Oct 7, 2013

Card Making Process: Use Sketch; Repeat!

Okay, Card Makers -- did you have a productive Saturday for World Card Making Day?  I feel as though I did, even though the day afternoon was broken up by having to drive to an away game for my youngest son's soccer league. However, I didn't mind because it was a beautiful weekend here in Texas!  We are finally cooling off so it can feel like fall.

Although I was productive with card making on Saturday, the day didn't start out with much creativity.  My goal was to make several cards to keep in my stash that was depleted, but the ideas just weren't coming, despite the fact that I pulled out several different 6"x 6" pads and other printed paper that I wanted to use.

After some time of fussing, I looked at  Becky's sketches always seem to create a spark, and I hoped it would this time too.  This is a sketch from the September 2013 Cardmaps:  

Because I had so much pattern paper I wanted to use, this sketch offered ideas for layering different paper.  

The first card with this sketch turned out well.

After this card, I was stuck again.  Instead of looking for another sketch and starting over, I decided to reuse the sketch since I was pleased how the first card evolved.

Now I was on a roll, so I completed a couple more:  

And finally, one more with a twist:  

Even though I used the same sketch, with a variety of paper and stamps, I was still able to complete five different cards.

Do you use the same sketch more than once? Leave your comments below!


  1. Angie, I love how different all your cards are, even though you used the same sketch!

    1. Thanks so much! It was a great way to use up my 6 x 6 paper pads!

  2. These are all amazing. Although the top two are my fave!!

    1. Thanks! This was a fun and easy sketch!