Giving a Sketch a Twist

Giving a Sketch a Twist

You’ve already seen two cards based on this sketch from Becky Fleck’s Page Maps 2. (affiliate link) Let’s look at one more version, shall we?

card 3 from skecth

Obviously different from the two previous cards, right? But if you look at it, it’s still patterned strips to one side, and focal point on the other. This time however, it’s rotated 90° and the strips are the sentiment, instead of the focal point.

The other two cards in comparison:

card from sketch 1  card 2 from sketch

Today’s tip is all about improving image quality when you stamp. Before I stamped the sentiment banner, I tested it out on a scrap piece of paper. It’s ALWAYS a good idea to test stamp when you’re breaking out a new to you stamp.

I am so glad I did because I discovered this:

imperfect stamp

What’s that? Why yes, there are low spots in the stamp! Sometimes it doesn’t matter how good you are at stamping, because you’ve got an imperfect stamp! This was a fairly easy fix. I used a fantastix from Ranger and added ink to the spots that didn’t transfer from the stamp. You could also use something like a small, stiff, paintbrush or a fine tipped foam makeup brush to fill in the missed spots. The final image looks fine, don’t you think?

card 3 close up


Let me know if there are any design rules or techniques you’d like me to cover for you this month.

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What do you think?