Sponging techniques for handmade cards

Want to learn some sponging techniques for handmade cards? I thought so! This is why today I am sharing with you two techniques to add color to your handmade cards using sponges. 

I will be sharing as well a few tips that will surely make these techniques even easier. But most important you need to promise you will practice them!  Cause the more you use these techniques the easier it will be and the happier you will be with the results you get in your cards!

So let’s get started!

Two Sponging Techniques for Handmade Cards

Like I mentioned at the beginning, I will be sharing two techniques for sponging. The first technique will show you how to make a nice cloudy sky with a template and sponging. And the second technique will show you how to mix colors in the background to have a two tone background. 

Learn two sponging techniques for handmade cards

For these cards I used the new stamp set Ridiculously Awesome which have really big bold sentiments that will be great to showcase with the backgrounds I am making with the sponges. 

As far as the sponges, you can see in the video tutorial below that I use the circle sponges from Stampin Up! and I cut them in pieces. I also attach a piece of cardstock in the color I want to use to the sponge, that way I know which color I am using for each of the sponges. Typically  you can get about 6 pieces from one sponge and the pack comes with 3 round sponges. 

Details and Sketches on these cards 

Handmade Card #1 

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For the fist card I used the following color combo:

I made a cut out using the Happy dies from the “So Much Happy” Bundle and I used it as a template or stencil if you will. that way it will give me the curve edge of the clouds as I was sponging the background. On this post you can see two Birthday Cards using the same technique!  

The key thing is to move the template into multiple directions and to sponge or add color right before it crosses the color on another cloud. You can see this in more detail on the video tutorial below. 

Also when you are sponging, try to pick up the color from the ink pad with your sponge and then tap a scratch paper with the sponge, to then start sponging the background piece of your handmade card. I would also recommend to do this on a circular motion, and with a light hand, so that the color is smooth. 

Practice is your friend!

On thing I forgot to mention is that you can play with the sentiments and add die cut letters, like I did in this case. I love this sentiment the best and I wanted to highlight the word FAITH by adding die cut letters and popping them up with the new foam adhesive sheets!  I love how this looks!! 

If you are interested in learning how I made this card step by step, make sure you watch the video tutorial below!! 

Handmade Card #2

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For this second card I use the following color combo:

I decided to use the Dandelion Wishes stamp set for the image in the background, I actually heat embossed it with white emboss powder and then add the color with the sponges. I started first with the lighter color (Pool Party) on top of the embossed image and then apply the daffodil delight. 

Similarly as in the previous card you want to pick up the color from the ink pad with your sponge and take some of the color by dabbing the sponge into a scratch paper. After that you can then start applying color to the background of the card in a circular motion and with a light hand, that way you get a smooth layer of color. 

Also when applying the second color, you would need to blend the area where both colors meet, that way it will have a nice transition from one to another. 

Handmade Card #3

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For this last card the color combo I used is the following: 

 This card is very similar to the last card, where I heat emboss an image from the dandelion wishes stamp set and then add color on top of the emboss image with sponges. However this time I change the sketch and the color combination!!! 

I love this technique a lot more as you can play with lots of color combinations, and be even more creative. For instance you can do a monochromatic background just by playing with shades of the same color.. Give it a try and I know you will enjoy it!  

So just play with it and make the same cards using different color combos!! would love to see what you create with this technique!

The Video Tutorial 

If you want to see step-by-step instructions on how to make these cards, friend! I have you covered! 

You can watch the video tutorial below so you can see exactly how I put together these cards, you will get so many tips just from watching it!

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  🥰

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Birthday Handmade Cards to Make

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Are you looking for easy Birthday handmade cards to make? if so, keep reading as you will find on this post three easy Birthday card ideas that you I know you will love to make! Plus I know these will cheer up your friends on their special day!

I am also participating today in a blog hop with an amazing group of demonstrators around the world, so make sure you visit all the participating blogs as I know you will get tons of inspiration for your card making projects! I promise you! 

Birthday Handmade Cards to Make

As I was mentioning above, I wanna share with you three easy Birthday Handmade Card ideas that you can make in no time. All of these are featuring the So Much Happy bundle from Stampin’ Up! which not only has a great stamp set, but it also has a fun die set with borders that will help you make awesome cards when you paired them together! 

When I saw this bundle in the catalog I got very excited with it as it has a cloud border die that you can use with so many stamps, like the Hippo Happiness Bundle for example. Also this bundle has images for balloons and stars and it has a die for a mini banner string as well as the “happy” die that can be use for so many occasions! 

Therefore for the cards that I am showcasing today, I want to make sure you see what I was seeing with the cloud edge border as well as the happy die and the banner string! I had so much fun designing these cards and I know you will love making them.  So lets get into the details of these cards!! 

Easy Birthday Handmade Cards to make!

The Color Combination 

For these cards I wanted to have a very cheerful feeling, so I decided to use mainly colors from the bright family.. below you can see the palette of colors that I picked

I also incorporated Basic Black to make these colors pop up even more! 

The Sketches and Other Details 

Birthday Card # 1

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For this first card, I wanted to use the cloud edge die to make a sky background. However, I wanted to just have a partial background, so i added sticky notes to limit the borders where the sky would go. I then created a template with the die set and use it as a stencil to create the sponged background. I have included the video tutorial on this post so you can watch how this background was made step by step. 

The letters were also die cut out of the rainbow glitter paper, and the brand new foam adhesive sheets!! Oh My!! I was so pleased with how well these are cut with the dies. I did run it twice just to make sure these were cut perfectly. 

Make sure you watch the video tutorial below if you want to see how this card was put together. 

Birthday Card # 2

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This second cards is very simple. I cut out the letters on water color paper to be able to watercolor them. I could have also die cut them in regular Whisper White and then color them using the blends. In fact this is what I did for the little banners. 

Doing these things helped me to have several colors in the die cuts, following the colors from the rainbow glimmer paper. 

Birhtday Card # 3

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And for this final card I wanted to get a cloudy background, which I used the same technique from the first cards. However, this time it was for the full background. 

I then added a die cut with Vellum and Whisper White of the clouds edge die. And though you might not see it in the card, It really looks really well in person. Adding both of these layers added a great dimension to the card.  

The Video Tutorial 

As mentioned before, here is the video tutorial where I share how to make these cards with you. You will see how easy these cards are to make!  

The Blog Hop Line Up

As mentioned before, I am participating a blog hop where demonstrators around the world collaborate to bring you lots of ideas to inspire you and keep you crafting.. Make sure you visit all participant blogs as I know you will enjoy them all!!

Below if the full line up! 

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  🥰

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Color Combination for Card Making

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Do you like challenges? If so you will enjoy this one, as it is about color combination!! everything goes as long as you use the color combination we showcase!! Additionally I am participating on the blog hop as I think you will get lots of inspiration of how to use this color combination for card making projects! 

I love playing with challenges and this type is becoming a favorite of mine. I will be honest, this color combo was a bit more challenging than the previous one. Mainly because I was thinking so much of flowers, and there was no green on this combination.. So I literally had to look at other ideas.. 

I thought of incorporating foliage in the Sahara Sand color, however it was looking a bit sad, 😂 or at least my card was looking that way, and I was going for a different feel. So then I decided to look for “shapes” not so much of an image like flowers, and then it hit me!! BANG!! Why not doing a fun background with watercolor!!! 

This was when I got all excited and my card design started flowing immediately.. has that ever happened to you?  You start with one idea and then something hits you, so that you change route and get all excited with the new idea that everything falls in place perfectly.. this is really how it felt for me this morning!!! 

And this my friend, is why I love challenges!! it really forces me to get creative!! So whenever I don’t feel my mojo, I look for all sorts of challenges, whether these are sketches, playing with specific products or a color combination for card making. It never fails! Give it a try and you will see what I am talking about!!   

I am also secretly uber-excited to see what the team is creating today!! specially cause like I mentioned before I thought this color combo was a bit  more challenging for me.. So make sure you see all the participating blogs on this blog hop!! I am sure you will love seeing what everyone came up with this color combination for card making!! 

So without further ado, here is my card!!! TA-DA!!! 😎

Color combination for card making

The Color Combination

So as you all see in the banner the color combination for this challenge is the following:

So when I was designing this card I was 100% sure I wanted to use the Sahara Sand as the card base of my card. Being a Neutral color it makes it easier to color coordinate with almost any other color. 

Brand NEW water paintersFor the background – I really wanted to play with watercolor, and try the new water painters.

The new water painters have three brushes as you can see on the picture on the left. Now you have a wide, medium and fine tip for the brushes, which will help you a lot when watercoloring different type of images or backgrounds. 

I definitely wanted to try a stripy background. I have been wanting to give it a try ever since I saw the new wide tip brush water painter.. And oh my!! It was super easy!! believe me no need to have a steady hand lol.. 

To make it all come together for my card, I added the Misty Moonlight lines in between the Highland Heather stripes using the finest tip brush of the water painters.. 

So you can see that overall the background was easy peasy to put together!! give it a try! I definitely want to try this background with so many other color combinations for sure!!! 

Card Sketch, Measurements and Instructions

The Sketch

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For this card I used a card sketch that I have previously showcased a few months ago. I love this type of sketch whenever I am working on my background, as It makes it easy to feature even more the background you are creating. 

This could also work if you want to use Designer Series Paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper, if you want to feature the beauty of and specific design, this sketch would be perfect as well! 

Measurements

Below are the measurements of the cardstock I used for this card.  I am also sharing with you the full supply list at the end of this post for you to see all the products I used. 

  • Card base – Sahara Sand 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scraps to die cut 
  • Misty Moonlight : 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and strip of 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ 
  • Watercolor paper: 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ 

Instructions

  1. Fold the card base in half using the bone folder
  2. Paint the stripes onto watercolor paper with Highland Heather ink using the wide tip brush water painter.  Tip: for the new ink pads you can grab the color with an acrylic block so you can pick up the color from it with your water painter easier  
  3. Paint the lines onto the watercolor paper with the Misty Moonlight ink pad using the fine tip brush water painter. Paint these lines in between the stripes you paint on step 2
  4. Let dry the watercolor paper and then glue it down onto the Misty Moonlight cardstock
  5. Tap the Misty Moonlight strip with the embossing buddy. This will help get the embossing powder only on the areas where you stamp with the versamark
  6. Stamp with versamark the sentiment onto the Misty Moonlight strip and add white embossing powder 
  7. Using the Heat tool, apply the heat onto the embossing powder until you see it melts completely
  8. Cut the end of the strip with the Tailored Tag punch to get the banner shape on the end of the strip
  9. Die cut the swirly flower and leaves from the Well Written Dies in Sahara Sand
  10. Glue the die cut onto the card front and color it with Wink of Stella to add a shimmery look 
  11. Glue the sentiment onto the card front with dimensionals 
  12. Color with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin Blend the rhinestones and add them to your card

The blog hop 

As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop where we all are sharing what we came up with this color combination! so make sure you check out all the blogs participating on this blog hop as you will get lots of inspiration and of course you can see how everyone used this color combination for card making! I know you will love to see all the projects! 

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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  🥰

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Handmade Christmas Cards

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Do you make Handmade Christmas Cards? Are you getting ready already? If so, then I know you will super excited about this blog hop I am participating in! As it is about Christmas in July!!! 

I am sure that you will get lots of great ideas to help you get ready for your handmade Christmas cards, so make sure you visit all the participating blogs! So let’s get started! 

Handmade Christmas Cards!

Not sure if I have shared this with you, but Christmas cards are my favorite type of cards to make! I get super excited as it is like a countdown that Christmas is soon approaching, and since this is my favorite holiday I get all happy about it.

Some people might think that July is too soon. However, when you are making lots of Christmas cards, July it’s perfect to start making them. Don’t you agree? I much rather do a few each month than a lot in just one month. Plus this allows me to make even nicer cards as I am not rushing. 

So here you have it! this is the card I made to showcase Christmas in July!

Easy Handmade Christmas Card to make

I used the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley for this card, mainly because this has a selection of products already selected for you to use and all of them coordinate, so this makes it super easy to make cards!! 

The Sketch

Easy sketch to make handmade cards  

As usual, I used a sketch, as you know this makes the whole process even easier. 

For this card I use a sketch I have previously showcased on my blog. However, this time I decided to change the shape of the elements. Instead of using a circle I used a rectangle, which embellished with the gifts from the designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper. 

So whenever you are looking at sketches, think of ways you could modify them, it will help you get even more creative! I promise you! 

 

The Color Combination

For this card I used the color combination based on the designer series paper from the Most Wonderful Time product medley. This is always the easiest way to come up with color combinations. If you ever struggle with color combinations, give it a try, you will see how easy this is. 

 

Measurements 

Cardstock: Real Red: Card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scraps to die cut, Old Olive strip 3/4″ x 3″, Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″ and scraps to die cut, Gold Foil 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ 

Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, scraps to cut out the gifts from the DSP  

If you are interested in the full supply list you can click here to download it 

Instructions 

  1. Fold the card base in half using the bone folder 
  2. Glue the DSP onto the Whisper White cardstock and this piece onto the card front
  3. Cut the Gold Foil Strip ends using the Tailored Tag Punch to have the banner shape on the ends
  4. Glue the Gold Foil Banner onto the card front
  5. Die cut the labels using the Stitched So Sweetly dies in Real Red and Whisper White 
  6. Glue the labels onto the card front 
  7. Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso ink pad onto the Old Olive strip and cut the ends using the Tailored Tag punch
  8. Glue the sentiment onto the card front 
  9. Cut with scissors the gifts from the DSP
  10. Glue the different gifts onto the card base using dimensionals 

You can download the full supply list here 

Most Wonderful Time Card Class to-go

If you loved the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley and want to make more Christmas cards, then you can check out this online card class

This Christmas card class includes 8 handmade cards all different designs using the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley. And as usual it is all in Video Tutorials so you get more tips and tricks! 

There are two options to get this card class. Option 1 is getting Product Medley from my online store (click here to get it) during the month of August. And I will mail the make and take kit for FREE the first weekend in September. 

Note: If you get the Product Medley after August, you will only get the Tutorial for FREE. Just email me at allie@creatingwithallie.com to make sure you get this tutorial. 

Option 2 is by purchasing the tutorial at my PDF Store. You can check it out here.  Either option will surely help you get going with your Christmas Cards! 

The Blog Hop

 As I mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of a blog hop where we are sharing handmade Christmas cards!! So make sure you visit all the blogs participating as you will get lots of great ideas to start prepping for your 2020 handmade Christmas Cards!! It will be here before we know it, so we need to start working on them don’t you think???

Click on the button below to go to the next blog participating!!  👇👇👇 or you can see below the full line up of the blogs participating today. 

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Tricia Butts

Vicki Milyard

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Mo Rootes

Brenda Nelson

Libby Fens

Fiona Whitehead

Narelle Fasulo

Gez Carpenter

Susan Webster

Alejandra Gomez –> You are HERE 😍

Sue Allen

Jill Chapman

Kristie Meeker Wilson

Sandra Roberts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Lisa Mackey

 

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How to change sketches for card making

One Sketch, Three Different Cards!

Hi there, I am super excited with today’s cards that I will be sharing with you how to change your sketches for card making. In this post I am sharing the same card however each one is a step up from the previous one. I know you will enjoy seeing the progression on these cards. 

As I have been saying lately, I love using sketches to come up with ideas for my card making projects. It seriously helps me a ton when trying to get into my creative zone! If you want to read more about my process in using sketches make sure you read this post!

And for this post I wanted to share one simple sketch (which you know I LOVE!) and then pair it with using the same supplies and then show you how you can change them a little bit! This process is what brings my creative mojo back every single time!! so lets get started!

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The Sketch 

The sketch I am using today is not a new one, in fact I shared it a few weeks ago with my Thank you cards!

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You will see that I modified this sketch with every card that I made, but also I used the same elements on all cards so these cards look like a set. 

Please note that on this sketch, I added a focal point on the white rectangle of  this sketch. For two of the cards this is a bouquet of flowers and for one it is the coordinating designer series paper. So you can see how by changing elements on the focal point you come up with cards that look different, though you are using the same sketch and the same element. 

Additionally you will see that the first card is simple, while in the second card I incorporated a fun fold. The last card, though it looks the simplest of the three is actually a pop-up card! So make sure you watch the video tutorial to see this card in action. 

The Color Combination 

As usual I decided the use the color combination from the designer series paper which is honestly is the easiest way to come up with color combinations. 

Next you will see each the cars with some of the details and more information about what changed on the sketch for each of the cards that are shown on this post. 

Handmade card # 1 

how to change sketches for card making

For this fist card, I mainly modify the size of the rectangles, making the focal point smaller than the sketch. 

As mentioned before the bouquet of flowers are the main focal point, and I added designer series paper on the background. 

For the flowers, I colored them using alcohol markers  – stampin’ blends following the same color combination as the the designer series paper. After coloring the flowers, I cut out this image using scissors. 

And to embellish this card I added a bow to the base of the bouquet. 

 

Handmade Card # 2

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For this second card, I incorporated a fun fold, which as you can see it is an easy one. Same as with the last card I made a bouquet of flowers for the main focal point. I used the same designer series paper and colored the flowers exactly the same way as the previous one. 

So when you are using sketches see how you can incorporate to a fun fold, you will see that the card looks totally different just by doing that.  

To learn how to make this fun fold make sure you watch the video tutorial on this post. 

Handmade card # 3 

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For this last card, you can see that the card front follows best the sketch, not many changes other than adding a bow. However, the inside of this card is the one that would add the WOW factor as it is a pop up card!

This pop up card is an easy one to make! and you can see I added the same bouquet of flowers as the pop up element. 

You can see how to construct this pop up card on the video tutorial below. I promise you will want to make a lot of this type of cards, there are not fancy dies involved, you just need scissors and that is it!  

The Video Tutorial 

As mentioned before, below is the video tutorial where I will share with you how to color the flowers using alcohol markers, as well as how to make the fun fold and the pop up card! I promise you, both of these cards are extremely easy and you will be able to make them without any problem.  

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  🥰

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Easy Sketches for handmade cards

Have you ever thought about using sketches for handmade cards?  I hope you have, as this is the easiest way to come up with card ideas, interested? then keep reading as I will be sharing with you all I know about sketches from how to select the best sketches, to how to change the sketches when you are making your cards!  So let’s get started! 😎

Using Sketches for Handmade Cards

As I mentioned in the intro, sketches are the easiest way to come up with card ideas. Sketches are like recipes that you can follow, and like so, they can help you get unstuck when you’re not feeling that inspired in making cards. 

I have been there so many times.. I go to my room ready to craft and then as soon as I sit on my room, it is like a huge blank piece of paper.. no ideas, no inspiration, no clue what to do.. have you ever felt that way? So frustrating.. right? especially as my crafting time is so limited!! with two little kiddos, I definitely cannot waste my precious crafting time sitting clueless in my room.. 

Well it is at that point that I always remember to bring sketches and believe me inspiration comes right away and I can come up with idea after idea when I am following sketches. 

Seriously if you ever feel clueless as to what to make when you are in your crafting room, give it a try. You will thank me later!!! 😁

So now you might be having these questions – what is an sketch? where do I find them? How do I know I have the right sketch? is there a right sketch?  no worries my friend I have you covered!!!

Sketches for handmade cards

What is a Sketch?

The dictionary defines the word sketch as “a rough or unfinished drawing or painting, often made to assist in making a more finished picture” and in my words this is I would define it as a rough visual recipe that you can follow when you are creating cards.

As the definition says, it is a rough idea, or drawing or recipe, which takes me to the next concept…

How to select sketches?

When you are using sketches for your card making projects, you want to start using simpler sketches.. back to the rough idea… this is exactly that.. the simpler / rougher it is the easiest it is to play with it and the easiest it is to be more creative..

Why is that? well my friend, when these are simple with not many layers or elements, you mind opens even more.. meaning you can think of how to incorporate your craft stash better. Your mind is not bias to an specific shape, and you then start thinking on how to alter the sketches to use what you have on hand.

This will reduce frustration and instead you will feel accomplished, as you are using what you have, rather than purchasing yet another embellishment to be able to make the card. 

A List to help you when looking for sketches to play

The perfect sketch has: 

  • Few layers  
  • Basic shapes 
  • No measurements
  • No embellishments 

Now you might be wondering why I call this the perfect sketch. One might even think it is better to have a recipe with the exact measurements and even the embellishments? Well not necessarily because I think that not having these specific instructions in the sketch will actually help you. Meaning you can change them! You can then challenge yourself to get as many looks with only one sketch.

Trust me this becomes a fun way to create cards! Just think what can you change on the sketch.

To help you find sketches, I am sharing with you my board in Pinterest, where I have saved a lot of sketches that you can use as inspiration. You can check it out here 😉

Changes on sketches

To help you with ideas, I am sharing with you a few of the things I change when using a sketch. This list is only to spark your creativity, believe me there are lots and lots of things you can change. In fact I challenge you look for way to modify one sketch and come up with as many card ideas as you can.

Try changing the following things on sketches

  • Color combination 
  • Product selection or suites
  • Use patterned paper in the background 
  • Stamp the background
  • Emboss the background 
  • Change sizes on the elements 
  • Change shapes on the layers 
  • Add mats on the elements
  • Add embellishments 

Sketches on action 

Below I am showing you handmade cards I made using sketches as inspiration. I am sharing the sketch and the card so you can see how you can play with easy sketches for handmade cards.

How to use sketches for handmade cards

If you are interested in learning how to make these cards, make sure you watch the video tutorial below and also you can get the supply list at the end of this post as well. 

Sketch and Handmade Card # 1

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As you can see on the sketch, this is very simple, however when I made my card, I made some changes.  For instance, I added a designer series paper a.k.a. patterned paper and I matted it with Whisper White Cardstock, for the elements you can see I added as well designer series paper rather than just card stock and of course I embellished this cards with that Real Red bow.  

Though the sketch is super simple, the card looks really cute, if I said so myself..😁 

Sketch and Handmade Card # 2

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For this card, I will admit that the sketch is not as simple as it does have more layers than what I would normally recommend, and even then I added more layers to my card. 

Similar as the last card, I added designer series paper for the background and I matted it as well with Whisper White. I played a bit with the backgrounds of the elements on this sketch. For instance, I stamped the background on one (tone on tone) and used designer series paper in a couple of them and then used plain carsdtock on the circle. I also matted the square shape with an scalloped square. 

So as you can see, you can be very creative as to how to change elements on the sketch to make a unique card, and this is how you can make so many cards using one sketch and yet all would look different! Give it a try! 😉

Sketch and Handmade Card # 3

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This Final sketch, you can see that it is super super simple. For this card I added patterned paper and matted it with Basic Black. I punched a circle out of card stock and then stamped tone on tone the little hearts on this element. And I also added the Real Red bow to this card. Again you can see how you can be changing the sketch to get a beautiful card. 

Can you think of any ways you can modify the sketches? share your ideas in the comments..

Also remember you can check my board in Pinterest to get more sketches for handmade cards to play with them next time you are making cards. 

By the way, if you are interested in seeing how I colored the Dog and Cat, make sure you watch the video tutorial below. 

Other ideas with sketches

If you liked this post and want to see more ideas using sketches, then check out the following past posts 🙂

Three easy Mother's day handmade card ideas  how to make handmade cards using patterned paper  Birthday card using Timeless Tulips stamp set from Stampin' Up!

The Video Tutorial

Finally, I want to share with you the video tutorial where you can see exactly how I made these cards, you will see the products I used, the measurements, how I colored the dog and cat with alcohol markers and much more!

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  🥰

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