Do you often think of ways of using patterned paper scraps in cards? You know, when you use your patterned paper in card making the first few cards are easy, but as you start getting little strips it gets harder. Don’t you agree?
And I don’t know about you, but I never feel like I just throw away the patterned paper scraps! I am always thinking, what if I can incorporate it in a card later on? and so I end up with lots of little scraps.
This is why, today I got very excited when I saw the challenge from Stefanie Pletscher, a fellow demonstrator in Canada. She gave us a sketch to use for the challenge, and you have been following me for a while, you know I heartfully believe in sketches to make your cardmaking process easier!
But I got even more excited, as the sketch is perfect for little scraps!! you can see it below!
Using Sketches for Cardmaking
One of the thinks I love about sketches is that these give a framework to play with, but you can always change something about them that will make them unique.
For instance as you are going to see in my card below, I changed the orientation, and while the original sketch is for portrait, I went for landscape.
I also changed the heart for another rectangle and I used it for my sentiment rather than adding a banner as the sketch calls for.
So little changes like this, will always help make your card unique.
To exemplify my point above, I have another sample for this sketch with small changes as well, you can check that one here. On this card I followed the same orientation as the sketch, however instead of a heart I used the cute turtle punch and moved it to the side rather than the center.
So always feel free to changes things up and your will see how your cards will look unique every single time, even though you are using the same sketch over and over.
Friendship Card using Patterned Paper Scraps!
For my version of this sketch, I used the Blackberry Beauty designer series paper, which is one of my favorite.
I love the fall colors and the patterns.
For the rectangles, I actually used the rectangular postage stamp punch and cut four of them from my scraps, and when I glue these pieces I used both sides of the patterned paper, that way, it looks like I have two patterns, however it is actually both sides of the same designer series paper.
The sentiment comes from Little Delights stamp set, which has fun fonts for various occasions sentiments, so this one is a great set to have in your collection for sure!
And to finish off my card I added a bow and some gilded gems to pop up the gold foil from the designer series paper
Below you can find the full supply list for all the products I used for this card. If you want to get any of these items just click on the pictures and these will take you to my online store. I really appreciate your support 🥰
As usual I used the colors from the designer series paper to get the color combination for my card. This is always the easiest way to come up with color combinations, and I am always surprised at how well this works.
Also this generally helps you get out of your comfort zone and let you play with color combinations that you might have never put together.
For instance the color combo from today, is probably a color combo that I would have never thought of. See below the colors I picked.
The Blog Hop Line up
You can visit all the blogs participating on this blog hop. You will see how others have use this sketch in their creations, and see how others are using patterned paper scraps in their cards!
I know you will get lots of inspiration and I am sure you will get lots of ideas for your next crafting project!
Below is the full list of participants.. you are at Alejandra Gomez – Creating with Allie (USA)
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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