Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Clean & Simple

Happy Halloween! I know I should be posting a Halloween card but I rarely send them out. Since I send a lot of Christmas cards, I decided to use our current sketch at The Sketch File and create this card to add to my growing Christmas card stash. I limited the color scheme to red and white and slipped in a few snowflakes. It's a clean and simple card and lately that seems to work for me.

Below are two versions of the sketch. I hope you will find a few minutes to use one of the sketches and post your creation with us at The Sketch File:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

All about the Sentifment

I wanted to take a couple of moments to share a card I created that was inspired by our October sketch at The Sketch File. The sketch emphasizes the sentiment, so that's where I started. I used my Cricut machine to cut the sentiment from white cardstock then punched a few holly leaves and handcut a gingerbread man and candy cane from brown cardstock. I added dimensional paint along the edges of all of these and then layered everything on a snowflake patterned paper.  I hope this card will inspire you to visit the The Sketch File where you can take a peek at Kathy's beautifully crafted, elegant card.  I also hope you will be inspired by our cards and will post your own creation with us (HERE).


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Sketch File Week 2

It's the second week in October and I'm sharing another card based on the October sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy has created a sketch with a focus on the sentiment, so this card is totally about the sentiment. I kept the images small so that the words would stand out and used repetition of color to pull the card together.  Kathy and I hope you will join us this month and share a project that focuses on the sentiment. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October Sketch

I know that it is just the beginning of October, but before we know it, October will have vanished and we'll be sitting down to a Thanksgiving feast. So I created this Thanksgiving card to try to get a head of all the festivities.  The inspiration for the card comes from the latest sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy and I are just introducing the sketch today.  It will be available all month long for you to use to create your crafts. This particular sketch inspired both Kathy and I to focus on the sentiment a bit more than we have done with previous sketches. We hope you feel inspired as well.  You can focus more on the sentiment or make adjustments to the sketch to make it work for your project. Please post your creation with us HERE.

Which version of the sketch will inspire you?