Have you ever struggle coming up with card ideas? if so, I truly recommend you start using sketches for your next projects. I promise you you will be able create more cards easier and faster than ever before!! 

On this post I will share with you a few tips on how to make cards using sketches, so let’s get started! 

How to make card using sketches 

As I was mentioning above, using sketches has been the easiest way I have found to come up with card ideas every single time.  So if you ever have trouble getting inspiration for your card projects, then I highly suggest you start playing with sketches and you will see how this is a big game changer!

I used to take forever coming up with designs for my card  classes, however now, it only take a couple of hours from coming up with ideas to filming.. so I can crank it up in no time.. this is why I am suggesting you give it a try, because I know it works.

But there are a few things to cover before you can start diving in.. 

You need to select the products you want to use so that when you start playing with sketches you already know what paper can go well with each of the sketches you want to play. 


Using sketches for your handmade cards

On the cards today I decided to use the Gilded Autumn designer series paper, as well as the Love of Leaves Bundle which is amazing to play with. This bundle has several leaf dies that are perfect as embellishments for your cards. And to be honest this is a big factor when I am looking at bundles to purchase. It is a big plus if the dies set has stand alone cut outs that can be used as embellishments, as this will make it even easier putting a card together.

Once you have the products you want to use, then its time to select a color combination. 

The Color Combination 

As you can see, I love getting color combinations from the paper I am using. Mainly because everything will color coordinate perfectly. Specially when you are using Stampin’ Up! as their products color coordinate really nice. Plus you can get ink, card stock and embellishments in the same color, so the coordination task is super easy.. You just see which colors are in the patterned paper you want to use and then you pull card stock in the same colors to make the card. That simple! 

Below you can see the colors I selected to use for this card set! 

The Sketches and other details 

Once you have selected the products you want to use and the color combination, then it is time to select sketches to play and start making your cards!! this is the part where the fun starts.. 😉 Believe me you will love how easy it is to make cards when you follow sketches.  

If you want to get ideas for sketches, you can check my Pinterest Board. This is where I save all of my sketches and others that I found to be easy to follow. So if you are ever in need of sketches head over my Sketches Board and pick one of them to play with it for your next card making project!  

Below you will see the sketches I am using and the cards I created with them. 

Handmade Card #1 

sketches to play       Using sketches for your handmade cards

For the first card I used a very simple sketch, which I honestly think are the best. You can modify them in so many ways, that it will help your creativity flow.. 

As mentioned before, I love how the leaves can embellish your card so nicely.. 

One tip to share when you are designing your cards is to die cut several of them in various colors, that way you can add them as needed in your cards, plus they will help . 

Handmade Card #2 

sketches to play       Using sketches for your handmade cards

For this second card I loved the sketch, but instead of adding a circle, I decided to change the shape a leaf, and then I decided it would look really nice if instead I used the negative of the shape for my card. 

I definitely love this look. One think I think made that negative piece pop up, was that I used a solid color card stock and I embossed it. The texture on that card stock really added a lot to the design. 

This is what I was mentioning that using simple sketches makes it easy to change things around and get more creative. 

Handmade Card #3

sketches to play      Using sketches for your handmade cards

Same as with the previous cards, I picked an easy and simple sketch. I loved how this card turned out with the mixed of patterns. And as you can see having the those leaves came very handy to make a cluster to embellish the card. 

Also, I used the thicker of the ribbons from the basketweave and metallic ribbon pack as the banner under the sentiment. This adds a really cool texture to the card, don’t you think?

Hope you have enjoyed the Fall Friendship cards shown today, and even more important that you have see how easy it is to make cards using sketches. Also below I linked the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how these cards were put together and the measurements and colors if you want to recreated them. 😉

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

And if you love making cards for the Fall/Autumn then make sure you check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle! This is the newest Tutorial released as my PDF STORE

This tutorial bundle includes 82 written tutorials for cards using only Autumn sets from the catalogs!  I know you will get lots and lots of inspiration.

Beieve me! All the cards on the Autumn Tutorial Bundle are amazing and worth to recreate. You might even learn a new technique or a fun fold.

I know you will want to make all the projects on this Tutorial Bundle for this Fall/Autumn season. So make sure you grab your own copy of this amazing resource. 

You can get this tutorial on my PDF STORE HERE.  

The Video Tutorial 

And as promised, if you want to see how to make the cards I showed on this post, then you can watch this video tutorial. On this video you will see step by step of how I made these cards. I am sure you will enjoy it.  Also below you will find the supply list in case you want any of the products used in these cards. You can click at the pictures and these will take you to my online store. 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

click here to go to my online store

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