This is what I call my “go-to” layout; if I need a quick card, this is usually the sketch I use! You can alter the size of the two panels easily, especially if you’re using a scrap of something. I find that SU’s designer paper usually has complementary patterns on either side, so just taking a piece, cutting it and flipping it over so you have two patterns from the same sheet works wonderfully! In fact, that’s what I did with my card here; this one uses Fan Fair designer paper:
My focal point is also from Fan Fair; one sheet has lots of scrapping (or cardmaking) elements, and I trimmed it down to fit my card. I added some additional elements from Established Elegance and French Foliage, some Raspberry Ripple ribbon and pearls. Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card for a friend who lost her daughter very suddenly, so I chose a sentiment from Blessings from Heaven. I also added some Jelly Roll ink sparkle to the bee’s wings….usually it annoys me when the sparkle makes the ink bleed, but I liked it this time:
I hope this brings a small bit of comfort to her and her family. And I hope you’ll play along with my sketch this week too! Check out the other designers’ take on it at the Freshly Made Sketches blog!
Discovering falling leaves!