3 Quick Cards From 1 Simple Sketch!

By | 14 February, 2014

3 quick cards from one simple sketch!  When I feel like I need a little inspiration to get my creativity flowing, I always start with a card sketch!  Once I create my sketch, the ideas just seem to start popping out of my head!  It helps to have great materials to work with as well.  I am finding lots of inspiration in the Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper that is FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

Stamping Imperfection 3 quick cards

Can  you see the similarities in the card layouts?  I’ve used different stamps, embellishment and papers to create these cards, but they are essentially the same card sketch!

stamping imperfection 3 quick cards

All of these cards have exactly the same base:

  • Pool Party card stock (this one is cut at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″)
  • Basic Black card stock cut at 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″
  • Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper cut at 3-3/4 x 5″

This card also includes black taffeta ribbon, the Label Love stamp set stamped in Pool Party ink on Whisper White card stock and punched with the Artisan Punch.

stamping imperfection 3 quick cards

This card also starts with the same 3 basics:

  • Pool Party card stock (this one is cut at4-1/4 x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″)
  • Basic Black card stock cut at 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″
  • Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper cut at 3-3/4 x 5″

This also has a basic black card stock piece cut at 3/4 x 3-3/4″, the Label Love stamp set stamped in pool party on whisper white and punched with the artisan punch, the Around Array stamp set stamped in stazon black ink on whisper white and punched with the 7/8″ scallop circle punch.

stamping imperfection 3 quick cards

Again, the base includes:

  • Pool Party card stock (this one is cut at 4-1/4 x 11″ and scored at 5-1/4″)
  • Basic Black card stock cut at 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″
  • Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper cut at 3-3/4 x 5″

This one includes Whisper White ribbon tied in a know, 1-3/8″ circle of Crisp Cantaloupe and a 1-1/4″ circle of whisper white stamped in stazon black ink using the Sassy Salutations stamp set.

stamping imperfection 3 quick cards

A close up view of the stamped and punched images shows you how great they really are!

Shop online for your supplies at mystampingstore.com!

 

The Artisan Label Punch is on sale until Monday, February 17!

artisan Include the Label Love stamp set, the Around Array stamp set, the 7/8″ circle punch and some ribbon and you can qualify for the free Sale-A-Bration item, like the Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper!!!

Check out the Sale-A-Bration items at mystampingstore.com!

 

Here is a quick video tutorial to create the cards:

 

Thank you for visiting!  I hope that I’ve inspired you to make some quick cards to add to your card stash!

2 thoughts on “3 Quick Cards From 1 Simple Sketch!

  1. Anita Cripps

    Hi Kim, beautiful quick cards. Love the simplicity yet they are just so pretty. You always say that you love your punches but as a beginner stamper slowly adding supplies would you say it is better to buy circle punches of various sizes or dies for a machine (I have the cuttlebug). I feel the punches are quick and easy to use but the dies more cost effective. Would love your take on this.

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    1. kim Post author

      Hi Anita!
      Thank you so much for your comment and your question. That’s a tough one. Honestly, I tend to reach for my punches first and then the dies or framelits. I think there are 3 reasons for that: 1. The punches are right next to my knee and easy to reach for and they really are quick to use. 2. I bought them first and it’s just a habit. 3. The punches tend to cut smaller areas and fit around more sentiments. The framelits seem to be larger.

      With that said…what I love is being able to layer my sentiment onto a mat and I can do that with either the punches or the dies. I don’t think you can go wrong either way. I think that if you have the machine (the cuttlebug, the big shot or any other one on the market), that was the big investment. You can get sets of framelits or dies that you can use to layer. The dies are more cost effective and quite frankly, they store in a smaller space. I definitely think that once you make the investment in any die cutter, it’s worth adding to your supplies of dies and framelits to use with it. Dedicate some counter space in your craft area and get your money’s worth by using it!

      The one other draw that keeps me buying punches…when there is a stamp set that I love with a coordinating punch. I must have it! What can I say? I’m a sucker for a great coordinating bundle!
      Happy Day!
      Kim

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