I find it to be a lot of fun to start creating a card by starting with a sketch. You can find websites full of them. There are sites devoted to just creating sketches and running design challenges. You can create your own sketch using My Digital Studio software like I did here today, or you can take a card that you love from a blog or from Pinterest (let’s face it…we’ve all got a ton of cards that we liked pinned and waiting to inspire us!) Pick one of those cards and see how you can change it to make your own design and style!
For the next several days, I’m going to show you how I start with a sketch and then imagine the different cards I can make using my stamping stash along with the sketch that I’m starting with!
Here is my starting sketch. I made it pretty quickly on My Digital Studio software just to get started with. (With a few tweaks, I could actually create a card from the software that I really love and get a box full of them printed through Stampin’ Up!s printing service! Just think about that for your Christmas cards or even quick scrapbook gifts!)
Tomorrow, I’ll show you several ways that I might use a part of this sketch to create several different card elements! Stay tuned for part 2!
My sister makes beautiful cards, but she’s always telling me that all she’s doing is copying someone else’s cards. Yes…that still counts as making a card! Just because you didn’t design it, if you made it with your own two hands, it is a hand made card created by you! I’m doing this series so that you will start looking at the cards that you see and love and start seeing how you can design your own version of the card with a few little changes to make it a really WOW! card that you can call your own creation.
Start using those Pins from your Pinterest board as a sketch to create your own card. Pretty soon, you will be starting with a card sketch of your own!
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