Thursday, January 6, 2011

Card Week, Part 4

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Have you ever sat down with a sketch and while it might go one way, your creative mind takes you in a completely different direction? Before you know it your finished project looks nothing like the sketch. Today's cards, at first glance, might appear to be far from the sketch but you can definitely see where the sketch was used as inspiration and a starting point.

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.



Thank You by Christina Hoffman
Supply list - Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Flowers and stems: BasicGrey; Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink (chestnut roan); Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Floss: DMC

Variation #1 – I cut my card down from 8 x 7 ½ to 8 x 7.

Variation #2 – Instead of a solid background I used two coordinating patterned papers.

Variation #3 – I also added a 1 inch strip to the bottom of the card along with a journaling tag. I opted to hand write my message.

Variation #4 - I used flowers and stems in place of the large circles.

Variation #5 - I also chalked and hand stitched around a few of the flowers and stacked smaller flowers on the larger ones with pop dots to give it more depth.



Warm Wishes by Jennifer Larson
Supply list - Cardstock: Stampin' Up! and Bazzill; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants; Stamp, ink, embossing powder, and paper distresser: Stampin' Up!; Pen: Zig; Floss: DMC; Brads: Making Memories and American Crafts; Tools: Sizzix; Felt, Buttons: Craft supply

1. As soon as I saw the stacked circles, I thought snowman. I also thought of a stamp I have that says "Warm Wishes," so I thought of making the snowman out of felt.

2. I used my circle cutter to make three circles, then traced them onto the felt and cut it out. I adhered it with glue.

3. I used my stash to find a nice striped paper for the scarf, then stitched the bottom with DMC.
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22 comments:

Yvonne said...

It still amazes me how many variations everyone comes up with from one sketch.

dawn said...

This one is amazing, how clever they all took their cards up a step. Totally different yet the sketch is still there. I love love the snowman because I collect them and love making them, using felt really makes it look more real. The first one is so cute with flowers, great colors on that one too. The last one, love the banner and pretty flowers, like that you added buttons in the middle.
I can't get over the fact that this was a week of cards and how different they came out thought only a layout you could do that. Simply amazing week and I'm sooooo inspired from all of you.

Kelly said...

Those are amazing! Love the take on the sketch with the snowman!

Anonymous said...

It is fun to see new cards daily. I can't wait for layouts!

Linda from KS

Carolyn Wolff said...

Amazing creations ladies. I am going to have to force myself out of my comfort zone and look deeper into these sketches. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kristy Hansenwi said...

How exciting--these variations are wonderful. I am excited today to have some time to create and I am going to give this sketch a real try for a card or two. Thank you.

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh I love this new site so much. I love all the sketches and layouts and I love how you list everything needed for them

AmyInKy said...

That snowman and scarf is just TOO CUTE! Great work Jennifer Larson!!!

Lisa G. said...

Great cards!! Just loving all the new ideas! The banner one is fab!

nanapatty said...

It's exciting to see all the creativity that comes from one sketch and the talented designers.

Steff said...

Love these! The snowman card is super cute!

L said...

Wow! Wonderful cards, ladies. You all are truly inspiring!!

Lulo

Glynis said...

These cards are gorgeous!! Love all the variations :O)

KarlaW said...

I like all these cards but particularly the snowman card. Wonderful creativity on everyone's part.

Jessica said...

I love this sketch! I had a chance to use it last night, you can see what I did here: http://jessica-createandshare.blogspot.com/2011/01/baby-look-at-me.html

J is Scrapping and Creating said...

The cards just keep getting better. They are all awesome. It's hard to pick which one I like the most.

Jill Sarginson said...

awesome - loving all the different takes especially the snowman! Great cards ladies!!!

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh I am loving these!!! Fabulous job ladies!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

gr8 cards, love the snowman card, clever clever!

Monika Wright said...

Love Jennifer's card especially with that special touch of stitching the scarf fringe. Great work from a talented designer!

reen said...

I just love it when people are able to think outside the box. Something I've never been able to do. Such pretty cards.

mustangkayla said...

Yowza...what an incredible DT! I would never have thought of ANY of those ideas! Love the sketch turned, LOVE the snowman, Love the big flower! Fabulous work girls!