Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Card Week, Part 2

Today features three cards that go a little beyond the sketch. Christina, Katrina, and Melissa all created cards that add a few adjustments or extras to the sketch.

Card Sketch #2

You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the card sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar. 

Valentine Card by Christina Hoffman
Supply list - Patterned cardstock: KI Memories; Jewels: The Paper Studio; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan); Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Floss: DMC

Variation #1 - I used four smaller circles on my card instead of the three larger circles on the sketch.

Variation #2 - Since I had little Valentine messages on each circle I didn't add the message as suggested on the sketch.

Variation #3 - I used a mix of jewels and hearts for the smaller circles on the sketch. I also added some detail to the card with hand-stitching around two of the circles.

Variation #4 - Instead of a solid background I used two coordinating patterned papers.

Be Funky by Katrina Hunt
Supply list - Cardstock: We R Memory Keepers; Patterned paper and sticker: Echo Park; Stamp: Unity Stamp Co.; Adhesive: Scotch and Scrapbook Adhesives pop dots; Other: buttons

This is such a fun sketch to work with, it has endless possibilities! I wasn’t quite in a “snowy” mood yet, so I decided to leave out the middle circle and snowflake. I replaced it with a cardstock sticker from the “Life is Good” collection from Echo Park that reminded me of a flower. I used various sizes of buttons and just arranged them around until I liked how they looked. I stamped my sentiment and then adhered it to pattern paper and trimmed out around the outline. 

I am a person that thinks nothing is complete without a little ribbon, twine, etc! So, I added the ribbon on the side with the bow, an easy addition to the sketch!

Hi by Melissa Elsner
Supply list - Cardstock: Recollections; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Alphabet and star stickers: American Crafts; Crochet flower and brad: Creative Imaginations; Bling: Kaisercraft and Studio116; Electronic Cutter: Silhouette SD

I rarely like to follow the rules and such is the case with this sketch. For the most part, I did use the same measurements and ideas with the circles - even the location of the sentiment, but to take it a step further in my rebellious ways, I pushed the circles off the edge. The colors of the papers from October Afternoon work way too perfectly with the kraft background. I love the white space on this.


Michelle*G said...

Fun sketch! I like these takes on it - cute cards!

dawn said...

This are just so so cute and fun. I can't believe that many different cards have been made with that sketch but just like your layouts Allison they are so different and new looking. Hope that makes sense. I love love all the little details they've added to make it their own. By the end of the week your going to make me want to make cards. Great job ladies and congratulations.

Janet Z said...

Cute cards ladies!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Amazing job on the sketch ladies. Very inspiring.

Christina said...

Thank you ladies!!! Great job Katrina and Melissa!!

Jill Sarginson said...

These cards are amazing! So inspirational to look at - love them all gals!!!

Jody B. said...

I love all the cards. Nice job.

mustangkayla said...

I'm loving all the cards, so fun to see everyones different takes on the same sketch!

connie said...

cute cards. love seeing all the variations on the sketches.

Glynis said...

Three more fabulous cards using this fun sketch!! Can't wait to see more :O)

Kelly said...

These are adorable. Love the cupcakes. so cheerful!

Lisa G. said...

Great cards ladies. I just love how this sketch shows to use a card size that isn't "typical". Great colors too!

J is Scrapping and Creating said...

I love Melissa's card. I love how she moved those circles off to the edge of the card. It's different and I like that.