Sunday Sketch

Find the largest embellishment you have and get ready to make a dramatic card with today's sketch.

While it doesn't have to be a flower, you'll want to choose a vertical image to fit a vertical card. Think buildings in a cityscape, the tower of a castle or a tree with spring buds.

Then you'll do two sets of double mats. The back two will be a solid color of card stock and a subtle pattern that won't detract from the image. The top two will frame the image on white with a coordinating mat behind it.

Add a horizontal sentiment across the whole card and you'll have a beautiful card ready for brightening someone's day.
For my card, I started with the beautiful purple iris and worked my way backward. I matted it on white card stock to make those colors pop and then added a medium purple mat. By starting with the image, I was able to cut everything else in the right proportions, which might not have happened if I started with the background.

I chose a light purple striped patterned paper, the same color as the flower, and matted it on a deep purple card stock.

The "thank you" was printed from the computer on white card stock and matted on a coordinating purple card stock. Then to tie everything together, I matched the stripes of the patterned paper for a strip across the entire card.

This card, along with many other paper crafts and gifts, can be found in my Etsy shop. You'll find lots of great ideas and maybe a gift or two!


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