Sharing a card idea for two cards using one layout PLUS a tutorial and quick video. The cake image is from the Blissful Birthday Unity Stamp Company stamp set. More inspiration on dahlhouse-designs.com. #cardmaking #cards #stamping #dahlhousedesigns #unitystampco #ideas #diy #howto #tutorial #video #handmadecards #diecutting #copics #ginak #blending

Two Cards from One Sketch + Video

Hello Friends… I thought I’d bring back a fun feature to the blog… sketches. I LOVE sketches. I’m very graphic and visual. I love a blueprint and will generally sketch out a card idea before I head into the craft room. You’ll find hundreds of sketches in my house. This is usually how I start my process and then I’ll pick my stamps, papers, and colors. It is a great starting point for me. I’m using the sketch above to create two different but similar cards. I’m also using all the same stamped images from some amazing Unity Stamp Company …

[4.3.16] Assemble This! Sketch No. 3

Happy April friends… time to play with a new Assemble This Sketch.  It’s a pretty one and I’ll hope it will spark lots of inspiration. Lots of options again.  Something circular in the center… layered or not layered.  Up to you.  Then something on half of the card in the background.  I’m thinking either patterned paper, a background stamp or dry embossing.  These are just a few things that popped into my head.  Shall we see what happened? I decided to go for the gold with this sketch.  I’ve had this DCWV paper pad forever and I’m bound and determined to …

[3.6.2016] Assemble This! Sketch No. 2

Assemble This! Sketch No. 2 Ok, so were did February go?  I did not intend to go so long before the next sketch.  Yikes, the whole month got away from me.  So let’s kick March off with a bang and a sketch. This sketch is so full of possibility.  I’m just giving you the basic layers.  That big, white open box could be filled with so much or nothing at all.  That intrigues me with what you come up with.  You have free reign on sentiment placement.  It could be in that box, below the layers, popped up in tag or …

[1.31.2016] Assemble This! Sketch No. 1

Assemble This! Sketch No. 1 Hi!  So, I’m kinda excited about something.  For my long-time visitors, do you remember Wanna Sketch?  It has been on hiatus for quite a while… a year to be exact.  Well, I’m ready to play with sketches again!!!  They have been kinda absent from my crafty process this last year and I’ve come to realize how much I miss them and really love that part of my creative process.  So, I’m bringing them back, in a different way. I’d like to introduce you to Assemble This! Sketch!  I’m going to combine my two faves, a sketch, …