Paper Crafts: Sketch Diva

Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm.

Sketch Diva

A few weeks ago I was hunting for some digital images aka digital stamps that I could incorporate into a card.

I wanted them to be girly, and more specific, I wanted them to be ethnic. It took a lot of hunting but I finally found a nice selection that I enjoy. The original hair on this lovely young lady was a loose wave. Since I wanted it to mimic the curl pattern in my daughter’s hair, I tightened up the curls by making coils and spirals throughout the hair. I was pleased with the result.

Because I liked the how this card turned out, I decided to turn it into a sketch pad. My daughter is artistic, besides making sculptures she also enjoys drawing too. My idea is to use a three hole punch,  that I can attach with binder rings. Once the paper has been used, it can be easily swapped out and updated with new paper.

This will be the front cover. I glued the design to a thin piece of cardboard, so it will make the perfect cover since it’s hard. This works perfectly for my daughter since she needs the durability with her art books.

The letters were made with clear rubber stamps. I used an embossing ink. Embossing ink remains wet longer than your normal inks. Because of this, I was able to sprinkle the inked words with embossing powder. I used my heat gun to melt the powder. Lace trim was added to the design, and I incorporated heart brads into the trim. I used colored pencils for the gorgeous lady.

This started out as a card, but it’s quickly turned into something else. I still need to add the pages and a back cover for my daughters sketch pad.


Edited to add:

Use your Stash Challenge Week 3: Use your scraps

Since I used a ton of scraps with this card, I’ve added it to the Scraps of Color: Use your scraps challenge

  • Lace trim (I made the ‘trim’ from an old lace shirt that I’d designed when I was 17).
  • Daisy (snipped from a daisy chain trim)
  • Yellow and orange construction paper (leftover from other projects).


  • Jennifer says:

    Hey girl! This is AWESOME!!!!! I totally LOVE it! WOW!!!! I often start a card and end up turning it into something else! I actually blogged about that last night with my LSS DT Scenic Project!!! I have an Art Journaling Page I will be posting in a few hours, too! Great embossing, btw! Again…LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!
    Jennifer recently posted..Inkin’ It Up


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Jennifer,

    Thanks so much, this was the card I was going to enter in Martha’s Clear it out Challenge; trims, but that’s about the time I couldn’t locate my battery charger. Naturally, since I’m stubborn, I held out for a few weeks before I purchased another one.


  • Lynn says:

    I love this awesome..tfs
    Lynn recently posted..60th Birthday


    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Lynn,
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. When it comes to card making. you’re definitely a source of inspiration.


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