Have you seen this month's sketches at Stick It Down? Each month we offer you three sketches - for double pages, single pages and cards - and I've been putting the card sketch to good use for a couple of quick birthday cards.
The first one will go to my Mum in a couple of weeks time, and I used coordinating peach, white and green papers from a 6x6 pack to punch out squares and flowers. I dropped the bow from the sketch and added an extra row of squares, layering flowers on the plain squares. I inked the edges and moved the squares closer together, matting them on white paper and inking those edges too to make a border around the outside of the block of squares.
Part way through making the above card, I remembered that I had intended to make and stockpile a few male cards, so I set to work again. This time I used a piece of 12x12 paper with multi-coloured squares on it. I punched squares and stars from six of the colours and layered them up again, using more stars this time as all the pieces were plain rather than patterned. I stuck them directly to the card and doodled a border around the outside this time.
One sketch down, and two cards done. Why not hop over to Stick It Down and show us what you can do with one of our sketches?
Cards - Craft Tonic
Paper - Dovecraft Princess Fairytale 6x6 Pack, Junkitz Rhythmz 12x12
Ink - Docrafts
Pearls - Dovecraft
Peel-Offs - from Stash
Woodware Square Punch
Woodware Daisy Punch
Hobbycraft Star Punch