Who doesn't love a good sketch? It helps to take the guesswork out of the page and/or card design, but still allows you to put your own spin on things just be turning the sketch or altering it here and there. A few times a month, we'll be bringing you a new sketch, and showing you a few takes on the sketch by our designers. Today, we have our second sketch for March. I asked one of our own talented designers, Diana Fisher, to create a sketch for us based off of a previously shared card, by designer Shellye McDaniel.
Original card, by Shellye McDaniel.
“Sweet” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
What a fun sketch! I especially love how you can see so much of the background layer, making it perfect to use a paper with a larger pattern! I used paper, Paper Pieces, & stickers form the Molly collection. I embellished the card with a small piece of Designer Tape and a Bella Button.
Molly: Peace, Treasures & Text, Paper Pieces; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers; Designer Tape: Cotton Candy Chevron
“Hello Dear” card, by Shellye McDaniel.
My focus on this month's sketch was the juxtaposed lines on the card's background. To recreate this image, I chose a base paper and then two contrasting papers that I cut into strips. Each strip was cut so that one end was wider than the other. I layered the strips onto the blue base paper and then stitched into place. I stayed with the general design of the sentiment area and kept things pretty clean-and-simple.
Lucky Starz: Ice Starz, Pickle Juice Starz, Surf N Turf Starz; Max: Treasures & Text; Button Market: Stars, Tie Dye; Designer Tape: Ice Stripe; High Five Alpha Stickers: Green
“You’re Awesome” card, by Diana Fisher.
I love the fox in the Max collection and couldn't think of a better way to send a "way to go" card for a certain little guy. A fun stamped sentiment makes it personal.
Max: That's My Boy, Borders, Rock Star, Candid Cards, Trinkets; Hampton Art Stamps: Sand & Surf
“Thanks” card, by Ashley Marcu.
This sketch is so fun! I grouped everything on the bottom left just like the sketch and then found balance with embellishments using Bella's designer tapes and stickers.
Family Forever: Borders, Happy Home, Paper Pieces, Trinkets; Designer Tapes: Blue Chevron, Pickle Juice Stripe
“Birthday Boy” card, by Kathy Martin.
I can’t believe my baby boy is turning 13 this spring. A teenager! I remember laying him in his crib for the night, standing there amazed at how beautiful and precious! They grow up so fast. For this milestone birthday I created a card using Bella Blvd’s hip new Max and Lucky Starz along with a sentiment flag from the Birthday Boy line. And Diana’s sketch provided a fun blueprint! Happy 13th birthday, Christopher! You’re a super star!
Max: Rock Star, Treasures & Text; Lucky Starz: Surf N Turf; Flags: Birthday Boy 2