{10.18.2012} CTS#2 + free Silhouette File

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH! CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch. Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch.

I love how the one big element of the sketch falls off the side of the page and is cut off!  That is what inspired this sketch, something that butts right up to the edge of the card or that would normally hang over but gets cut off.  I took that part of the sketch to the center panel and mimic the sketch there.

Do you have ‘sketch fright’?  I’ve noticed a few mention they have a hard time interpreting a sketch to create their card.  I love sketches… creating them, using them, my brain just thinks they are super fab.  But if you need a few pointers on how to approach a sketch, I have a video for you based on today’s sketch.

Here is a close up of the bee card from the video.

Don’t you just adore that bee??? So cute right.  I have the honeycomb file I created for the Silhouette share too. Just click on the graphic below to download.

And card number two from the video!  Don’t you love how so many cards can be inspired by just one little sketch?

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration. The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.


  1. Tracey McNeely

    Your man/woman card is so fun. Great video too!

  2. Jessi

    What a sweet card for an anniversary! or really, for any day 🙂 Love the little pop of pink with the heart!

  3. Rachael

    Thank you for the free file. Your card is very pretty!

  4. Sav O'G

    SOOOOOOO amazing!! THat’s you!! I love love love that first card–FAB take on that sketch! And the other two–CAS and AMAZING! LOOOOOOOVE that honeycomb file! YOU ROCK x1000000!!!!

  5. lostinpaper

    ALL your cards are fantastic Lisa! I really think you have done an awesome job with this sketch and I can’t wait to see what everyone makes with it!

  6. Rockwell Designs

    The video is wonderful and your cards are just as WONDERFUL! LOVE your sketch, I agree with Therese it will be a lot of fun seeing what everyone will create with it!!!

  7. quip1320

    The video is SO great. I sent the link on to my mom because she is always intimidated by sketches. Your sketch was a blast to work with and I LOVE the cards you made. What fun!

  8. kerenbaker

    love these- I so love the hexagon freebie- oh to have a Silhouette to use it on! Just might try and use the sketch- I do so little just for fun anymore!

  9. Lindsey

    Love your cards, Lisa! and I do like sketch challenges… when I make time to do them! It’s colour challenges that sometimes leave me cold. 😛

  10. Virginia Lu

    How TALENTED you are! Love seeing your approach to the sketch!! Very inspiring work, Lisa! I adore that bee and the honey cones! And congrats on your PS Sparks DT!! Way to go!

  11. Glenda J

    Love, love, love these… you are so brilliant! Congrats again on PS. Sorry I haven’t been around for a while… computer issues.

  12. Lyndal

    Huge Congrats on joining the Paper Smooches Sparks DT Lisa 🙂 🙂 🙂

  13. angie blom

    gorgeous Lisa, loving all your wonderful work on these.. thanks for the cut file.. I cant wait to use it!!
    Congrats of joining the Paper Smooches Dt.. I totally missed out again.. this is what being sick does to you.. you forget about calls. I know they are sooooo lucky to have you, as I know I am. you will do brilliant things for them. Hugs xx

  14. Beate

    Both cards are gorgeous, Lisa. I will have to play!!! Love sketches.
    Have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs and smiles
    P.S.: LOVE my new watermarks and use them all the time. Already got compliments on it and told them you created them.

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