Saturday, July 24, 2021

Saturday Sketch - Timeless Tropical

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with another card based off of a card sketch.  Card sketches are a great way to jump start your creativity as well as make your creative lives easier.  For this weeks card sketch I came up with a fun little versatile design that can be used for so many different creations.  Here's a look at my card inspired by my card sketch.  

I am kicking off a new series on my blog today on using card sketches.  Todays card features the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.

For this sketch I used the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set along with some other fun products in a fun new way.

Card Sketch:  

So, are you wondering what card sketches are?  If you have been around the cardmaking/papercrafting world I am sure you have heard of them.  You can define card sketches as design templates/ layouts for greeting cards.  You can use them as a guide to aid you in your creative journey.  They are great for using up extra supplies, scraps, or to explore your supplies.  

I am kicking off a new series on my blog today on using card sketches.  Todays card features the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.

Here's a look at the card that I created from the sketch side by side.  I used all the same measurements for my card that I did to create the card sketch. Instead of a circle I used the large hibiscus from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Pale Papaya Ink and used my Wink-of-Stella Clear Brush Pen to add a little more shadowing by pulling out some of the ink from the shadow area of the stamped image.  I also added a mixture of Balmy Blue and Pale Papaya Ink to create a deeper shadow around the center of the flower.  I then cut it out and added my sentiment onto a strip of Basic White Cardstock stamped in Balmy Blue Ink.  

I am kicking off a new series on my blog today on using card sketches.  Todays card features the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.

I took a piece of Old Olive Cardstock and cut it to the 5 1/4" x 4" and placed it on my card base which was a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock.  I then added a strip of Bloom Where You're Planted Designer Series Paper to the left hand side of the card front.  I also added a strip of Balmy Blue Cardstock to the center part of the card.  I then came back and added the same size strip of Vellum Cardstock that I embossed with the Animal Print Embossing Folder.  I attached the vellum piece with a couple Mini Glue Dots.  

I am kicking off a new series on my blog today on using card sketches.  Todays card features the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.

I finished off the card by adding a few of the clear gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems sprinkled around the card.  The large hibiscus was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals as well as the sentiment.  I hope that this new series will help inspire your creative flow and you will give them a try.  If you do use the #saturdaysketchchallenge so that I can see what you created with the sketch.  I would love to see you cards.  

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day and a wonderful week.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the link in the Stampin' Up! shopping list below.  If your order is over $50 (before shipping and taxes) and you use the host code this month I will send you a little gift as a thank you.  You can always find the latest host code in the side bar to the right on my blog.  Click here to shop with the July 2021 Host Code.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Creative Stampers July Tutorial Bundle: 

Get the July 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free with any size order in my online store or it can be purchased for $22 in my Tutorial Store.  The July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features 10 creatively festively fun projects featuring Christmas Projects.  

Rick's Fun Summer Stamping Special: 

Summer is almost here, and I am super excited to announce my Summer Promotion for this year.  This year I want to kick summer off with a bang and with a whole lot of fun too!  And what is more fun that spending summer stamping together!  You will be able to earn tokens for a couple different things.  When you earn a token, I will put your name on it during my weekly Facebook Live and drop it into my Garden of Fun Prize Bucket!  At the end of the promotion, I will do a prize draw for some fun prizes from everyone’s name in the bucket.  

Crafty Corner Monthly: 


Join me for the July Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Class.  You can join the card club as a member for $39.00 a month and get all the perks of being a member or take the class for only $44.00 a month with no commitment. July Clubs features the All for Baby Bundle.  Click here to find out all the details and to register by July 20th.  

Coffee & a Card Round 3: 

Coffee and a Card with Rick is my monthly card class that I do online on my weekly YouTube Live at 11:30 am CST.  Each month we focus on one stamp set, one pack of paper, and one ink pad.  I share with you five different cards (one each week for five weeks).  You can read all the details and check out what's instore for this round by clicking here.  

Designer Series Paper Sale: 

Don't forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale going on until August 2, 2021.  Select papers from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are on Sale Now!  Click here to order.  



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