May Card Sketch #2

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sometimes when I make sketches first I am led by a particular theme or product. When I made this one I was organizing my ribbon stash, and thought that the ribbons could be a feature on a card rather than an accent. I kept everything simple to draw the eye to the strips. Cards really don't have to be fussy or complex to be striking!

Also remember to check out my other templates and printables in my digital stores!


There are lots of options available for this sketch. Do you use paper, cardstock, tape or ribbon for the strips? Well as I mentioned when I envisioned the sketch I "saw" it with ribbons. I tried to get it to work with patterned paper but it just wasn't happening for me, so I opted for clean and simple. I think this shows that you don't need TONS of supplies on a card, which is great for beginner card makers. After I stamped the sentiment I also thought this design would work well for sympathy/bereavement cards.

"thinking of you" card by Di Hickman
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Ribbon: Target; Paper (envelope): DCWV; stamp: Fiskars; Marker pens;



"you made my day" card by Raechelle Bellus
supplies: pp: The Paper Studio and Junkitz; chipboard: WRMK; rub on: Crate Paper; ink: Clearsnap



"Happy Birthday" card by Jan Tatomir
Supplies: Paper: SEI; Transparency: Hambly; Iron-On Metal Mesh Trim: Horizon; CB Swirls: Fancy Pants; Ink: Staz-On; Embossing Powder: Mark Ent.; Button: vintage; Epoxy (button center): SEI; Rub: American Crafts;



"hi" card by Jo Willis
Supplies: Papermill card, Ki Memories paper (from Funky Paper Pad II), Inkadinkado round frame stamp mounted on foam , black Versafine ink, Doodlebug alphabet stickers, hotfix rhinestones, black Sakura Micron pen.



"hi" card by Pearl Liu
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Glitz Design Feathered Friends eye candy , Heidi Grace , Maya Road transparent tape, Pink Paislee Holly Doodle Chocolate alphabet stickers , Heidi Grace pp.



"You are loved" card by Jackie Price
Supplies: Basic Grey Romani scraps; Bazzill scraps; Flowers punched from scraps; Cat’s eye Ink; Staz On Ink; Studio G Clear Stamp; Pink brad



"I love you Mom" card by Kristin Shulz
Supplies: DCWV Cardstock; unknown patterned Paper, Boxer stick pin, Colorbox chalk ink, Pebbles Inc rubs; Making Memories rubs



"Sweet Baby" card by Kim Hughes
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Making Memories; Stickers: American Crafts; Pens: Copics; Epoxy Stickers: Heidi Grace; Ink: Stazon



"One of a Kind" card by Deanne Burton
Supplies: Stampin' Up cardstock and design paper; Stampin' Up rubon; American Crafts embellishment; Ribbon (dollar store); Cuttlebug for embossing design paper



"welcome spring" card by Celeste Brodnik
Supplies: Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee; Transparency: Hambly Studios; Ink: Colorbox; Glitter Glue: Stickles



"Hello" card by Chrys Rose
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock; American Crafts pattern paper; Boxer Scrapbook pattern paper; Scenic Route rub on; Maya Road chipboard; Kaiser Craft pearls



"For You" card by Wendy McGlinchey
Supplies:- Pink pearlised card, pink prima flower, Ivory base card, Making Memories patterned paper, black Versafine ink pad, Magnolia Tilda stamp 'Shabby Chic' range, Copic markers.



"three" card by Annette Taylor
Supplies list: Heidi Grace patterned paper, Angel crafts ribbon, Bazzill scalloped shape that was then cuttlebugged and inked, Basic grey number 3, Sakura white soufflé pen, Versamark inks



"Happy Birthday" card by Linda Flinders



"Happy Birthday" card by Lynn Anne Cutler
supplies: Cardstock by Paper Studio; Stickers by Pebbles Inc.; Tombo adhesive; fabric scraps



"thanks" card by Kelli Smith
supplies: all papers from Love Elsie, stickles, stamp



If you do a card with the sketch, make a comment with your link and I'll come check them out!

12 comments:

ski_bunny23 May 15, 2008 at 6:23 AM  

I love all these cards. I just started reading your blog and I love to print out these examples for great inspiration on my next card.

Susie Blackwell May 15, 2008 at 12:48 PM  

Hi There,

Here's mine......

http://whiteribboncards.blogspot.com/2008/05/papertake-weekly-di-hickmans-sketch-may.html


Susie xx

orangedaisy May 15, 2008 at 4:44 PM  

lovely cards
mine is on my blog

Beverley Todd May 16, 2008 at 2:01 PM  

EXCELLENT CARDS LADIES! Sorry guys - I just didn't get mine in on time but it's here:http://craftymoments.blogspot.com/
2008/05/sorry-di.html

debby4000 May 17, 2008 at 1:03 AM  

Great sketch Di, love the DT samples brilliant.
Here's mine
http://debby4000.blogspot.com/2008/05/crafty-saturday.html

Charlol May 17, 2008 at 11:05 AM  

Have made a card using your fab sketch. Will be hoping to try out the next one too, thanks
http://craftycharlol.blogspot.com/2008/05/sketch-challenge.html

Fe-Fe May 17, 2008 at 12:57 PM  

Thought I'd have a go at this challenge as I love all the examples.
Here is my take on it.
http://fe-fesworld.blogspot.com/2008/05/sketch-card.html

Looby May 18, 2008 at 7:09 AM  

great sketch Di! Here''s my card:

http://scraphappylou.blogspot.com/2008/05/di-hickman-may-2.html

Lou x

Anonymous,  May 19, 2008 at 9:46 AM  

Another fantastic sketch, Di. It's one that I'll be using again and again. Care to see my masculine birthday card? http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/918806?cat=500&ppuser=87307

Take care - Regina Davis

Jackie May 19, 2008 at 3:50 PM  

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

Susan (Sue H) May 24, 2008 at 5:05 AM  

Oh my....What wonderful cards from the design team and those who have taken up the challenge.

I've not had a go at one of your templates for ages and thought it was about time I took the plunge again so here'sme effort.

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