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Sketch to Card Making:: Using Rub Ons by Julie Campbell

scrapbooking tutorial by Julie Campbell @ shimelle.com
This week I am extra grateful for scrapping friends helping me keep the inspiration going while I do a bit of focusing and recovering. That means I haven’t finished my page for this sketch, but I didn’t want to make you wait to see Julie’s Valentine take on it! (I’m hoping to be back with a project for you by Friday night or Saturday morning.) Please welcome Julie Campbell, and a very happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
Sketches are a great tool to spark creativity! I love the added challenge of taking a layout sketch & making it work on a card. For this project, I rotated the sketch 180 degrees and simplified it a bit so that it would work better with my scaled-down work surface.

scrapbooking tutorial by Julie Campbell @ shimelle.com
I’ve been itching to work with some of the new rub-ons from Amy Tangerine’s Yes Please collection. They transfer beautifully & make an instant pattern for hand embroidery. (Of course, they’re also adorable in their natural state as well.) It thought this camera would work well as the large shaded rectangle found in the sketch.

scrapbooking tutorial by Julie Campbell @ shimelle.com
One of my favorite colors right now is royal blue. I love the wide stripe found in this patterned paper (Special Delivery collection by GCD Studios) & matched some embroidery thread to it to tie everything together. I added some alpha stickers (Lily Bee Design) to create a custom sentiment.

scrapbooking tutorial by Julie Campbell @ shimelle.com
I added a scalloped border, felt hearts & embroidery floss to mimic the small circles and large border from the sketch. The hearts make this card perfect for Valentine’s Day, but the rest of the card is neutral enough that it could be given year round.





Julie Campbell is from rural Indiana where she lives with her husband and two sons. She is passionate about making things by hand and loves working with fabric & paper. Julie is a contributing editor for Paper Crafts Magazine. She’s also a Garden Girl at Two Peas in a bucket where she recently released her new online workshop Journey Into Card Making & is part of the Creative Team at Studio Calico. You can find more of Julie’s work on her blog Stamped In His Image or follow her on Twitter or Instagram

14 February 2013



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7 Comments for Sketch to Card Making:: Using Rub Ons by Julie Campbell

  1. glee Says:

    The “greek” in your sketch is hilarious. Love that embroidered camera!

  2. Alison Day Says:

    Fantastic card Julie – love how you took a layout sketch and adapted it for a card!
    Happy Valentine’s Day Ladies! Shimelle, it sounds like today will be pretty low key around your house. Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Cynthia Larson Says:

    Shimelle hope your feeling tip top very soon and thanks for featuring all the guests scrappers and cardmakers. I am enjoying their take on things very much!

  4. mel mccarthy Says:

    Amazing idea, Julie! Love your card & that rub-on camera is too perfect.

  5. Desiree B. Says:

    What an awesome card! Such a great idea to stitch the rubon outline. I have so so many from the great rubon period of the 00’s lol. This is a great idea for how to use them up, and I’ll end up with a ton of cards I can give to friends and family.

  6. kool design Says:

    Julie you are absolutely right that “sketches are a great tool to spark creativity”. With the help of sketches we can easily creative something attractive, colorful and creative. In this scenario your post is very helpful to understand the technicalities regarding cards creation.

  7. Email Chopper Says:

    Great work. The color science part is most interesting and should prove valuable to my web design team. Waiting for some more quality stuff from you!!

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