August 15, 2011

Simply Sketches #10

This week’s sketch is super simple and hope you love it as much as I do!


I realized that I neither have any manly card nor any general occasion like all the best, farewell, etc in my stash. Thus whenever a non-birthday occasion comes up and I want a card – there’s none! So I’m going to try make cards to fill those needs. It’s so so so hard to make a masculine card!!! I find it so much easier to make a girly one – coz I love to add glitter, pearls and flowers! You can imagine how hard my life’s going to be for the next few days/months/etc – however long it takes to add variety to my pile!

I was at a loss of ideas for manly cards so I decided to take some inspiration from a photo.

source: apartment therapy

Argyle is my favorite!! My DH says that I’m a walking advertisement for Argyle! And nothing says a man better than a nice argyle pattern! So there I’d my design! I *love* how my card turned out!!


I cut the diamonds using Cricut and SCAL. It’s probably not easily visible but the diamonds in between blue and green is cut from Soft Stone CS. Are you wondering how I made all those lines? I hand dotted that line! Yes, unbelievable but I did Smile and it’s so totally worth it looking at the card. Maybe I could’ve made my work easier by drawing a solid line instead of a dotted one but you know what – I don’t think it would’ve been the same! Then I cut the happy using the vladimir script just like here and used the “for you” part of a sentiment from the “Cuckoo” Hero Arts stamp set on vellum. Attached the vellum to the card base using brads.

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Cuckoo
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink white, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening and Soft Stone
  • Others: vellum, brads, brilliance in, black pen, cricut, scal


Tejal said...

OOOOOOOOhhhhhh!! This is so freaking fabulous!! Love love that pattern!! I can't believe you hand-dotted it..but it was worth it..beautiful!!

Shubhra said...

Wow...came through ICR.. !! Amazing creation...!


Bhavana said...

just loved the sketch.. i have used this sketch to make card check out