How to Change a Card Sketch Layout

By | October 4, 2017

Card sketches are great tools to use when planning and creating handmade cards.  Today I’d like to talk about how to change a card sketch layout and I’ve got two cards to share as an illustration.

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for awhile, you’ll know that in the past I’ve done many blog posts on using card sketches.  They are a go-to tool in my card making tool box.  (If you’d like to see my other posts on this topic, use the search tool in my sidebar and type in the terms Card Sketches and Card Layouts.)

The two cards I’m sharing today use many of the same elements.  However, with a few additions and changes, you can come up with a new twist that looks like a different card!!

Here’s my first card.  This was my original card.  It’s fairly simple to make because we made it at my recent open house (and there isn’t time for complicated at that event!).

How to Change a Card Sketch Layout

I had extra card kits left after the event that I wanted to use.  I also needed to make some Thanksgiving cards for our church to send to our sponsored missionaries.  That brought up the question of  how to change a card sketch layout!!


Here’s what I came up with.

How to Change a Card Sketch Layout

Notice how the overall card layout is exactly the same as the first.  My second card even uses the exact same featured element.  However, I changed the words and shape of the sentiment (a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp and punch), moved it to the left, and added some additional stamped elements.  Now, even though many of the elements are the same, I have two very different cards using the same layout!!


Sometimes we think we need to come up with a new idea each time we make a card.  As you can see from my two cards today, that simply isn’t true!!  Here’s my challenge to you today.  Find a card layout that you like and create a card with it.  Then, figure out how to change a card sketch layout by changing the card elements to make an entirely different card.

P.S. If you’d like to see other cards I made using the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, you can find them here.

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