Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Happy day for the Paper Craft Crew

Welcome to another mild Autumn day in Melbourne! A sprinkling of rain but at least its not cold :-) I have had a lovely day as a good friend that attended our Convention last week popped in with the new Catalogue for me to see - and all her amazing swaps! Such fun!! And now being Wednesday, it is time for another sketch from the Paper Craft Crew.

An interesting sketch this week!! And if you are wondering how to incorporate all those chevrons…you are not alone :-) So it is a good challenge for me too! 

I decided to change the heart shape to a circle which led to the making of a square card :-)

For the card base I used some Whisper White card and the DSP is from the soon retiring I Am Me pack  which I will miss! This is added to a piece of Calypso coral embossed with my favourite Decorative dots EF - so glad this is coming back soon!!
I embossed the spray image from Happy Watercolor with Black EP before getting out my little paint brush and using some more water colouring ideas from the recent Online Card Class and used both Calypso Coral and Strawberry Slush inks - and some Pacific Point on the butterfly. Embossing the images really does make it easier for the water (and colour) to stay where you want it :-)
For the greeting I used a stamp from A Dozen Thoughts and stamped directly onto the Calypso coral card, cutting it out with the fun Word bubble Framelits. The chevrons are punched with Chevron Border punch and then their wings were trimmed down a little :-) And then it was time for some Bling!

Card stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper: I Am Me
Inks: Calypso Coral, Strawberry Slush, Versamark, Black Stazon
Stamps: Happy Watercolor, A Dozen Thoughts, Papillon Potpourri
Accessories: BS, Decorative Dots EF, Circle Framelits, Word Bubble Framelits, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paint brush, Chevron Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have time to check out all the great cards the Design Team members have for you this week at the Paper Craft Crew.

As for me…well, my good friend has been kind enough to lend me her copy of the Catalogue overnight so I'd better go get reading :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Such a happy & delicate card!! It would definitely make someone's
    day when the receive it!! -Katerina

    1. Thank you so much Katerina! Yes, and I forgot to add that the flower spray is really shimmery - whilst painting I added a few drops of White Shimmer Paint to the water :-)