Cuttable sketches will change the game when it comes to paper crafting. We’ve loved sketches for years, but now there’s no measuring or digging for shaped punches. Open the sketch in your cutting software, pick your papers and embellishments, and hit cut.
I’m a big fan of sketches as a starting point for creativity. With cuttable sketches you can skip the measuring and go right to the creating. I’m excited to share these monthly sketches with you. Each month newsletter subscribers will get the cut files for a new sketch and a few examples to inspire your creativity. If you’d like to receive these monthly sketches please enter your email address below.
So let’s talk about using card sketches. There are so many ways to make these sketches work for you.
Use As Is
Pick out your papers first and then assemble your card. You can make matching card sets by using the same sketch and the same 3-4 papers, but varying the location of each paper and adding different embellishments.
Rotate the Sketch
Flip the entire sketch or just one or two pieces for a totally unique look.
Use your Stamps
Cut certain elements of the sketch from white paper and use your stamps. Add smaller stamps as embellishments.
Use Premade Embellishments
Got a bunch of sticker sheets in your stash? Cut out the background shapes with paper and then substitute in premade embellishments for the top layers. For example, rather than cutting out the oval on this card, substitute with an oval sticker or even long rectangle sticker.
Change Up your Style
Cut out the sketch as is with clean edges and no additional embellishments. Create a totally different look with extra layers and lots of textured embellishments. It will be hard to tell the two cards started from the same sketch.
Hopefully you are inspired to start using sketches more than one time. And one more tip-Design all of your cards in your cutting software first and save the sketch to use on future cards. Soon you’ll have your own collection of sketches to choose from. I talked more about this process here with layouts.
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