Hi Echo Park fans! Today I'm here to share a card sketch with you.
I really enjoy challenging myself with sketches, but rarely do it for cards so I was excited and a little nervous about this assignment. But as I went through the exercise, I really enjoyed the process much the same way I do when creating a layout from a sketch.
I wanted to create a sketch that could use many of the elements that Echo Park Paper has to offer in stickers, and embellishments as well as show how using paper can work as well when dealing with the focal point of a sketch. So I created a linear focal point that leads the eye directly to the sentiment, which is the real feature of any card.
Because I used circles for my sketch, I thought it would be fun to use the circular cardstock pieces from the "Assorted Brads" set from "This & That Graceful" collection as my central focus of my linear design. I layered paper, the die cut cardstock, as well as, a coordinating brad to make an eye-catching ensemble. Then I decided to create butterflies out of paper that would then pick up the butterfly image in the brad that I used. I kept the butterfly punches the same color, to create the linear effect while drawing in the orange color from my background pieces of paper. I mixed "Dots & Stripes Homefront" and "This & That Graceful" patterned papers for all of my paper. I slightly offset my butterfly punches from my central embellishment to add more visual movement. I also moved my sentiment up to the same line level as that embellishment creating an immediate point of visual cohesion between the largest embellishment and the sentiment of the card.
I really love how the colors of these two collections marry in this car,d as well a,s how the card came together by using the sketch as a guide, rather than a forced design. Make sure not to box yourself into a sketch! It's okay to change things up, move things around, rotate and adjust. Sketches are just that -- sketches not finished artwork. So the next time you play with a sketch, try to play and experiment! That's part of the fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!
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