How to make a card using a sketch

Something I get asked all the time is how to make a card using a sketch.  I thought it would be really fun to show you all how I used a sketch to make three different cards so you can see how easy it can be when you look at the components of the sketch as different elements.

Here's the sketch I am going to use in this week's series of cute and easy projects:


How to make a card from a sketch

And here is the first card I made using that sketch as inspiration:


First card using a sketch as inspiration
I kept this project pretty close to the sketch because I wanted to show how using the different elements in the sketch could translate to elements on the project.  For instance, I kept the project vertical and placed the tag vertically as well, just flipped it upside down.

I used a decorative tag punch to create a little flourish on the tag to enhance that “straight lines love curves” design feature.  I used a stamped element with the flowers popped up, embossed the Pool Party panel and used a chunky knot of Calypso Coral Seam Binding on the tag tie all to add dimension.

And adding the White Perfect Accents on the strip of Wild Wasabi card stock kept it engaged with the rest of the elements so it didn't just fade into the background.  You can see how flipping the tag and swapping out the rectangle for a stamped image, plus a little bit of design love with the dimension and shine from the knot and the White Perfect Accents pulled it all together!

See below for the list of items I used to create this project; did you know you can order any of them by just clicking on the pic?

If you love the idea of using sketches to inspire you to create projects then you absolutely need to check out Stamping Family!  We share three inspirations a week – one color inspiration, one “Mystery Basket” inspiration and, of course, a sketch inspiration.  I gotta tell you, seeing what the members create is one of my favorite parts of this site – there is some crazy talent among our Family members!

And with the addition of members to our Stamping Family Design Team we are getting more and more inspirations from each other from these sketches so there's a never ending source of ideas and fun in sharing!  You can learn more about Stamping Family right here – the only thing missing is you!

Here are the things I used to make today's card:


Check back this week to see two other projects I have made and will share using the above sketch as inspiration.  Now that you know how to make a card using a sketch, give it a try!

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