My card sketch this week was inspired by a trip to the hardware store. In my last card sketch, I showed you the same card with three variations. Honestly, I had so much fun doing the variations that I decided to do it again this week.
If you’ve been making cards for long you’ve seen the great ombre effect that you can get using paint chips. I love using paint chips because I don’t have to have a ton of colors of card stock. Now often you’ll see cards done using a punch but was looking for something different. Personally, I don’t care for the look of leaving the paint strip intact with the white stripes but if that’s your thing you can go that route and save yourself some layout and cutting. Of course, that will limit your layout options as you’ll see.
For the flower, I found an image online and manipulated it slightly for my purposes. I cut those out on my handy Cricut Explore Air and then ran them through the Xyron 250. If you are looking for a recommend on that particular machine, I’d actually suggest going with the Xyron 510. I’ve had several items I would have liked to use the Xyron for but it was too small. I’m not complaining though since I got my 250 in a trade!!
I love these cards because they are universal. You can really put any sentiment or none at all on this sketch. If ombre isn’t your thing you could change that up too! I also enjoyed how changing the orientation gave you a new look. You’ve also got the option of changing the number of paint chips in addition to spicing up the layout.
I’m looking forward to seeing how you use this card sketch. If you’ve used this card sketch and would like to share your finished card with everyone fill out the Mister Linky below. I can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Until next time…