Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Card Sketch #1

Hi readers, yesterday was a good day for crafting. I started to walk to the park with the boys but the rain started and the wind really started blowing so we scurried home. I decided to finish coloring my stamped image with water color pencils and put together a card.

Normally I don't do card sketches but one of the things I've made for a goal is to challenge myself to do something I normally don't do. I started reading some of  Roni's old posts from her blog Ink Stains with Roni and she had this card sketch.
Using this sketch as a jump start point I came up with this card. You will notice that I decided to not go with rectangles.
 The first thing I did was create my cutting file. I started off by making a panel with the cutout ovals. Originally I was going to glue my plastic with the stamp image right on a blank card base. I decided instead though to make a corresponding card base. I didn't take into consideration that welding a cutout panel and a rectangle in Studio would make a slight difference in the size so the cutout panel and the front would not both be the same size. However, I like the way the inside panel peeks out on the front. Of course Cameron was happy to get to cut out the cut out panel and the card base.

To make the media for stamping on I took a piece of plastic and glued with acrylic floor wax a check napkin I had separated onto it. The napkin wrinkled when I put it onto the plastic but that was no big deal.When it was dried I placed my cut out panel over the plastic side using it as a guide of where to stamp and stamped in the openings. I could not find on the stamp who made it but it is an old rubber stamp I have had for a long time. Once the Stazon ink was dry I turned it over and colored in  the stamped image with water color pencils. Then I put my card together using a dot tape runner.

I stamped on a scrap on the napkin side my sentiment. Then cut it out free hand to fit. I could have just as easily stamped right on the card front but you know me I'm always afraid of messing something up when I stamp. Besides I think it pulls everything together.

I decided to add a fun detail to the inside panel by embossing it with  my Swiss Dots folder.

By using cutouts on the front and on the inside panel there is a stain glass look on the front.

Do you like to use card sketches when making cards? Do you like to use things like napkins which are usually throwaways?

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Very pretty. I love the stained glass look.
    That is a gorgeous stamp.

  2. This card has it all --- flowers, embossing, repeated image. Love it Myoriah! I have my blog going again, but had to change the name. Would love to have you follow.

  3. Love your card and the idea of using a napkin. Will have to try that and of course the dots are about my fave embossing folder. Love the stained glass look. hugs, Patty

  4. Yes indeed I like card sketches. I always seem to need a jump off point. I love what you did with the napkin. You are a creative one.


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