Cardmaking Week!

by Kim Kesti | 9 years ago

Using sketches is probably a familiar technique for all of you scrapbookers out there. Sketches are a great jumping off point and really help take the guess work out of your design. But, have you ever tried a sketch for card making? The same principles apply, card sketches are just like mini layouts except maybe a little smaller (and cuter, hee, hee).

This is just one of the twelve sketches I have drawn for my Create and Share Cardmaking workshop. I love to show how versatile sketches can be. Would you like to see a few different versions of this sketch?

I did not originally create this sketch with the holidays in mind, but it does look a bit like a gift, doesn’t it? I kept this card pretty true to the sketch; I switched up the bow just a bit. Sweet and simple.

For my second card, I moved the sentiment up into the box (isn’t this journaling block adorable?) and stretched my card to a little bigger size. Sometimes a few pieces of patterned paper is all you need to make a great card!

And lastly, I have switched the orientation for this darling card. Just because a sketch shows a horizontal card, don’t be afraid to rotate the sketch and make it work for you! Remember, sketches are just a way to boost your own creativity.

I love to share my passion for card making and invite all of you to join me in my upcoming six week workshop, Create and Share Cardmaking. There are videos, lots of tips and techniques, guest designers and plenty of surprises along the way. And don’t worry, it’s low pressure but high inspiration!



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