Sunday Sketch

Not until seeing this picture posted here did I realize today's sketch looks a little bit like a Christmas tree. That's an interesting idea - I'll let you run with it.

The actual design requires a patterned background paper and a random arrangement of embellishments, creating a visual treat for the card's recipient.

Or a Christmas tree. You decide.

Start with a subtle pattern for your first background paper, then find a coordinating and busier pattern to go on top. Leave the right edge straight or add a fun border with scissors or tearing.

Then highlight parts of the pattern with embellishments like gems, metal brads, eyelets and buttons. The sky's the limit with this one.

A small sentiment in the corner will tie the whole thing together.

For my card, I started with a green and white polka-dotted paper. The flowered pattern has the same green in the wheels, and the right edge is scalloped, allowing more of the green to show.

Then comes the fun part - there are a variety of colored gems in the centers of the flowers. Too much fun!

And a verse matted on another coordinating pattern overlaps the two patterns, tying them together.

For more great ideas, come visit our Etsy shop. You'll find hundreds of cards and paper crafts, plus some amazing wood gifts.

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