Today I am sharing with you how using an sketch to make a card can be super easy. Especially if you’ve ever struggled to come up with card ideas, this is the best way to get your creative juices going.
I have heard so many times from fellow crafters that it is so hard to make cards when they go into their craft room, mainly because they just cannot figure out where to start..
And so today I want to share with you how using sketches can help you create cards in no time.
Plus, this post is part of a blog hop, which theme is a sketch challenge. So make sure you visit all the blogs from my fellow demonstrators are you can see their interpretation of this sketch.. that way you can see so many ideas with just one sketch!
So let’s get started!
As you can see from the picture in the left, this sketch is very simple!! Which in all honesty, this is the best.
I find that the simpler the sketch the easier it is to come up with multiple alterations.
You might be wondering what do I mean with that? so let me explain a little bit more..
Alterations are the changes you can make to your card following the sketch without completely change the essence of the sketch.
For instance, you can change the shapes of the elements, or perhaps the colors, or the textures, and the list goes on and on..
Once you have a sketch then the best part is to select a suite or a selection of products. That way you don’t get overwhelmed.
Having just a smaller selection of items to use, help you focus and see how you can substitute the element of the sketch with the products you selected.
So in my case I decided to use a brand new bundle call Flowers of Friendship, which has a cute a stamp set plus a punch to cut out the flowers and the leaves.
I also wanted to use the brand new paper pack Hand-Penned DSP and the Gold glitter enamel dots, which sadly have sold out and have retired at this point. And for the ribbon I used the gold satin ribbon.
The Color Combination
For the color combo, I try to use the colors from the DSP, specifically from the design or sheet I want to use.
So for my card today I used the following color combination:
You can see how these colors are exactly the same as in the pattern I am using from the DSP. This is the easiest way to come up with color combinations.
The Finished Card
As you can see from the card, I follow the essence of the sketch, however I changed the hearts for flowers and I layered the circle with a decorative label that I die cut from the painted labels dies.
I also layered the sentiment in a pool party cardstock that I cut in a banner share and then added the dots in the label and outside the label.
I used the DSP for one of the layers in the sketch, but this could have been as well an embossed piece of cardstock..
So you can see how easy this was when I follow an sketch.
The Blog Hop Line up
Make sure you visit all the participating blogs to see how others used this fun sketch to create cards. You will see how easy using sketches is for making cards.
Give it a try..
Below is the full list of blogs participating in this blog hop.
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 online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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