It's Wednesday and you know what that means…  I'm over at the Paper Craft Crew for the Weekly Card Sketch Challenge!   I love challenges because they are great for when you have a mental block or need some inspiration.  Come on over and check out this weeks sketch as well as the Design Team submissions.  The challenge starts today and ends on October 6, 2015 @ 11:55 PM EST.


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Card Sketch #164


Handmade card created by Pam Staples, Sunny Girl Scraps, as a design team member of the Paper Craft Crew.  #papercraftcrew #stampinup #joyfulseasonCardinals are one of my favorite birds.  I love that the Cardinal is the state bird of North Carolina and that there are so many of them around.  My grandma also loved Cardinals.  I've heard people say that a Cardinal is a representative of a love one that has passed. When I saw the Joyful Season Stamp Set in the 2015 Holiday Catalog I knew I had to have it.  I love the Cardinal with the 2-Step Stamping.  I think of my grandma when I stamp the Cardinal.  

The card came together with the card front base of Cherry Cobbler layered with the Holly pattern from the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.  I made a banner using the Triple Banner Punch on a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Layered behind the banner is also a trimmed piece of Tea Lace Paper Doilies.

Handmade card created by Pam Staples, Sunny Girl Scraps, for the Paper Craft Crew Design Team Card Sketch 164. #papercraftcrew #sunnygirlscraps #stampinupOn the Whisper White layer I stamped a branch with Crumb Cake ink.  Then I stamped the Cardinal which features a 2-Step process.  I stamped the outline with Basic Black Ink then I stamped each of the colored layers from the main body, beak and black "beard" of the Cardinal.  So easy! The stamped layer overlaps the Cherry Cobbler banner.

The finishing accents include a punched Hexagon from Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I cut the "peace" out of Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits which is attached to the Hexagon using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  I cannot say it often enough but I LOVE the Fine-Tip Glue Pen… Amazing Glue!  Then I added a Home for the Christmas Enamal Dot to finish the card.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 164Here is this weeks Card Sketch with the Paper Craft Crew.  If you are having a mental creative block, card sketches are a great way to kickstart your creative juices.  Why not stop over at the Paper Craft Crew, create a card inspired by this weeks Card Sketch and post to the blog!

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