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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Flash Back Wednesday - Christmas Card



Good Afternoon Everyone! This card is a card I made last Christmas and I wanted to bring it to the present. Why? Well, I like the layout so I decided to post it rather than creating another card. I actually didn't make a sketch of this card when I posted this card last year.

Someone asked me where I get my sketches. Well, I get it from me. Ha! I actually make the sketches after I make the card. I don't follow my own sketches. I usually create a layout by fitting the images and elements like a puzzle. I usually place the sentiment last because some sentiments just don't fit nicely into the puzzle.

When I create a card, I'll stamp an image and from there, the design evolve. It's all about the image. The rest of the stuff are fitted in. . .again, like a puzzle. When I'm done and I've taken a picture of the card, I then create a sketch and post it for all of you to use if you care to.

Until later folks!!

8 comments:

Kathy said...

Cute card and I love all your sketches. I'm always looking for inspiration and just added you to my Google Reader :-)

Debby Winters said...

Very cute card! I like this sketch too! I really enjoy all your sketches...sure helps when I am in a creative rut...glad your out there!

Aimeslee said...

I should have bet money with someone, Maria. I just knew you created the sketch after the card...am I right? I finally did a card using a sketch of yours I had in an old blog feed. I need to see your sketches - waaaaa. lol

Michelle said...

I love your cards and sketches. what program do you use to draw them?

malieta said...

This card is too cute Maria..I love it!
malieta:)

leann said...

i love this ~ gorgeous colours!

Elizabeth said...

Always love your cards Maria. And it was interesting to find out how you create them - I don't tend follow sketches very closely as they don't seem to fit with my materials but I do use them for inspiration and to learn about balance.

One Question - do you pick your background paper first and then stamp and color to match or stamp & color then select the paper?

Tracy.H said...

Love the sketch and the card! It is going into my templates! :0)