Sunday Sketch

One of my favorite things about creating handmade cards is finding fun color combinations. Today’s sketch is a result of putting together some very vibrant colors and building the card around them.

Each component of this sketch is incredibly important. I started with the two patterned papers and then coordinated the two solid card stock colors for the matted background. Thank goodness for a huge box full of scrap card stock!

I knew I wanted to use the vellum sentiment with these specific patterned papers, so that was a no-brainer, plus it is just adorable with its washi tape. Then, just for the fun of it, I pulled out this huge pink flower die cut. I love the way the pink and yellow matched up. And then I finished it off with glittered acrylic dots to fill in the open spaces.

Ready to make this sketch your own? Start with a card stock base and then layer on two colors of solid card stock. Then cut blocks of two patterned papers to go in two opposite corners.

Now comes the fun part - use a vertical sentiment and large image to make an eye-catching arrangement on top of the patterns. Look for colors that go well together, but that also make each other stand out.

Finish your card with some small embellishments, both in the corners and across the image and sentiment, filling in any open spaces.

Love what you see here? You can find this card available for purchase in our Etsy shop. At Stuff From Trees you’ll see cards from past Sunday Sketches, other handmade paper crafts and wood gifts for any occasion. We look forward to seeing you in the shop soon!

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