Card Sketches

If you have been scrapbooking for awhile you know exactly what a sketch is. They make creating a page or layout a little easier and faster while still allowing flexibility in the products and photographs that you select. A sketch allows for a lot of versatility and

Did you know they also have sketches for card making too? Card sketches were virtually the exact same way that a layout sketch works.

I have been using them for a very long time, but just recently got very into using them. I love to make them myself and then when I am needing a card for a special occasion or some event, I pull out my sketches, my scraps and can usually create a card in mere minutes.

I use index cards usually to draw my sketches, here is an example:

And here are examples of two cards I made using the same sketch. As you can see, based on the supplies I had on hand (any scraps will do), I changed them up a little, even though they do look similar.

The best part of using a sketch and scraps to create your cards is that you can use the same sketch for almost any occasion. You will just need to change the paper, the stamps or sentiments used, and the embellishments.

Use your favorite supplies, get creative and have a lot of fun. Sketches are a practical way to scrapbook or do card making, and can be loads of fun too!

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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