Card Sketch #02

So, here I am making good on my promise to post at least one card sketch every week.  I think I will post them on Thursdays, just so that you know when to come back…

Wait, on second thought, I won’t tell you when I am going to post them.  Then you have to come back every day.  Which you already do.. .right!?!


Here is the sketch…  CS 002.jpg

In my mind, I can see using a DSP in the background (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″)

Or, maybe as the Long Layer 2…  then you could put the sentiment on a banner and put over the bottom of the Small Layer.

Or…  what about… on the landscape card… adding some ribbon with a bow.  You could then hang the sentiment from that.

The possibilities are endless.. but just some tips:

  • Always include some type of sentiment on the outside.  In a very rare instance, will I ever not put some type of wording on the outside.  It may be small, but it is almost always there.  You need all sides of your card to speak.  Just a word, maybe a whole thought… but it needs to speak.
  • Graphic is a must – but there is a catch.  The graphic could be designer series paper.  The graphic could be a stamped image.  The graphic could be words stamped multiple times.  And, to add fun, sometimes a graphic in an unexpected place is great!  Think about a little head peeking over the top of the long layers…  or from behind the small layer.  Yes, I do have that crazy-haired chick in my mind right now!
  • To embellish or not to embellish… that is always an important question.  It should come as no surprise that I tend to lean toward the no embellish side.  I think some of the prettiest cards are the most simple.  Two colors.  Bold sentiment.  Small ribbon.  Maybe a strategically placed Rhinestone.  It doe not take a lot to dress up a card without over doing it. We’ve all seen those cards that are just too much…  well, too much something.  Knowing when to stop and having an eye for editing is very important!

So, what are you going to do with this sketch?  I can’t wait to see all the great projects!

Until next time… keep it simple, stampers!

🙂  Joanne



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