Sunday Sketch

Today's sketch is a great opportunity to use up a bunch of those scraps you have stored up. Don't try to tell me you don't have any scraps. I know better.

The background of this sketch is a solid color, but it's made much more interesting by combining three patterned papers into a row of panels across the back. Cut one to fit on the left hand side of the card, then use it as a template to cut the other ones.

Run a sentiment and a fun image across the bottom, and choose three tiny embellishments to balance the page.

For my card, I matted two solid colors - black and teal - to make my background. (I love layers.)

Then I cut three panels of coordinating decorator paper. All of the edges are ink-distressed in black to stand out from the teal background paper.

I printed out the word and double matted it to run across the bottom and under the three punched circles. Three pretty gems down the side and it's a one-of-a-kind coordinated card!

For more card layouts and some great gift ideas, come visit our Etsy shop. You'll find hundreds of cards, paper crafts, pens, puzzles and other wood gifts, so you're sure to find something wonderful for someone special - and maybe something fun for yourself!

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