Starting With A Sketch: 2 Of The Final Cards

By | 09/15/2013

The Starting With A Sketch Series Continues!

I have to admit that I feel like I’ve needed a pair of roller skates strapped to my feet since mid-August when we started moving the kids back to college and then the school year started and suddenly, it’s mid-September!  I finally had the time to sit down and stamp yesterday.  It felt good to create in my little stamping space.

I completed two of the cards that I started with my Starting With A Sketch Series.  (If you missed it, you can see Part 1 here and Part 2 here.)  I kept these two cards  fairly close to the actual sketch.  These are two of my favorite backgrounds.  I love using beautiful designer paper or a beautiful background stamp as my card mat background.  It’s simple and quick.  Obviously, two characteristics I need when crafting!

I rarely make complicated cards or scrapbook pages because I just don’t have huge chunks of time to sit and craft.  If you’re like me, you look for quick and easy cards that you can finish in less than 15 or 20 minutes.  In fact, I like to make card sets so that I make several cards with the same layout or color scheme from the same stamp set all at one time.

Here is the first card that I completed starting with a sketch.  I really love this color combination of Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit.


Card Details:

Papers and Inks: Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla card stock, Summer Starfruit from the In Colors Designer Paper Stack, StazOn Black Ink, Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit ink

Stamp Sets: En Francais, Backyard Basics, Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp set (see the flyer here:  Flyer_photopolymer_thank_you

Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Framelits,  Backyard Basics Framelits (see the Backyard stamp and framelit bundle here), Midnight Muse ribbon, rhinestones.


Here is the second card that I completed from the sketch.  I love this Venetian Romance designer series paper!!


Card Details:

Paper and Inks: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Tangerine Tango card stock, Venetian Romance Designer Paper, Soft Suede and Crisp Cantaloupe inks

Stamp Sets:  En Francais, Express Yourself (Hostess Exclusive with a $150 purchase.), Lovely Romance

Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Natural Wood Designer Buttons, In Color Boutique Adornments, Soft Suede Ribbon


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Thank you for stopping by!  Why don’t you start with a sketch and see how many different cards you can come up with?


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