Saturday, August 8, 2015

Figuring out measurements for a card sketch

A question that I am asked often, is how do I figure out the measurements from a card sketch that doesn't already include measurements. And though, I really do just eye ball them, I thought I'd make a video showing how I do it. Just remember, sketches are just a starting point. It's okay to alter the sketch to work for your own card.




paper - Carta Bella - Paris Girl
stamp - Lil Inker Designs
stitched circle die cut - Lil Inker Designs
heart die cuts - Lawn Fawn
brads - from stash
ink - Memento

Here are my measurements for Mojo Monday Sketch #409.


Thanks for visiting my blog today!

*Card sketch image used with permission.

10 comments:

  1. Thank you! I really like the card, colors, and hearts.

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  2. Thanks for the video! It was really helpful and I loved the resulting card.

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  3. Fantastic tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing; now I know how to use a sketch!

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  4. Beautiful card, and thanks for the video. Love the idea of putting the measurements on the sketch example.

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  5. Hi Kristie. I have watched several of your 6x6 paper pad card videos They have been such fun, and as the concept is new to me, I'm just delighted with the outcome. Thanks so much for your your generous sharing of ideas, sketches and today - the measurements. Wow, we are blessed. Linda

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and support, Linda. I'm always happy to share with fellow crafters. Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Kristie, your cards are so beautiful and your methods have given me vision and ideas to work with. What weight card base are you using for your cards? I plan to use the new doodlebug pad and make cards for the grandkids. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Monie! I'm glad I can provide some inspiration for you. My card bases are 100# cover weight. I use Accent Opaque Digital paper. Doodlebug papers are always fun to use. I'm sure your grandkids will love the cards you make for them. :)

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