Sunday Sketch

Today's sketch will let you combine patterns, images, embellishments and a great phrase all in one card.

Start with a layer or two of card stock for your background, and then add a rectangle and a circle of two coordinating patterns.

Then choose an image that goes with your theme - a sticker, stamped picture or die cut will be fine - and a handful of embellishments like eyelets or brads.

Your sentiment will overlap several of the layers to tie it all together.
For my card, I actually started with the cardinal image and planned the rest of my colors and embellishments around it. I chose red and green textured card stock to layer for the background, and then two patterns in the same shades.

This made it easy to leave a small space for two pretty red buttons. The sentiment is double matted on coordinating card stock as well.

For more layout ideas, visit my Etsy shop. You'll find handmade Christian cards, journals and paper crafts as well as lots of great gift ideas, so stop in today!

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