One Sketch Three Ways For The Paper Players PP447

by Joanne James23. June 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! I am hosting this week on behalf of the lovely Jaydee who had a fall a few weeks ago and is taking a few weeks off from crafting to recuperate. Jaydee has my favourite, a sketch challenge, for us to work with this week:


My regular readers will know how much I love a good sketch and this is one that can be used time and again. I liked it so much I made not one, not two but three cards with it to share with you this week (I'm making up for my lack of blog posts in recent days!) This is the first card I came up with using one of the Bird Ballad papers that I had yet to use:


A simple card with an inset panel of DSP; the neat feature on this card is that I cut off the shaped end and extended one of the nested stitched labels for the sentiment and then added a bird I fussy cut from the paper itself.

My second card uses the reverse of this bird patterned DSP for a soft floral card that is delicate and pretty:


I used a basic nested stitched label for my sentiment this time but added a ruffle of ribbon (retired but I've linked below to a current one that would make a great substitute) and a fussy-cut flower and leaves with a few sparkly self-adhesive sequins. This one is much more girly and pretty!

My third and final card uses both a border and fussy cut hummingbird from the Mosaic Mood paper set and highlights a new in-colour - Terracotta Tile:


I am on a mission to use these papers as the main feature of my cards by simply co-ordinating with a variety of different sentiments. I used the same sentiment on this card from the 'Free As A Bird' stamp set that I used on the previous cards above, but this time punched it out of Very Vanilla cardstock using the new Timeless Label Punch. This is going to be a really useful punch for sentiments - the longer length makes it very versatile. I also picked up the green colour from my hummingbird and added a contrasting edge border to my top layer using the straight stitched die that can be found in the Stitched Nested Labels Die Set. We have a Facebook Group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators that has had lots of discussion as to how you would use this particular die, so I thought I would give you another example!

So which of today's cards is your favourite? I think I'm leaning towards the pretty pink florals with the ruffle of ribbon, which was inspired by this week's TGIF Challenge (badge at bottom of post). I buy lots of ribbon but often don't use it enough on my cards so I'm hoping to find the time to have another go at their challenge this week with something that features ribbon as the main focus, so do pop back later in the week for another idea. I'd love to know which one gets your vote - as always, feel free to leave me a comment below.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's projects for you to pin for easy reference:

Card Number 1:


Card Number 2:


 Card Number 3:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; finally the sun is shining here in the UK for the second day in a row, so I will be spending mine enjoying a BBQ lunch and pottering in the garden. I might even take my laptop outside and prep some of this week's blog posts! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

JanetSouth Africa
6/23/2019 2:41:58 PM #

I love all 3 of your cards, but especially the soft flowers! You're right - a wonderful design.


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
6/23/2019 6:10:22 PM #

Oh my goodness, Joanne! How can you choose a favorite from these 3 gorgeous cards? I love the ribbon detail on your floral card so much. But I think your hummingbird card steals the show (for me anyway) because of the vibrant color. I love the detail in that paper! You did an amazing job showcasing the sketch, that's for sure.


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/25/2019 12:41:50 AM #

Three more beauties! I love this sketch too and plan to use it for more things. I like the way you've inset the papers in the first two cards. Such a simple idea, yet it elevates the cards to a new level.


Tami Hewlett
Tami HewlettUnited States
6/26/2019 6:27:06 AM #

The ruffled ribbon behind your flower is such a perfect touch!  Love all your cards!!!


LaurieUnited States
6/26/2019 2:30:02 PM #

Great set of cards! It's fun to see the sketch in different papers. Really a versatile sketch.


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/28/2019 9:30:09 PM #

What a terrific trio of cards, Joanne! I LOVE the inset look.  You are such an inspiration!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/28/2019 10:32:41 PM #

Oh my!  You outdid yourself!  Three cards with this fabulous sketch!  I love them all and it inspires me to use some of my DSP like you did!  I must say, I am a little partial to the hummingbird card.  Love that color combo!  Have a fabulous weekend!  Enjoy the warm weather and relax!  XX


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