfully, I don’t know if I would have thought to put the splatter on the card if not for the sketch. The splatter is made using an image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. Using Soft Suede ink, I first stamped off onto scrap paper, then lightly stamped the card. I love the effect it gives.
Come join us and play along! It’s fun. And who knows. Maybe you’ll be picked as one of the challenge winners!
Stamps: Vintage Leafs, One Big Meaning, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Petals and Paisleys, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Copper Metallic Sheets
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzeberry, Mint Macaron
Other: Leaflet Framelits, 3/8” Ribbon Pack, Linen Thread, Metallic Sequins
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