Saturday, March 2, 2013

Need a fun card layout?

Hi all! It's March, which means has a whole new array of fun-filled sketches to inspire you in your own crafting spaces! I got a chance to show off one idea over on the PageMaps site and so..... thought I'd share it all with YOU!

Ok.. here's the sketch!

And..... here's my creation!

This card is pretty simple if you see how I followed the sketch, pretty much to a T! I used Becky Fleck's brand new April Showers stamp that she created exclusively for Penny Black. After stamping on different decorative papers (a mix of Teresa Collins and Jillibean Soup), I cut out my image and had fun paper piecing as I went! The sentiment was stamped on a Spellbinders  Labels Six (love how this shape looks like a little cloud!) I embossed and sanded the image as well, revealing the papers white core. 

And,when I was done layering -- I cut my image out, along with the clouds, and popped it all up with some dimensionals. Add a little glitz with glitter and a little color with a white gel pen and... ta da!

If you want to see ALL the CardMaps for March, just click HERE! And, if you need even more inspiration, there's a brand new publication called Cardmaps 3 by Scrapbook & Cards Today! (Yep, I'm in that too on with three cards! :-) )

This beautiful special issue is brimming with inspiration, techniques and creative ideas for your next cardmaking adventure. It features over 70 gorgeous cards from some of today’s top designers, more than 40 card sketches, step-by-step instructions for every card, and eight photo technique how-to’s! Just click HERE to find out how you can order!   

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be back to share a little bit more of my creativity.... SOON!

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Debi said...

I really like your card. Thanks for the link to pagemaps. I'm going to try a few of the layouts.
(I'd add a layer of glue that dries clear, like CTMH liquid glass, to those boots to give them a good vinyl-looking shine.)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Love it Julie! Cute cloud and boots. Such fun stamps! Great use of the sketch too!

dpkennedy said...

Love this Julie! Those paper pieced boots are adorable! This is a great sketch!

denise g. said...

How adorable! Perfect Paper Piecing!! Labels Six does look like a cloud. Totally LOVE this card! I especially like that you did follow the sketch closely. No scratching my head when I look at your creation and going, well, yep, it is an A - 2 card, yes, it is; they sure followed that sketch. Hope your March is off to a great start as your art (PUBLISHED!!!!) obviously is.

Dianne said...

Hey Julie well I'm a rain girl so this is right up my alley:)I love wellies too they are fantastic with the matching umbrella, love how you sewed around the card, the paper piercing, wonderful job, thanks o much for sharing with us..

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling design- love the image and the colors- and love the paper piecing too.

Linda Carson said...

This is soooooooooooo delightful!

Heather Jensen said...

How stinkin' cute! Love the rain boots paired with the umbrella. You did a great job with this sketch. :)