Guest Post: Valerie’s Versatile Card Sketch

We’re always happy to welcome guest blogger Valerie Salmon with another terrific sketch! 

Spring is definitely here!  The weather is warmer and the flowers are blooming.  With so many reasons to celebrate, you will surely need another versatile card sketch to jumpstart your cardmaking.

Crafters, can you already visualize all the ways this sketch can be interpreted?  It’s perfect for any occasion!

Valerie Salmon for Got Sketch?

We’ve got some examples to get your wheels spinning!   Enjoy!


“Happy Mother’s Day”

Designed by Valerie Salmon

SOURCES  Cardstock:  Prism, Bazzill.  Patterned papers:  The Paper Studio.  Stamp sentiment:  Fiskars.  Circle punch & corner rounder:  Fiskars.  Scallop circle punch:  Marvy Uchida.  Scallop border punch:  Stampin’ Up!.  Felt bird accent:  American Crafts.  Pink scallop trim:  Doodlebug Design. 

Designer’s Notes:  

Instead of cutting 4 separate patterned triangles for the background, I used one pattern to cover the entire front of the card.  Then, I added the triangles on the top and bottom.  I also adhered the circular element using a foam adhesive to show dimension.  The addition of the felt accent also brings texture to the card.



“Happy Birthday”

Designed by Lisette Gibbons

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Basics Grey (Hello Lucious collection) | Dies: Papertrey Ink  (Mat Stack 1 + Limitless Layers + Scalloped Border) | Ink: Stampin’Up (Cherry Cobbler) | Rhinestones: KaiserCraft | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Take Note + Fillable Frames Additions 1 + Mat Stack 1 Collection) | Punch: Martha Stewart (Monarch Butterfly)

Designer’s Notes:  

To create the triangles, I first cut a rectangle and then cut the paper diagonally. That way they are symmetrical.



“Birthday wishes”

Designed by Ingrid Danvers

SOURCES  Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream).  Patterned paper: October Afternoon (The Thrift Shop, Modern Homemaker)..  Flourish, pearls, adhesive dots: Zva Creative (PEW02CB105, PE02CB101, AD01CB101).  Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (2009 Anniversary Set Round & Round).  Ink: Versafine (Vintage Sepia), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo).  Dies: Papertrey Ink (Butterfly, Mat Stack 1, Limitless Layers: 1 3/4″ Circle Collection, Large Scalloped Border).  Tools: We R Memory Keeper (Corner Chomper), sewing machine.

Designer’s Notes:  

I just love Valerie’s sketches. They are so easy and fun to work with. I followed the sketch closely. I used adhesive dots to adhere the different die-cut shapes to create more depth. Sewing is one of my favorite techniques as stitching adds more texture to a project. The small flourish is perfect for the butterfly’s trail.



“God’s Blessings to You”

Designed by Rae Barthel

SOURCES  Cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink.  Patterned paper: (Die cut newsprint scallop, Cabbage rose from Paper Girl collection; Travel ticking from On Holiday collection) The Girls’ Paperie.  Die cut tag: Anna Griffin.  Glitter die cut frame: Colorbok.  Accents: (rhinestone cross, rhinestones) Hobby Lobby; (yellow stick pins) Little Yellow Bicycle.  Clear stamp: (from Sent With Love set) Layers of Color Art Stamps.  Pigment Ink: (onyx black) Tsukineko.  Chalk ink: (Toffee, Tree frog) Clearsnap.  Fiber: (white cord).  Other: (foam tape).

Designer’s Notes:  

One of my favorite techniques is to ‘frame’ an accent on a card, as I did here with the rhinestone cross.


Any ideas yet?  Have fun getting crafty!


Visit Valerie’s sketch blog, Got Sketch?, for 100+ sketches ideas and classes!

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