It's Wednesday and you know what that means… I'm over at the Paper Craft Crew for the Weekly Card Sketch Challenge!   Come on over and check out this weeks sketch as well as the Design Team submissions.  The challenge starts today and ends on Tuesday, June 16th at 11:55 PM EST when voting opens on all submissons.  Voting ends on Monday, June 22nd at 8:00 PM EST.


Paper Craft Crew


Card Sketch #148


You've Got This Watercolor Peony created by Pam Staples for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 148.  #stampinup #watercolor #pamstaples #sunnygirlscraps


Oh, am I excited about this weeks Design Team card that I created for the Paper Craft Crew!  I've been holding off on using the You've Go This Stamp Set because I feel like I'm seeing so many ideas that are so similar.  I needed to find my own inner creativity with this stamp set.  My goal was something a little different.  Well, this weeks sketch was absolutely perfect!  This card is absolutely stunning with the white heat embossed watercolor peony.

I am totally in love with this card!  It was so much fun doing the watercolor on the peony which just happens to be my absolute favorite flower.  


First, the basics:

  • Whisper White Card Base is cut for a 5×5 Square Card
  • The card front is Smoky Slate layered with Melon Mambo and Smoky Slate Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • You'll notice that I used the Decorative Dots Embossing folder on the Melon Mambo background layer.
  • I added the tiny banners stamped with Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry Ink using the Banner Banter Stamp Set then punched out with the Banner Punch.
  • The ribbon was attached and I tied a cute little bow!  This is Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon.
  • Add the top layer with the Watercolor Peony!


For the Watercolor Peony layer, I stamped the peony image using Versamark then heat embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder.  This is similar to another watercolor technique.  To actually color the flower I used the Aqua Painters filled with water then took the Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad and squeezed it so ink was on the cover.  As for coloring, I just pulled a little color and added to each section of the flower.  The more water I used the lighter the color and after each section was colored I went back and added more color to increase the intensity and darkness of various petals.  In the center, I used Crushed Curry using the same technique.  The flower stem is Garden Green.

For the finishing touches, I added the banner with the sentiment stamped in Melon Mambo with the stamp coming from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set.  Next, I added some Smoky Slate Candy Dots.

Here 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!


Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 148. www.papercraftcrew.comTo purchase the products used on this beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, I've also included a supply list at the end of this blog post – just click on any of the items to be taken directly to my 24/7 Stampin' Up! store to purchase the products used.  

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