Oh, happy day—the UPS guy has delivered my order, I have my new stamp set in hand, and I am ready to make a card! Now I need a card design. At this point I have often spent a lot of time working with the card elements trying to come up with a pleasing design, a frustrating effort for me. Card sketches have saved me!
A card sketch includes three card elements which make card design a simpler task:
· Matting—cardstock for the basic card and other contrasting pieces used to mat the basic pieces and make them “pop”
· Designer paper—pretty paper for accenting the card
· Embellishments—stamped images, ribbons, sequins, buttons, etc.
With a sketch in mind, I can get to the fun part more quickly—making the card! Sketches can be easily found on Pinterest or other websites.
This sketch is courtesy of an Australian blog group: just-add-ink.
At the end of class, I challenged my class to make their own version of the card from the sketch and share it with the rest of us. Sheila made this card for her granddaughter's (a twin) first birthday.
These three cards are similar in design, but the final versions are all unique. I hope you have found this post helpful and you look for a card sketch the next time you are frustrated with trying to design a card.
This will be my last blog for a couple of weeks. We are moving to a new house early July, and I have begun dismantling my craft room. Thanks for dropping by my blog!