I hope you have been having a great week so far!
Today's card uses this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and one of my favorite sentiments...
If you didn't know already, I simply ♥ this embossing folder, and you can get such a different look by doing what I did here - use the "debossed" side of the cardstock. And that sentiment... isn't it just lovely? I thought it deserved to be center-stage, with the beautiful flourish from the Elements of Style stamp set accenting it. (To lighten the stamped flourish, I inked up my stamp in More Mustard, then stamped onto scratch paper before stamping on my cardstock.)
Another thing I am really loving right now is the Music Notes wheel. Such a gorgeous accent on the left side there... can you tell I love how this card came out? LOL
My dear friend Barb asked how I go about making a card. Well, sometimes it is really just easier for me to start with a sketch... yes, I admit that sketches are your friend! Some people may believe that sketches are too stifling. Now see, this is where I think your creativity can really shine. As you work with a sketch, you may decide you want something in a different place, etc. Or, as I do very often, you can follow a sketch very literally. Sketches can be very time-saving (and sanity-saving, hehe)... I encourage you to give one a try!
Here are some of my favorite sketch websites:
- Stamping 411
- Mojo Monday
- Stampin' Addicts sketch challenges
- Pals Paper Arts (they switch between sketch, color and inspiration challenges)
If you find yourself struggling with a color combo, I encourage you to check out one of my favorite challenge sites: