Guest Designer Debra Miller and A Card A Day in the Month of May

Saturday, April 30, 2011


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.

Gas1 Gas2
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".  Please come back tomorrow to see more cards using this same sketch!



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  1. Wow...what a great start! Beautiful work :)

  2. Great cards! Love the pastel blue chalk background!

  3. Awesome cards Deb!
    Your hope perches is just lovely and the Good things card is so FUN!
    BTW...I love the cross hatching shadow under your second card!

  4. Deb, Deb, Deb! What fabulous cards! I really love them. Can't wait to see every other creation with this sketch!

  5. Paula-kay BourlandMay 1, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Absolutely EXCELLENT cards, Debra. They fit the sketch so perfectly. I like the gas pump card so much because I hadn't figured out any way to use that image. Love it!

  6. Debra - I love BOTH cards! So great to see how one sketch can have such a different look with subtle changes!