Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Card A Day in May - Week 1

It’s Sunday, May 1st and “A Card A Day in the Month of May” is now underway! A whole month of new ideas using sketches, plus every day is a blog hop. So we hope you will pull out your favorite TAC stamp sets and play along during May.

Sketch 1 is the featured sketch this week (May 1 – 7). I love sketches – it is really quite amazing to see how each designer “interprets” the basic elements drawn. Feel free to rotate the sketch, the dimensions are a suggestion, layer if you like and squares can be rectangles, circles, oval etc…

My card today follows the sketch quite literally. I used "Hope Perches" a Level B hostess set, papers are Winchester SWIC and cardstock. The image is colored with Copic Markers. I sponged the edges with Cognac and Burnt Umber Palette ink. The center background is pastel blue chalk.

This second card is still quite literal, however I rounded some corners and added a few brads and floss. And of course, the color palette is completely different.

Supplies: Stamp set "Good Things"; Papers Cha Cha SWIC, Bazzill Dark Sky, Beeswax, Berrylicious; Black Scrappers Floss, Silver Brads, Copic Markers.

Hope you enjoy Day 1 of "A Card a Day in the Month of May".  This sketch runs thru this week, next week there will be a new sketch.  Check back at TAC Savvy Projects Blog for lots of cards ideas...a new one EVERY day this month!



  1. Deb you are so amazing! I love both cards!

  2. Awesome cards! Way to kick of this promo!

  3. Beautiful cards! Wow! I have tried to color that nest and just about went crazy, with not any good results, just lovely!!

  4. Deb~ LOVE your art! U are amazing!!!

  5. I love both of these - but especially the Gas Pump! awesome cards!

  6. Deb I love both of your cards. They clearly use the same sketch but the are so different! Your shadow under the gas pump is a wonderful touch!