one sketch, three cards…

It’s been a while since I challenged you to make a card using a sketch. Sometimes a sketch is all I personally need to get the inspiration flowing {is that true for you as well?}, so take a look at the sketch, my samples, pull out a favorite stamp set and enjoy a little creative time!

From the sketch above I created three cards featuring products from A Muse|Studio, altering the design a tiny bit in each example to show you how versatile one sketch can be. Lets take a look at each card…


For this card, I chose to follow the sketch pretty closely. The colors are a winter sky base card with accent colors and inks in french roast, vanilla and wasabi. The stamp set I used is the Sunny Side of Life, the sentiment is from Just My Type.


In this example above, I turned the sketch on its side and went with a valentine theme. The base card is french roast, with an accent strip in cherry polka dot. I used latte card stock to layer the square panels and used cherry and french roast ink for the stamping. The stamp set I used is called Sending my Love. A couple of sparkle stickers add a little bling!


For this last card, I kept the design elements vertical but turned the base card on its side. One of my girl friends is due to have a baby girl any day now…her nursery is decorated in nature/owls. I know she will love this little owl baby card! The base card is in lemon whip, with an accent piece in french roast wood grain. Before attaching the wood grain piece to the base card, I wrapped some shell satin ribbon to the piece so I could make sure the ends were tucked in, then I added the little tie to the front as a separate piece. Creating the tied look in two pieces keeps the ribbon more flat and manageable. I stamped the sentiment directly on the base card. The sets I used:  Owl’s Well and Little Peanut (for the sentiment).

One sketch, but three very different cards! I hope my sketch inspires your own creativity… have fun! Please leave any questions you may have in the comments. I would love to see what you create using this sketch–you can email your card photos to me at 27checkerberry@gmail. Thanks so much!


  1. Great cards, Kris! What a versatile design.

  2. I just love it the design challenges and your cards are always sooooooooooooo cute!! It’s so nice to have a guideline to create from. Thanks honey!! XXOO