Sunday, January 22, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch 105 - Sample Cardmaker

I was so excited to be asked to make sample cards for the OWH Stars & Stamps Sunday Sketch Challenge.  While I may not finish every sketch before the next one is posted, the collection of OWH Stars & Stamps sketches is where I start first when I sit down to make a card.  There are over 100 sketches to choose from!  If you are an overachiever like I am, you may even want to print out the checklist of all the sketches and join in the challenge to create a card using every sketch before the end of 2012.  I just love sketches, don't you?!

I did two cards that used the exact same image and digi paper (both from Doodle Pantry).  On the first one, I followed the sketch to a "T" and didn't add anything extra.  On the second one, I jazzed it up a bit by adding some ribbon and a sentiment.  Don't be afraid to use the sketch as a starting point and veer off course before you get done...that's what I love most about sketches - I can follow them like a recipe or I can make them my own!

Let's see what you can do!  Be sure to link up your creations at the OWH Stars & Stamps blog.  There is no deadline so join in whenever you can.

Card Supplies:
digi image (pre-colored), sentiment and patterned paper - Doodle Pantry
dies - Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle
cardstock - from my stash
ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon from Dec. 2011 club (Winter Whites)


  1. Both of these samples are great Allison. I love that you've shown the two variations and have encouraged people to make the sketches their own. You always so such great work. Thanks for supporting OWH!

  2. Your sketch challenge cards are fabulous! I just love the dsp with all those stars and the red/white/blue themes! Perfect for OWH!

  3. Super sketch cards! WOW!! What a great way to start the week on the S&S Blog. Thank you!