How to use a Card Sketch

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It’s Monday, and I thought you’d like to see a Mojo Monday card today.  This was an easy one.  The sketch provided was rather straightforward and I thought today I’d explain how I create cards using sketches.  Thanks for following along this tutorial, if you like what you see, be sure to sign up to learn more through The Creative Grove Newsletter list right here!

You can get card and scrapbook page sketches just about anywhere these days, Pinterest, Magazines, Challenge Blogs and Books.  I like to participate in the Mojo Monday Challenge as it gets the creative juices flowing first thing in the week.  Here’s the sketch for today and my final project.

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To get a clear picture of what to do, I always follow these two rules –

  1. Sketch out my idea
  2. Pick my colors

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Once I’ve done this, the rest easily falls into place.  I don’t get too crazy with details on my own sketch, but if I think of a particular stamp set or paper that I have, I may write that down too.  I find this exercise invaluable in the time saving department.  It helps me to lock in on an idea.  You already have a starting point with a sketch, now plan a little more on paper rather than cut, cut and cut more paper trying to figure out what you’re going to do! (Believe me…I’ve done that too!)

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For todays card, you can use any stamp set you have, I used Too Kind by Stampin’ Up!.  I wasn’t 100% sure on the placement, so once I cut out my circle with my circle framelits, I lopped on a tiny piece from the side and stamped my flowers first on a piece of scrap paper, then transparency like a Stamp-a-Majig and then layered it on the circle.  It was much easier to make sure of my placement since this is a two-step stamping set.

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To properly get the angle right, add a little adhesive, but not too much that you can’t peel it back up.  I added a rectangle over my white, then trimmed my three sides.  This way, once I laid down my banners, I was able to place my twine in the criss-cross. before putting it down permanently.

Since there are so many little tips and techniques, I thought I’d give you a video to see  exactly how I made this card.  It’s one of the exclusive videos going out to The Creative Grove list this week, to sign up and get this step by step video tutorial plus other videos and tips… Sign up here And if you’re already on the list – watch your inbox this week!

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To create the little banners, use So Saffron cardstock for a color pop.  You can add even a little more with the butterflies.  To make sure the butterflies aren’t too plain, use the secondary image from the dandelions in Crushed Curry over the So Saffron.  It’s easier to do so, before you punch.  Add some Pearls and you’re all set!

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Too Kind Stamping Video

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I thought today I would do a technique video for you.  The new Too Kind stamp set is a great simple stamp set to make wonderful quick and easy cards.  Here I chose a fun color combination using my new color coach for a great little card set.  Enjoy!

Two Step Stamping Technique Video


Measurements –

  • Whisper White card front – 3 5/8” x 4 7/8”
  • Early Espresso – 3 3/4” x 5”
  • Whisper White Card Base – 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”


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Stamp Sets – Too Kind (130450c, 130447w)  Ink – Early Espresso (126974), Calypso Coral (126983), Wild Wasabi (126959) Paper – Whisper White (100730), Early Espresso (119686) Finishing Touch – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)