Hi everyone, Laurel here. I’ve got a few cards and a corresponding sketch for you today. I don’t know about you, but when I create cards, or layouts, I like a starting off point – a sketch… I love sketches! There are many of these types of challenges out there and I play along whenever I can.
However, sometimes the sketches out there just don’t speak to me so I begin with my basic sketch and go from there.
Today I am here to share how I go about starting with my basic sketch, then just alter it for slightly different looks. All of the girls have been paper pieced and fussy cut and mounted on foam squares.
First, the basic sketch… I like layers…. lots of layers so even if I do a clean and simple type of card I use this basic sketch. The card front is 4 1/4 X 51/2 (or 3 1/2 X 5 1/2 if I want a skinny card). The inside panel is then 3 3/4 X 5 (or 3 X 5 for the skinny). Simple and lots to work with.
Now trust me… these are the hardest for me… I like to keep going! LOL. For all of the cards, I have kept the papers similiar so that you can see the slight variations.
For the next sketch, I just added some pattern paper to the top and bottom of the inside panel.
For this card I used the Aleah Girl.
So for the next sketch, I just moved the inside panel up to the top of the card, then just added another strip of paper.
The final adjustment is just adding another panel (3 1/4 X 4 1/2).
So there you have it. My basic starting point for my cards (if there is no sketch out there speaking to me 😉 ) I then just play around until I have something I am happy with – which for me… generally have many layers and bits and bobs added.
What about you? Do you like sketches? Do you use them? If you use any of these that I have shared today, please share in our Show and Tell Facebook group tagging #sketchesbylaurel I would love to see!