Sunday, March 17, 2013


Card sketches make cardmaking so easy. It's like a room layout for your card. The hard part, the card design, is done for you...all you have to do is decide what colors/papers/embellishments/sayings you want to use.

     365 Cards is having a sketch challenge this week. You can check it out here. Even if you don't enter, check out the sketch; it's a great design that works for so many occasions.

     I knew right away the card I wanted to make using this sketch. I have some beautiful deep purple metallic cardstock and coordinating feathers. Since I wanted a "get well" card, I thought I'd add a rose to the front. So easy to make. 
     I inked the white sentiment cardstock using Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender because I couldn't find anything I liked to go with the deep purple metallic. The ink has a shimmer to it (I know it doesn't show up well in the photo). The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!-Thoughts & Prayers set.

     I inked the edges of the rose petals using the same ink and then applied some glitter to create "dew." I freehand cut the leaves, created "vein" creases, then inked over the top using Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink.  I also put a white punched border behind the feather to create a lattice effect.
{Note: if you take my card classes, we'll be making these roses in an upcoming class.}


  1. That bloom really pops, great card. Many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards.

  2. beautiful bloom! Thanks so much for joining us on 365 Cards this week

  3. this card is gorgeous and what a lovely bloom. Fab colours.

    Thanks for joining us over at 365cards :)

  4. gorgeous card and LOVE your petty bloom!!!! soo glad you played along with 365 cards!!!!

  5. Thank you all so much. It's exciting when a sketch actually becomes a card. Thanks for the inspiration.


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