Designing a Card…

How do you do it?  Do you just copy something that you found on Pinterest?  Do you drag out all your stuff and stare at it until your are inspired?  Do you just sit down and make a card?

Well, the method of my madness usually goes something like this…

  • Trolling Pintrest…  “Oh, I like that”
  • “Hey I could make that… but I don’t have that…”
  • go to craft room and pull out sets
  • get overwhelemed
  • go to computer and create a sketch
  • work a little magic with Photoshop and Publisher to create a digital card
  • take new sketch and create cards.

This is the method that I use when I have time and/or I have a lot of cards to make.  This is basically what I did for that card swap I did in December.  This is what I do for most cards I make.  But, what does that look like?


Pretty much.. it looks like this.  Here is the card that I saw on Pinterest.  I copied it into Publisher.  I used some shapes and created a sketch of it.  Printed it off.  Made some notes… created the card.

What does it look like when I use Photoshop to help me create?

The first two are the card sketches that I created using Photoshop and Publisher.  The last two are the actual card I created.  You can see that I didn’t have the right dimensions on the wording, so I had to adjust.  This is because I usually don’t have my stamp sets and dies with me while I am creating the sketches.

So, with all that being said… I was designing a card this morning and did a card sketch when it hit me… I can do sketches and put those out for y’all.  What do you think about that.  It would be great to see what you gals/guys could do with these sketches…

Here is the first one…


So, let me know what you create with this sketch by leaving it int he comments or on our Facebook page 🙂

Here is the direction I am headed based on a card by Kylie Bertucci.


This is going to be the make-n-take my Open House Event this weekend!

Until next time… Keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne

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