I love creating from sketches whether I’m scrapbooking or card making. It’s always an amazing place to start! One of my favorite sources for crafting sketches has been Page Maps for years. I’m not even sure how long! Eons!!! I was so excited when Page Maps started producing card sketches and then when Becky Fleck and Page Maps joined up with Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine to produce some stunning sketchy-themed special issue magazines, well…that was just the icing on the cake.
So let me tell you that these issues have been so fab and so popular that they are now releasing Cardmaps 5!
Loaded with inspiration and creativity, CardMaps 5 includes 88 cards, 50 exclusive CardMaps sketches, how-to photos featuring trendy, must-try techniques, step-by-step instructions for every card, free cutting files, and as always, so much more! From everyday sentiments and birthday celebrations to seasonal holidays and cards of thanks, this special issue has all of your cardmaking endeavours covered!
You can find out more and/or order this magazine right on the Scrapbook & Cards Today site. This magazine is now printing and ships next week so if you’d like to get in on the fun, now is a great time! And that giveaway? Yes…I’m almost there. Keep reading…
So before I get to the giveaway, I just wanted to share one of the card designs that I created for this special issue. They are part of a technique and sketch spread that will show you two ways to interpret the sketch design and also teach a quick technique. I’m head over heels with dimensional embellishments and rolled flowers are so simple but stunning to create. These ones were created in felt using the Maya Road Rolled Flower die. (And here’s a bit of fun news. Use the coupon code FLOWERPOWER in the on-line MR store during the month of April and you’ll get 30% off all flowers…including the flower die!)
I’ve also used one of my favorite paper lines for this card, Reset Girl from Simple Stories for this sweet spring hello card. I’ve used a piece of vellum for one of the layers as a fun way to interpret the sketch.
Quick Tip: Using vellum adds the layer and makes a great place to group my embellishments while also allowing the beauty of the patterned paper to show beneath!
And so finally…I’m excited to be able to share one copy of this fab new special issue, Cardmaps 5 with one lucky person! Simply leave me a comment on this post telling me something about cardmaking that you’ve been creating, or enjoying, a tool you love, what your favorite type of card is or whatever else you can think of! Leave ONE comment per person here by Sunday April 16 at noon EST. I’ll draw a random winner from the comments and announce the name by Monday! Good luck!!!