Saturday, February 1, 2020

Papercraft Challenge #26...

Hi! Welcome back to the February challenge at the Papercraft Challenge blog. We celebrate Valentine's Day in February, so this month's theme is Love / Valentine's Day. There are so many creative possibilities with this theme! I am looking forward to going through all the lovely creations in our gallery. If you want some inspiration, do visit us at the Papercraft Challenge blog where the DT has a great array of fabulous creations for you. You can also visit the Papercraft Business site for some great tools that can help you take your papercraft business to the next level. Like the awesome Papercraft Business Planner that helps you keep track of your favorite challenges!

A challenge is even more fun if there is a prize to be won. This month the winning prize is this cute Whale You Be Mine stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

My inspiration card for this challenge is a simple design with lots of texture. I created this card as part of my homework for the Mission: Inspiration class by Nicole Watts for Altenew Academy. If you are like me and spend lots of time on the net searching for inspiration, this is the class for you!

Here is my card.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and the Sunburst stencil by Altenew. I applied the Mixed Media Paste by Little Birdie through the stencil and allowed it to dry completely. Made by Itsy Bitsy India, the Mixed Media paste is a great product. Applied directly it works as texture or embossing paste. It can also be diluted with water and used as gesso. I applied some Sparkle Paste, also by Little Birdie around the center of the panel. 

Here is a closer look at the panel. 

I trimmed the panel slightly smaller than an A2 card and adhered it with foam tape on a top folding ivory card base. The sentiment is from the Love Scale stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio. I stamped it in pink and die-cut it with the coordinating die. I popped it up with foam tape over a heart die-cut out of pink handmade paper.

I love the shimmer that spotlights the heart.

Here is another look at the completed card.

I hope you like my sweet and simple Valentine's Day card. I look forward to your entries in our gallery.

You can get more information about Papercraft Challenge Planner here. It is an invaluable tool for all crafters who love taking part in challenges. The Papercraft Business site also has tools that can help you take your business to the next level.

Looking forward to hearing from you.



  1. Wonderful dimension on your card Nandini! And that pop of bright pink is so perfect for valentines!

  2. LOVE IT! That background is to die for! I like the texture on the heart too!