Sunday, January 8, 2012

Using Card Sketches

Good Morning Everyone!  I am really trying to stick to my plan of posting several times a week.  Today, before I head out to work, I want to share a quick card that features a card sketch.

There are a great deal of "sketches" available for us to use.  What is a sketch you ask?  A sketch is a line drawing of a layout (either card or scrapbook layout) that we can use to help us design our projects easily and effortlessly.  Close To My Heart has released several books that are probably the best I have found.  Really!  There are four scrapbooking publications (Reflections, Cherish, Imagine and Magic) and two card books called Originals and Wishes.  I own all of them!  What sets them apart from other collections are the simple fact that they are beautiful books.  Each layout or card is featured using multiple varieties of artwork.  The sketches also includes the exact measurements for each element of the project and there are technique tips throughout.  I routinely reach for these books.

This is a card that I made following the sketch featured on page 78 of the Wishes book.
The card features stamped images from a set called  Love Life.  I stamped the flourish using Cotton Candy, randomly stamped the small hearts in tulip and then stamped, cut out and attached the larger hearts (Tulip.) "Love" (black) is from one of the stamp sets included with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  The papers include White Daisy, Black and patterned paper from a retired packet called Sweetheart.  Sweetheart is currently available on my website under "while supplies last" at an incredible price.

Don't be afraid to use sketch books to help you create your projects.  And, if you haven't checked out Wishes or Originals, make some time to do so.  They are both reasonably priced (on my website.)  I found that when I started using all of the sketch books the time I spent creating great projects was dramatically reduced.  For Now, Happy Crafting!


Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy

It was great to meet you today on your punch set demo. i've met you twice now and I get great info evrytime.
i hope to be in one of your classes in the near future


Cynthia said...

Gorgeous card! Love the hearts!!