CS22 - A Sketch, 2 Cards and a tip!

Ready to get crafty with a sketch?

This Creative-Sketches challenge sketch is one of those that I think you'll use over and over again with a variety of papers and images. I had so much fun playing with it that I made 2 samples to share with you!

Let's start with a card that uses the sketch as-is. The layout is clean and simple (my favorite kind) which allows you to bring it to life using rich and lively colors in your paper and colored image. For added detail, organza ribbon is tied around the outside of the card. The recipient will need to slide the ribbon off in order to open the card.

Stamp Set: (Sale-a-bration) Sweet Summer

For the second one, I added an additional block to the sketch allowing me to use a wider stamped image. Softer colors give this card a sweeter look than the one above. Unlike the ribbon wrap above, linen thread runs through the folded edge of the card. Aside from the decoration is provides, this also allows you to tuck a picture or gift card into the inside of the card without building in a pocket.
Stamp Set: (Hostess Level 1) A Slice of Life
To cut an opening for the thread (or ribbon, if that's what you want to use), use a Hobby Blade to cut a thin slit into the folded edge of the card. The height of the slit should be just larger than the thread or ribbon you are running through it. This slit is small because I'll only be running the thread through twice.
If you are using linen thread like the one I used here, a sewing needle will make easy work of getting the thread through the slit.

Before tightening your thread and knotting it, put the other elements of the card front in place first. You may find that you need to leave a little extra room depending on the thickness of your card stock and layers.

For more ideas using this sketch, be sure to visit the Creative-Sketches blog site. We would love for you to play along; leave a link and we'll stop by to see your work!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps: Sweet Summer (W121849, C123214), A Slice of Life (W121895, C121952)
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Stampin' Write Markers for coloring
Paper: Pear Pizzazz (119795), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730), Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper (117167) Project 2: Pear Pizzazz (119795), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730), In-Color DSP stack (117158)
Tools: Hobby Blade (102449)
Embellishments: Jewels Basic Rhinestone (119246), 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319), Linen Thread (104199)
Always within reach: Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner (102394), Stampin' Scrub (102642)