Swipes and Circles | One Sketch, Two Ways

Playing with sketches can be a lot of fun. They’re a great jumping off point for card designs. One thing I love about them is that they can be approached in a literal or more interpretive manner, depending on how you feel at the time. Here I have done one of each.

I started my first card by die cutting a panel of white with the second largest of the Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Rectangle Dies. I then placed it into my MISTI and stamped with three of the brush stroke stamps from Love From Lizi’s Smudges And Sentiments stamp set. I stamped the middle and outermost stamps with Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey ink, and used Altenew’s Mountain Mist for the other two.

Next I took the large Hello sentiment from Altenew’s Super Script and stamped it over my brush stroke images with Altenew Evergreen ink.

Having finished all my stamping, I used double-sided tape to adhere the panel to a kraft card base.


Challenges included:

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch

NBUS Challenge – Never Before Used Schtuff (The Smudges and Sentiments stamp set)

MFT Color Challenge – Color Palette

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes


I went less literal for my second card. As before I started by die cutting a panel of white with the second largest of the Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Rectangle Dies, then placing it into my MISTI. This time I took three stamps from Catherine Pooler’s Punctuated Party stamp set and used those to create my design. I stamped them with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide, then used Catherine Pooler’s Midnight ink to stamp a sentiment from the same stamp set. I also edged the panel with the Midnight ink before adhering it to my blue card base.


Challenges included:

Color Throwdown – Color Palette

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch

Seize the Birthday – Anything Birthday Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Circles


I had fun making both of these cards, and I’m pleased with both of them. I think on this occasion the more literal interpretation of the first card is my favourite. My husband likes the second card best. Which do you prefer?

Love,

Lady Joyful

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12 thoughts on “Swipes and Circles | One Sketch, Two Ways

  1. I agree about sketches, Charlotte, and I love both your interpretations of this one! I think I might lean a little bit towards the second one where the lines are softened and rounded and I love the inner dots and stripes! Take care and keep well and thank you for sharing at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Oooh! Nice! I love both interpretations of the sketch! The one with the circles – I love the texture the dots and the stripes bring with it! Great cards! Thanks for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!

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  3. What a great pair of cards that highlight the versatility of this sketch! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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