I wanted to make 3 cards using 3 fferent weekly sketches. I enjoyed the challenge of each card as none of them were my usual style. They were good” stretchers”.
This first sketch is from Clean and Simple Stamping. I don’t usually try to make cards using circles but this one was very easy to do. I just drew a 4.25 x 5.5″ rectangle on my Silhouette workspace. I then drew a circle, sized it to fit my card and used the Offset button to make the second circle. After I had the size of the card figured out all I had to do for the flowers and the leaves was to pick the files I wanted and then size them to fit.
I have to apologize for the inferior stamping. The first stamping was not too good so I restamped it (easy to do with clear stamps), but it wasn’t much better. I could have stamped the sentiment on a different piece of paper to cover up the mess, but I thought that it would make the card too busy and it will go into my portfolio, so I left it as is.
This sketch is from the Card Pattern Sketch. Again, I used my Silhouette to get the pieces the right size. Authentique has 2 punch-out pages to coördinate with their cardstock. I used the small argyle tag for the sentiment and added the pink ruler underneath it. I had cut out a pink and a brown flourish, not being sure which one I wanted to use. Neither one alone really made me happy but they looked very good layered. Yes the damask is sideways. This was my day for goofs.
The last sketch I used was this one from retro sketches. The flower was sketched with my Sil and a yellow pen (yes, the Silhouette also can draw). It was rather ironic because I had no intention of using a bird house on the card, but after layering the flower onto the card I decided it needed something else. There was a birdcage punch-out on the sheet, so I used it. So much for “I definitely won’t do…”
This last part is for those who are new to card making. When you are using a paper pad that is 6×6 you will also need some coordinating solid color cardstock to use for the card bases and any other embellishments you might like to make. You don’t want to get home and find you can’t finish your card because you don’t have all the right stuff.