Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Scrapbook sketch to Card

Remember last week's scrapbook sketch with the circles in a row and the photo off to the right.  It is in this post.  That sketch was also the basis for 5 cards for my February card class.

Here are the card sketches:

This card is the closest to the scrapbook sketch with a row of 1" punched and inked circles beside the main image which in this case doubled as the greeting.

The sketch (2nd row on the left) is flipped left to right and placed in a landscape orientation here.  I subbed paper and ribbon strips for the circles.  That darling old truck is from Stampin' Up!'s Countryside stamp set.

Here is the sketch flipped left to right and then top to bottom with the main image and sentiment on the lower right.  In the drawing, it is on the first row, right.  I used the Cricut and the Storybook cartridge to cut the branch.

I've shown this card before.  It also follows the sketch with the tags on a string instead of circles.  See more about this card here.

Finally, this one may have s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d the sketch most of all as it is spread out over a 9" x 4" card which fits into a regular business envelope.  (I used some old linen envelopes designed for resumes.)  This one gave me a chance to work with the mostly retired Stampin' Up! Bold Brights colors.  I've always struggled to put these to use.

So, five cards from one little sketch!  Often it is easy to convert a scrapbook sketch to cards just by substituting your main stamped image in place of the photos and putting the sentiment where the title or journaling would go.  Another option is to just use part of the sketch as inspiration.  Oh, so many places to go for inspiration and too little time...

Thanks for sharing a little of your time with me!


  1. cute, cute, cute...2 more on my "to copy" list :)

  2. I always love the truck stamps! Too cute.

  3. Wow, I have missed to many of your posts. I will have to check them out.
    Your cards are lovely.
    I like that you have made the most of your sketch.
    I have been trying my hand at sketches and am really enjoying them :)

  4. Lovely cards! It's so much fun to see all the variety from one sketch.

  5. Wonderful, wonderful cards! Amazing all the different looks you can get from one basic sketch.


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