We’re always excited to welcome our friend, and etceterista Valerie Salmon back to the blog with another inspiring sketch!
Hey paper crafters, isn’t it time for another card sketch? Got a few extra minutes? Grab some supplies and give this card sketch a try. Layer elements to create a fun and festive card! Adhere a few items with foam adhesive to give your cards that extra pop. Happy crafting!
“Birthday Wishes to You” Card
Designed by Valerie Salmon
SOURCES Paper, stickers, border (Echo Park Paper Co.), Chipboard star (American Crafts), twine.
Designer’s Notes: Instead of making a square card, I created a rectangular one. I chose to use all products from one manufacturer line. Everything coordinated so this card came together in a snap. I just added a chipboard star with the birthday boy’s age to personalize it.
“Thank You” Card
Designed by Lisette Gibbons
SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Scenic Route (Garden Grove) | Doily: Martha Stewart | Ribbon: Vandoros | Lace: Spotlight | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Big & Bold Wishes) | Ink: Staz’On (Jet Black) | Dies: Papertrey Ink (Banner Builder, Mat Stack 5) MFT Die-Namics (Rolled Rose)
Designer’s Notes: I pretty much stuck to the card sketch all the way and kept the colour scheme simple for more impact. I always like to add different materials to add depth like lace, ribbon and the 3-dimensional flower.
“Happy Birthday” Card
Designed by Ingrid Danvers
SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (Straw). Patterned paper: October Afternoon (Farmhouse). Ribbon, twine: Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist). Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Birthday Basics). Ink: Versafine (Vintage Sepia), Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo). Foam dots: Zva Creative. Dies: Papertrey Ink (Doily Details, Beautiful Blooms II #1 Collection, Double-Ended Banners, Banner Builder Collection). Tools: Martha Stewart (border punch), EK Success (1 3/4″ circle punch). Adhesive: Aleene’s Tacky Glue. Other: resin flower.
Designer’s Notes: I followed the card sketch closely. If I layer certain elements like the doily, circle, die-cut flower and resin flower on this card I love to use adhesive foam dots to create more depth.
Designed by Rae Barthel
SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Die cuts: (cupcake, word, scalloped border) Crate Paper jSticker: (scallop border) Crate Paepr Acrylic frame: Maya Road Pearls: (pink swirl) Zva Creative; (pink) Kaisercraft Ink: (Leather Mix’d Media Inx) Clearsnap Ribbon: Michael’s Tool: (corner rounder punch) WRMK. Other: foam tape
Designer’s Notes: I like to keep some generic or sentiment-free cards on hand in my studio, such as this card, which could be easily used as a birthday card, thank you card, congratulations or “just because”. And when I really love a sketch (like this one!) I will make multiple cards, using different papers, and they get put together so easily thanks to the sketch!
Designed by Anabelle O’Malley
SOURCES Cardstock-Papertrey Ink. Patterned Paper, Gems, Fabric Ribbon-Webster’s Pages. Foam Adhesive- Glue Arts. Border Punch-Martha Stewart.
Designer’s Notes: One thing I love about sketches is that I can interpret them any way I like! I played around with a couple of flowers on here, but didn’t like the way any of them looked. I decided I liked the balloons as they kept with the birthday theme, so I went ahead and used them instead. Having creative freedom with sketches makes designing cards and pages easy and fun!
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