Card Sketch April #2

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I'm still one handed. The redness and swelling gets better each day. I took a photo of the burn which I'll share during my April round-up early next month.

Ok onto the Wednesday card sketch! This one is based on a card I made last year. So many options for this one! The digital template is available in my store for a limited time, grab it while you can!

Rather than sharing the card that the sketch is based on again, I decided to make a new one :) This is another one using the Paper Loft papers. Not that I had a whole lot left as I also made a journal. I had enough though to make 4 cards for this months sketches! Love this daisy paper!

"You're the Best" card by Di Hickman
Supplies: Papers: Paper Loft; Ribbon: Offray; Rub-on: Karen Foster; Die Cut: Sizzix circle frames; Circle punch: EK Success; Transparency;

The circle is punched right through the card front, layered with a transparency and added the rub-on. So it's like a little window. I love doing this for cards, really adds a nice fun touch to any design!

Love the design of this card by Jan! The hole punched edge really adds some interest and balance to that left side. Loving the oval shapes stitched on the card in place of ribbon!

"Springtime" card by Jan Tatomir
Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey; Cardstock: Bazzill; Oval Punch: Fiskars; Hole Punch: Office Max; Rubs: Making Memories; Paper Ribbon: K&Co; Other: machine stitching

My buddy Nancy joins in the fun this week! We push each other. Since I've been using more techniques lately I told her she had to make more cards. Love the papers she chose, and leaving the thin border around the edge means this would work great for paper scraps!

"Happy Birthday" card by Nancy Jones

HUGE CONGRATS go out to sketch girl Lynn Anne!!! She had her baby boy March 14th!!! Welcome baby Franklin!!! Lynn Anne celebrated by making this adorable baby boy card!

"Baby Boy" card by Lynn Anne Cutler
Supplies: GinX Coaster shapes and words; Close to my Heart cardstock and foam adhesive; Copic Ciao Markers; AdTech Permanent Glue Runner

Another baby card. This time from Kelly. Love that stamp, and the color scheme kept in a neutral colors means its perfect for a boy or a girl! Kelly turned the sketch to a landscape orientation for a different look!

"Baby" card by Kelly Nelson
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Grant Archival patterned paper, Stampin Up stamp and inks, Kindyglitz, organza ribbon, Ranger embossing powder and Prima flower.

My Mum gets stamping again this week! She did have a head start on everyone else as I sent her the card that this sketch was based on. Love how she tied the green border and flower in by having the circle mounted onto green cardstock.

"It's Your Day" card by Linda Flinders

As usual Kim rocks the sketch! Kim also turned the sketch 90 degrees and used some beautiful papers and stamps to create a stunning card!

"time is priceless" card by Kim Hughes
Supplies: Patterned Paper; My Mind's Eye (polka dot) and Basic Grey (stripe), Stamp; Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink; Clearsnap, Bling; MAMBI, Ribbon; Beaux Regards, Die Cut; Graphic 45

Wendy chose some vintage looking papers this week that really go well with this sketch. The decorative edge adds a nice touch and the dark ribbon balances the flower really well.

"With Love" card by Wendy McGlinchey
Supplies: K & Co patterned papers, Flora Doodles Flowers, Gold Brad. Brown satin ribbon, Ivory card stock and gold peel off greeting.

Mandy opted for a celebration card this week. This could be used for a wedding, engagement or anniversary card. I love the scallop edges on the circles!

"Cheers!" card by Amanda Cruxton
Supplies: Textured cardstock from Papermill Shop, patterned paper is wrapping paper from Paperchase, small Cuttlebug folder for embossed image, gold cardstock from scraps, ribbons from Birmingham Rag Market, charm from Claires accessories.

Scallops are still a hot trend right now. You can spot them on a couple of cards this week, including this one from Annette. Love the inking along the scallops. Having the scalloped left edge really adds some interest to that edge and gives the card a completely different look!

"Best Wishes" card by Annette Taylor
Supplies: Patterned paper and large brad – Making Memories, Stamps – Tecnique Tuesday, Other brads – Papermania, Flower – Scrapagogo kit

Natalie made this beautiful card, using embossed paper! Love the soft look to this and the stitching really adds a delicate touch! Plus stitching around the edge helps to secure that wide ribbon! Awesome!

"Happy Anniversary" card by Natalie Dever
Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific; Ribbon: Papertrey Ink; Stamps: Papertrey Ink; Ink: Pallette; Other: Cuttlebug, circle cutter, machine stitching

Beverley went with a simple card that would work well for using up scraps of paper, ribbon and misc stickers. Everyone knows I'm all about using your stash and Beverley did just that!

"It's Your Day!" card by Beverley Todd
Supplies: Paper: DCWV; Ric Rac: Bazzill Basics; Mini Dot Gem: A Muse; Circle Punches (1" & 1 1/8"): EK Success; Journaling Pen: Zig Millenium; Card blank, pink cardstock & rub on greeting from stash.

Kristin took the sketch and ran with it. This is a cards that uses the sketch as inspiration. Remember you don't have to follow the sketch exactly! Love the papers on this card, and look again with the scalloped edge!

"Celebrate" card by Kristin Shulz
Supplies: DCWV cardstock; Fancy Pants patterned paper; KI Lace cardstock; Chipboard Coaster; Ranger ink; unknown stamp; Making Memories brads

Scallops again (and dots too, lots of dots this week, did you notice that too?)! Love the raw chipboard elements on this card by Raechelle. To balance that dark color she added distressing ink to the paper and the jute. Love how she tied the jute through the flower too!

"Eat Cake" card by Raechelle Bellus
supplies: pre-made card: Halcraft; pp: Scenic Route and Unknown; twine; chipboard: Maya Road; ink: Ranger; flower: unknown

Karen went for a floral print for her paper and it works really well paired with coordinating cardstock! Love the dotted ribbon! This layered circles are raised with dimensional adhesive.

"sweet" card by Karen Leahy
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Paper: Basic Grey; Ribbon: misc; Sticker; Dimensional adhesive;

Again another one inspired by the sketch. You can see the basic design, but Pearl took it a step further making it her own. Love how she tied the sentiment into the patterned paper!

"little birdie" card by Pearl Liu
Supplies: Urban Lily Sassy pp , Cuttlebug Embossing folder D'vine swirls , Bazzill Dark Blue CS , MM trim, Maya Road trim

Chrys took the basic design and went with it. She opted to use the same paper for the background, which can work well with a busy print. Love her layered flowers, and the photo corners balance the card nicely.

"Happy Easter" card by Chrys Rose
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock; Boxer Scrapbook pattern paper; Imagination Project coaster board flowers; Boxer Scrapbook button; Making Memories rub on

As always hook me up in the comments if you do the sketch, I love to come check them out!

More card sketches every Wednesday!



Audrey Pettit (APet),  April 9, 2008 at 12:25 PM  

Great sketch and wonderful DT cards!
I just recently finished a layout using your March sketch.
I love how this turned out and think I'll be definitely using this sketch again. Thanks for all your inspiration.

Jessie,  April 9, 2008 at 1:15 PM  

Great cards. I would love to try these some day!

Char April 9, 2008 at 1:55 PM  

WOW, that's a lot of great cards from your sketch! Thanks for sharing...

20Birds April 9, 2008 at 2:06 PM  

what great cards... lots of inspiration here

AfriDigiDIva April 9, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

Those are all fantastic!

Anonymous,  April 10, 2008 at 12:01 AM  

the "sweet" card is my fave!

University Place florist

Susie Blackwell April 10, 2008 at 8:56 AM  

Hello Di,

here's Mine...........

Susie xx

Maddie April 11, 2008 at 3:26 AM  

hello di

thanks for a fab sketch. my card is

Kerryn April 11, 2008 at 6:29 AM  

Thank u for the inspiration. heres mine:

Jilly April 12, 2008 at 8:20 AM  

Thanks for the inspiration Di
Heres my card

debby4000 April 13, 2008 at 1:55 AM  

Another brilliant sketch and great DT designs
Here's mine

Jackie April 13, 2008 at 1:51 PM  

I've just added my card to my blog :)

Kaz April 14, 2008 at 9:21 AM  

Great cards and sketch. I've played along this week and it's on my blog.

Made by Mandy April 14, 2008 at 11:30 AM  

Love this sketch sooo much, can see it getting used a lot. Great cards from the design team and I am loving being a guest designer :)

Looby April 16, 2008 at 9:10 AM  

literally just minutes late! LOL, never mind! My card's here:

Lou x

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