Card Sketch Freebie

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.

Using Card Sketches

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.

Using Card Sketches

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.

Using card sketches

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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4 Comments on Cuttable Card Sketch Freebie

  1. Jill
    April 2, 2016 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Great ideas about taking the sketches to the next level, I will have to explore this more when I finally get my Silhouette set up. Thanks for the great tips.

    April 3, 2016 at 4:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for this post.
    I totally love your cards!

    • Michelle Price
      April 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you for the nice comments ?

  3. Krista L Petersen Hong
    April 22, 2016 at 6:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Lovely. I really like to flower card. Nice balance of embellishing. I agree, use what you already have. I did so just a few days ago.


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