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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Daily Special - It's All About Sketches

Today's Daily Special is Sketches, Sketches, Sketches. I made a bunch of cards using the same image but created distinctively different cards by changing the layout and color combination. I think the layout is a very, very important component when creating a card.

Being able to create a totally different card using one rubber stamp by changing the elements of a card is important because we have tendency to buy many, many rubber stamps. We want a card to look different rather than changing the layout of the card we'll buy a new rubber stamp. Rubber stamps are EXPENSIVE and not all of us can purchase so many of them.

As a stamper who have a tendency to buy a lot of rubber stamps and rarely at times use them more than a few times, I find it amazing that I do that. I do have a personal goal to use my rubber stamps at least several times before I move on to another rubber stamp. For example if the stamp cost $7.00, I'll make sure that I make at least 7 cards minimum.

Anyway, before you buy a new stamp, create 5 cards using the 5 sketches below using a set of the same rubber stamps. Have fun!!











Until later. . .

6 comments:

Allison said...

Brilliant sketches Maria...love the one with the two circles (hmm...what to do?)...

Angel said...

Fun sketches, maria!

Heather said...

I love your sketches this time! My favorite is #2 with the 2 circles.

grandmascraps said...

Your sketches are wonderful. I get so much inspiration from them. I am going to try this idea of 5 cards from one stamp set. Thanks :)

Shelby said...

Tomorrow when I get home from work I am going to play with your faux watercoloring technique and put my cuttlebug to use. Thanks for inspiring me.

monika/buzsy said...

Super cool sketches and great cards. I love how U use the round tab punch...TFS!