2Sketches4u and Fabulous Prizes & Freebies!

Have you heard of the 2sketches4u blog yet? Well it’s pretty cool, every week they post 2 card sketches for you to do and then they pick a winner and they get an awesome prize. This week the challenge is sponsored by Creative Cuts and More! The winner will get a $20 gift certificate to the shop and let me tell you $20 goes a long way in die cuts! I don’t often use sketches because I’m afraid that I either following the sketch too close (just copying) or I’m way off with my ‘devil-may-care’ cardmaking style…what is sketch etiquette anyway? But for fun I thought I’d try, It was fun, here are my attempts:

This is my attempt of sketch #1. The girl is from a free font called Pucca club, you can get a link to that and my free Cricut cutting flies below.

This is my attempt of sketch #1. The girl is from a free font called Pucca club, you can get a link to that and my free Cricut cutting flies below.

I did this for the second sketch. Again I used a cute Pucca girl for my focal point and a sentiment from Inque boutique (Perfectly Paisley set), dragonfly is from Cricut

I did this for the second sketch. Again I used a cute Pucca girl for my focal point and a sentiment from Inque boutique (Perfectly Paisley set), dragonfly is from Cricut

Why don’t you try too? It could win you $20 in free die cuts! Speaking of free I have some freebies to share. I made cutting files for the Kimono card:

Get the Kimono card SVG file here (I used this file for my card), you can cut this with your cricut using SCAL software.

Get a Design Studio version made with the George cartridge here, it’s a bit different but the same idea.

Download a printable template here, it’s my first time making a pdf file and I didn’t add any text so when you print it you may want to write “Kimono card template” on it so you will remember what the heck it is!

Do you like the cute little Asian girls on the card? Guess what, it’s not a stamp, it’s a free font called Pucca and you can snag it for free here. Grab the word document I made to print my images here (you must also download the font to view it)

I laid out a 2 sheets of the images in Word and printed on cardstock and colored them with Bic Mark its. Ink Jet Printer ink is water/dye based so I knew that I could use solvent based makers on them and the colors would not run. You could also use Sharpies, Copics or Prismacolor markers to color them but I love the inexpensive Mark Its! To get a Copic-like effect start with light colors first and add slightly darker colors to shade around the edges. Easy Peasy! I trimmed my “girls” with my creative Memories circle cutter.

The real stamps I used on the card are by Personal Stamp Exchange (Asian Images) and Inque Boutique/Darice (sentiment). The PSX stamps were some of the first clear stamp ever made and IMHO some of the best. That company is now out of business but I still use their stamps regularly!

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I hope you enjoyed the cards and the freebies and I do hope you chek out the 2sketches4u blog and play along too! Till next time happy crafting!

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23 Responses

  1. This is one of my faves YET!!! LOVE it!!!

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  2. These are both just fabulous! Great job:)
    Laura

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  3. Very cute indeed! Thanks for the download of the kimono. Next time I am out I am going to get some of those oriental papers for origami and use them glued to cardstock. I really love your cards.

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  4. I am so in love w/this card. I love your Asian print, the kimono & the girl. I’m off to download * make one for myself.

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  5. I love this one….thank you…..

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  6. This is too cute. Thanks for the file.

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  7. cute!

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  8. You’ve done it again. Love it.

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  9. I love it, this is the first time I’ve see the Pucca dolls on a card. I use this character as my avatar on forums, etc.

    I was so surprised to see her on a card, did a double take. Anyways thanks for sharing and off I got to download the font.

    doramiyi
    doramiyi@gmail.com
    -CANADA-

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  10. Cute little kimono template.

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  11. Lindsay,
    What a fabulous freebie, I should say freebies!! And the tips for printing the fonts. Thanks for sharing – the asian girls are so cute!!

    Carmen

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  12. Your kimono card is adorable!!!

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  13. Ha ha ha. CUTE! The card made me smile! Great job on it!!

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  14. wow what a great kimonocard, thanks for sharing and desiging.

    take care Linda from Holland

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  15. This is so fun and creative — I haven’t seen anything like it — I love it!

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  16. Ha, ha… It’s fantastic!! I just love it!!

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  17. These are great! I never thought of using a font as an embellishment…great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. These are too cute…love them…great job!!

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  19. sweet… Thanks…

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  20. Awww.. those are SO cute!!!! 🙂

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  21. What a fab kimono card. You’re very creative with all the ideas you have used to pull the card together, it’s great! :o)

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  22. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. You are more than welcome to CASE my card, I am really pleased that you like it that much! :o)

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  23. How cute!! Great job with Laura’s sketch!

    ~Lea

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