Sketch Inspiration Revisited

Earlier this week I posted a quick & simple card with a tutorial video for a card I created using a sketch as my inspiration. For today’s post, I’m revisiting that sketch again and showing how to create a bit of a more stepped up version of the same card.

Mel's Card Corner | Sketch Inspiration Revisited

Instead of using a piece of printed patterned paper for my center panel, this time I created my own. I used the mixed floral image from the Wood Words stamp set coming June 1 in the new Stampin’ Up!® catalog. I repeat stamped it randomly on a piece of Whisper White card stock using the new Berry Burst In Color. To keep the look a bit more subtle, I stamped off once on a piece of scratch paper before stamping on the Whisper White.

After I finished stamping all the flowers, I adhered the panel to a top-folding card base created from Berry Burst card stock. I absolutely LOVE this new In Color. I know a lot of Demonstrators are super excited about the new Lemon Lime Twist color, but I think the Berry Burst may be my favorite of the new colors! To give the card a bit of extra sparkle, I adhered a thin strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper on either side of my stamped panel.

Mel's Card Corner | Sketch Inspiration Revisited

Instead of just stamping the sentiment (also from Wood Words) on a plain rectangle, this time I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White card stock then punched it out using the Classic Label punch. I also used the Berry Burst ink for the sentiment, but didn’t stamp off first this time. To help the sentiment stand out a bit against the busy background, I lightly sponged around the edges using the Berry Burst ink. Once again, I added two small rhinestones on either side of the sentiment as embellishment for a bit of bling. To complete my card, I adhered a Whisper White panel inside the card as a signature panel.

The main inspiration for both these cards was the same sketch. In the card from Tuesday, I kept things very simple by using printed paper and a basic rectangle for the sentiment. The card didn’t really require any special tools or skills, so it’s perfect for either a beginner stamper or for a more experienced stamper who just needs a cute quick and easy card. For today’s card, I stepped things up a bit by doing generational stamping, creating my own patterned paper, using a punch, doing some sponging, and adding some glimmer paper.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how to use the same sketch in two different ways. If you did, please leave me a comment below and let me know if you would like to see more of this type of comparison. If you didn’t enjoy it, please let me know that as well. My goal is to provide content that is of interest to my readers. 🙂

Once again, since this card uses mostly new products which aren’t available to customers yet, there will be no supply list for this card. Thanks!

Until next time …

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  1. Vickie Buehler says:

    I do enjoy seeing different cards using the same supplies, and sketches. It sure helps to stretch those supplies! I really like what you’ve done with both cards.

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