So you know I love sketches. Love creating them. Love using them for inspiration. Love seeing how others interpret them.
It’s no wonder then that I was so excited to get my hands on the latest special issue from Paper Crafts Magazine, Card Ideas for Paper Crafters.
It’s an issue I’ve been keeping on my coffee table and keep picking it up to relax and enjoy it. Soon it will make it’s way down to my craft room and will get much use but for now (and until the kids get back to school) I’m enjoying it when I get a few minutes.
What do I love best about this issue? I love the creativity of all the different ways the designers have interpreted the sketches. So creative! I keep saying wow…why didn’t I think of that?
I loved working on this issue. I think what I loved the most was getting so inspired to create so many sketches when I really had only done a couple before. I love a good challenge. I love trying new things. The hardest thing was choosing which sketches to design and submit with. Unfortunately, there’s only so much time in the day.
Looking for this special issue? You can find it online here.
Today’s blog hop is all about sketches of course. Paper Crafts is sharing the 12 bonus sketches in the issue here. They are great sketches that you can find in the issue and also print them out from that link online. Have fun using them!
My princess card is inspired by the bonus sketch that I designed for Paper Crafts. Here’s what it looks like…
I was thinking crowns and mountains when I came up with it. If you plan on using it, I’d love to see what you do with it.
Quick Tip: Make a template of a shaped card so that you can quickly redo it in the future without all the measuring.
To create my card I first cut the crown shape out of a 4×6″ card. After you have the base, it’s easy to cover it with the canvas and stitch the edges. There’s lots of subtle shine, bling and glitter to make this card fit for a princess. Who can you give a crown shaped card to? How about a little girl, your mom (the queen), or a royally special friend.
Here’s the top view.
Supplies: Vanilla cardstock by Bazzill, Printed Canvas by Prima, flower by Maya Road, Glitter Chipboard by Melissa Frances, rhinestones by Zva Creative, Crystal Star Trinket Pins by Maya road, twine, Lace by Prima, pennant stickers by Lily Bee Design
1. Comment on THIS blog post for a chance to win the latest issue, Card Ideas for Paper Crafters. All comments must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, August 28 I’ll be announcing the winner on Monday here so stay tuned!
2. Stop by Paper Crafts Connection for a chance to win a really fabulous giveaway. Don’t miss this one! It’s good!
3. Stop by each of the following blogs for some incredible inspiration using the bonus sketches as well as more chances to win an issue of this latest and greatest magazine.
- Teri Anderson
- Chan Vuong
- Lindsay Amrhein
- Kalyn Kepner
- Regina Mangum
- Angeline Yong
- Heidi Van Laar
- Kimberly Crawford
- Vanessa Menhorn
Happy sketching, happy creating, happy blog hopping and have a fabulous weekend…