head over heels for sketches!

I adore sketches. Don’t you?

Card sketches are a great way to get you out of a rut and try something new. If you’re short on time, they take the guesswork out of design and make it fast.

I’m so excited to be part of the new Card Ideas for Paper Crafters, the latest special issue from Paper Crafts Magazine. Designing sketches and card projects are things I just love to do. Today on the Paper Crafts Connection, Susan Opel has asked me a few questions about designing sketches and I’ve created a card using one of the sketches from this latest issue. Check it out!

Here’s the card using my new paper line, Head Over Heels from Lily Bee Design. You can find the accompanying sketch at Paper Crafts Connection. I hope it will inspire you to get creating!

To create this design, I simply followed the sketch to make designing the card easy and quick. I’ve added in a few fun design ideas I want to share as well.

  • Customize a white flower by misting it with a dye ink spray that coordinates with your projects.
  • You can create your own custom colored trinket pins by airbrushing them exactly the color you want. I love using the Copic air brush system for this. It’s quick and easy.

Supplies:Head Over Heels patterned paper and stickers by Lily Bee Design, flower and crochet button by Prima, Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, twine, tulle and white cardstock by Bazzill, sewing machine, Pearl Trinket Pins by Maya Road, Copic Markers, Copic Airbrush System

Since I love creating more than one project when my supplies are out, I decided to share a sketch with you that I designed and create a project to go with it.

Anyone like argyle?


And here’s the quick card that was inspired by the sketch…

It also uses up pieces from my Head Over Heels line. It’s a great sketch for using up your scraps!

Don’t miss this!!!!….

Speaking of Head Over Heels, I can’t wait until it hits the store shelves in October. It’s expected to start shipping to stores October 17th so be on the lookout for it shortly thereafter. Is anyone interested in getting it long before the stores do?! Hop over to the Paper Crafts Connection where Lily Bee and Paper Crafts Magazine are giving away THREE collections of Head Over Heels to some lucky winners. Good luck!!!!

Your sketch crazy friend,

7 responses to “head over heels for sketches!

  1. Hi there! I came over from the PC blog! I just had to tell you how truly impressive it is to me to find out that you designed a Lily Bee collection, and then to discover that it’s Head Over Heels! I mean . . . wow! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Consider me impressed!! 🙂

  2. I was able to read Susan Opel’s interview on her site. You’re such an inspiration. You creativity is superb.

    In short, you are worth t be admired.

    Cass from Lead Guitar Lessons

  3. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Consider me impressed!

  4. congrats on the feature, and all of the sketches and cards in the issue!

  5. Your talent is truly endless, Julia! Your card is beautiful – congrats on everything and continued success! 🙂

  6. Thanks for sharing your love of sketches…you do a wonderful job… I really like the argyle sketch…can’t wait to play… I can even enlarge that for a sb page

  7. Both neat sketches, love your pretty papers

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