Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stars and Stamps Sketch

Good morning! Today I'm excited to share with you that I've created a sketch for the Stars and Stamp blog (Operation Write Home's Blogger's Circle). Here is the card I created for S&S Sketch challenge 5:
Having never created a sketch before, I went somewhat simple. Actually I went backwards and created a card first, then drew the sketch. My goal was to use a set amount of paper (Two pieces Garden Green, one piece Soft Suede, one piece white, one piece 6x6 dsp in Garden Green and eight A2 card bases) and use it up to make eight cards. Here's what I started with:
And here's the paper cut up and ready to go:

I punched word windows with Happy Birthday and Thanks sentiments in Chocolate Chip or Garden Green Ink. The green was cut to 4 x 5 1/4" and suede is 4 x 2 1/2" and the dsp is 1 1/2 x 2 1/2". With SU's Simply Said stamp set I added a bit of background to a few cards, and added ribbon to a few.

These were also created before I could find the floor or table in my craft area, so it was necessary to keep it simple. Now that I'm back to a sense of order I'd probably emboss a few of the suede or green panels. Either way these cards are off to OWH for some heroes to keep in touch with home.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find time to give my sketch a try. Flip it, rotate it, do whatever it takes to make it work. Then link it up HERE at Stars and Stamps--I can't wait to see what you create!



  1. Awesome, quick sketch! I love the simplicity of the cards, and how you could mass produce them in no time. Great job!!

  2. oh girl!!! u r on a roll now. i hope you'll be making sketches to share with all of us again soon.

    these are awesome. i love the simplicity of it and your colors are terrific. great job!

    hugs ♥

  3. Great sketch, Caryl. Thanks for sharing your cards and inspiration.

  4. Way to go! I'm going to play with the sketch later :-)

  5. Thanks! This helped so much! I've read a few
    rather confusing websites lately, this cleared up some confusion I had.

  6. What a wonderful set of cards! Love the simple design!

  7. Great cards! Thanks for the awesome sketch this week!

  8. Fantastic sketch! What a wonderful project. Love the way they all turned out.
    Enjoy your week off.

  9. What a terrific bunch of cards. So interesting how you created them and that you used the same paper but got different looks. I love green.


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