Card Sketches for Card Making Ideas

By | July 26, 2017

Here’s another post in my “Card Sketches for Card Making Ideas” mini series.  I’ve been showing you how to use one card sketch to create many different cards.  And, unless you study the cards carefully, you can’t tell they come from the same sketch!!

In my first post last week, I changed the color of the card theme (see it here).  Check out Monday’s post where I showed how you can change and vary some of the elements to create an original card.  Today I’m going to show you two cards where I’ve changed the direction of the design from horizontal to vertical.

Here’s my original card sketch.

Greeting Card Layout Sketch



Here’s my first card sample.



Here’s the second card I have to share.  I found the idea for this card on Kelly Kent’s blog and modified it slightly to fit what I was using.

Card Sketches for Card Making Ideas


  • Do you see the card sketch on this card??  The three elements are there if you look closely.  For this card, the designer paper piece is quite a bit wider than my other cards (2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″).  It runs from the top of the card to the bottom of the card and is matted with a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  The other two card elements overlap the pattern paper.
  • The sentiment element is stamped on a banner piece (1″ x 4″) and goes across almost the entire card front.
  • The circle element is the stamped daisy.  I mounted the flower onto a circle of Wisteria Wonder cardstock for two reasons.  The most important one was that the flower showed up better with the circle.  The other reason is that is added one more splash of Wisteria Wonder color to the card front, balancing the design out with the color repeated three times.


One More “Rule of Thumb”….

Here’s one more rule of thumb for using”Card Sketches for Card Making Ideas“…don’t worry about copying the sketch exactly.  Remember, the sketch is just a tool or guideline to help get you started.  Use the general idea and then modify it to use what you have.  I can’t tell you the number of times I have started out with a specific layout in mind only to find that it doesn’t work with the elements I’m trying to add to it.  That’s when it’s time to relax and modify the layout.


On Monday I’ll have my last “Card Sketches for Card Making Ideas” post where I share more cards based on this card sketch.  Can you believe all the different cards I’ve created from just ONE sketch??  Make sure to stop back next week!!



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