Hello, hello all!
How is your Friday? I hoping it is going swell!
I am joining with 9 other crafters (and Paper Crafts magazine) for a blog hop today to celebrate the release of Card Ideas for Paper Crafters. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s a sketch-based special issue. There are a whole bunch of sketches in it, and then there are a whole bunch of cards based on the sketches in it.
To me, these sketch-based special issues are some of the practical and useful magazines Paper Crafts produces. That’s because it does not matter if you are a brand new card maker or an old school card making expert. Sketches are useful to everyone, no matter what their skill level!
The issue is available now in book stores and craft stores all over the world (seriously). You can also find it in the Paper Crafts online store by going here.
For today’s hop, all of us chose one sketch from the issue’s Bonus Sketches.
I created this one off of a bonus sketch from Emily Branch.
I tend to do a lot of clean cards so I used the sketch as a spring board for making a heavy patterned paper card. I will never be Betsy “Patterned Paper Genius” Veldman, but the sketch allowed me to try to capture a little bit of Betsy by using a lot of different patterned papers for my card. I always admire Betsy’s ability to work with patterns.
I changed the sketch a bit by adding a brad to the triangle and wrapping a little string around the brad. Just a fun little touch.
Be sure to check the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s hop.
Leave a comment on my blog, as well as all of their blogs, for a chance to win a copy of Card Ideas. We are all giving away one from the comments left on our blogs.
You will also want to zip right over to Paper Crafts Connection and leave a comment there for a chance to win a fun prize in honor of the special issue.
All comments (on all blogs) must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, August 28.
That’s all for now. Be back again really soon.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today.