Monday, 22 December 2014

PCCCS #123 --- Thinking of You

I fell in love with the Moon Lake stamp set the moment I saw it.  The realism is what appealed to me and I ordered it as soon as Stampin' Up! opened up the pre-orders from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue.  I knew I would use it for the sketch at the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  I could see the finished card in my head before I even inked up the stamp.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 123 #papercraftcrew #stampinup #cardsketch

I wanted a break from all the Christmas cards that I've been creating (and writing) and so I turned to the Designer Paper that was the least like Christmas paper, the beautiful Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series paper.  I mixed that up with a piece of complimentary polka dot Pistachio Pudding paper from the 2013-15 In-Colours Designer Series stack.  The results were as great as I had hoped.

I began with a base of Naturals White followed by a layer of Garden Green.  I topped that with the two Designer papers.  Then I took a base of Calypso Coral and added a stamped piece of Whisper White.  I coloured the images with my Stampin' Markers and sponged the sky and grass.  Then I added the layered piece to the card using Dimensionals.

I stamped two flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set onto Whisper White using Crushed Cantaloupe ink and one using Calypso Coral ink.  Then I cut them out with the matching punch and glued them onto the layered piece using Tombo.  I added my sentiment centred across the flowers using Dimensionals.  It, too, was from the Moon Lake stamp set and I used Garden Green ink and then added a mat of Garden Green as well.  

My final touch was a bow tied with a combination of Crushed Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine, attached with two glue dots.

For more cards using this sketch, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.


  1. Such a beautiful card Heidi - gorgeous colouring as always! Love your double twine bow too! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and may 2015 be a fabulous year for you. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew :-)

    1. Thanks so much, Jan. I loved making this card. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas---I certainly did. I'm looking forward to 2015. Every year seems to bring new surprises.

  2. Absolutely beautiful card and gorgeous coloring. Love how you used the three flowers in the corner. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew and look for your card to be featured on the Featured Artisan Blog Post.

    1. Thank you so much, Pam. I fell in love with the stamp set and so it was easy to create the card.


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