Card Making From A Sketch: Birthday Card

Today I have another card made from a sketch for you.

This is the sketch I worked with:

http://cleanandsimplestamping.blogspot.com/2010/04/ftl-86.html

This is FTL 86, from Clean & Simple Stamping, which is one of my top favorite sites to find card sketches.

When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought of a stamp set I had received as a gift but had not used yet. The Hero Arts Many Dots set is full of patterned circle stamps, so I thought it would be perfect on this card. Many of the circles look a little distressed, so when I stamped them they look like I just didn't stamp them evenly, and I actually kind of like the contrast to the solid card stock base.

Here is my card:



I stamped several of the circle stamps and then cut them using various circle dies and punches I had. The inks I used were all Hero Arts Shadow Inks - in Pool, Soft Pool, Passion Flower, Butter Bar, and Soft Cantaloupe.

I then stamped 'happy birthday' from the Stampin' Up! Tin of Cards stamp set with Hero Arts Soft Granite onto a piece of white card stock. I layered some textured card stock that seemed to match the Soft Pool color behind it, and used Stampin' Up!'s Calypso Coral card stock as my card base.


This card was really easy to pull together, because it pretty much follows the sketch. I love how versatile this sketch is. I am thinking how fun it might be to punch different shapes from my scraps bin (like hearts or stars or flowers) and make a bunch of cards in this same layout. I could easily build up a stash of cards using this sketch.

1 comment:

  1. I love this color scheme so much!! Just beautiful. I wasn't aware of this whole "sketch" thing. Now that is something I can do! I should make a bunch of sketches, and then when I need to make a card, pull out the sketches for inspiration. Genius!

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