Not sure how many cardmakers out there regularly use sketches to get started on their cardmaking. Most of the time I just go straight into creating my card but this time I knew I wanted to use a circle as a focal point and decided it might be faster to sketch something first.
Here’s the sketch I drew:
And here’s my card based on the sketch:
Since the sketch has a lot of ‘white space’ and that sometimes makes me nervous, I embossed the background paper to add some interest without overwhelming the card. I think it goes well with the butterfly I die-cut. Actually that butterfly die I used cuts and emboss at the same time which is pretty cool.
So I started with my base card and added some patterned paper. The middle card is embossed as I mentioned then layered onto the same colour cardstock to frame it a bit more. The circle was punched from the Attic Boutique patterned paper (same paper pack as the background paper and the strip of brown patterned paper). I’m going to be very sad to see this paper go – 4 months is not enough! It retires in 3 days! After punching the circle out I sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake ink (I don’t think I ever put this inkpad away!) The butterfly as mentioned before is die-cut and embossed at the same time and I secured that to the circle with a matching brad. The greeting ‘friend’ was stamped and the I just cut around it with some scissors (it’s not perfect at all) and used my finger nail to distress the edges… that takes care of the imperfect cutting! hahahaha.
If you have any questions about the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Cardstock & Paper:
Pool Party Textured cardstock
Pool Party smooth cardstock
Soft Suede Textured cardstock
Attic Boutique Designer Series Patterned Paper
Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) inkpad (for sponging)
Beautiful Wings Sizzlet (butterfly)
Elegant Lines Embossing Folder
2 1/2″ Circle Punch
Designer Printed Brads
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)