GinaK Designs

Sketch #177

I don’t know about you, but when I think too hard about a card, I stress myself out and really stop enjoying the process. Having these sketches makes it so much easier and more enjoyable. This weeks sketch:


I used coordinating papers that I’ve had for a long time. The stamp and sentiment are from GinaK (Green Thumb Diva). I tried to incorporate some repetition (Paula’s Let Me Repeat Bootcamp) by paper piecing the diva’s pants. I stamped the diva to the right of the panel so I could fit the sentiment. When I finished the coloring and stamping the sentiment I had this empty space, so I moved two buttons over and I think it works.

Still learning the photo process with the blog. I’m not liking how my photos turn out. I’ve taken a few courses in Photoshop Elements and am applying all that I’ve learned but somehow they are still not turning out as bright or as large as I’d like — perhaps it is my makeshift lightbox. May have to invest in something.



8 thoughts on “Sketch #177”

  1. The colors on the card look good! I scan my cards and sometimes the colors just don’t scan correctly. Good idea placing the buttons in the empty spot. And I love the paper piecing 🙂

    1. Thanks so much. Thanks for the scanning tip, too. I’ll have to try that. It’s all a learning process for me but I love it and am meeting great, caring and sharing card makers like you!

  2. Super card! I really like the papers that you used and the paper piecing looks great. Very good idea to use the buttons on the card.

  3. I adore the colors in your card– and paper piecing adds nice dimension without bulk! Great job! I use macro and zoom on my camera to get in really close and I too use a light tent… sometimes I still need to brighten it up in my photo editing program. I still struggle to take good pictures!

    1. Thanks Diane. Thanks for the photo tips as well. It’s frustrating but also I am having a great time learning all these new things – blogging, photographing for the web, photo editing and meeting new card making friends.

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