Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Card Week, Part 2

One easy way to get a different look from a card sketch is to use a different size of card base or switching the orientation of the base. When it comes to using a different size there are so many you have to choose from and adjusting the elements on the sketch to fit should be a breeze, especially with this sketch. If you go with a bigger size you can simply add more candles or if you make a smaller size, take a few out.

Card Sketch #4

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

"Happy Birthday" card by Christina Hoffman
Supplies - Patterned paper: BoBunny, Fancy Pants, and Scenic Route; Memory Thread: DMC; Glitter accent: Stickles

As you can see, the changes I made were very simple ones. I turned my card, rounded the corners, changed out the shape of my journaling block, I used memory thread for the wick stem and I cut out stars for my flame. Pretty simple changes that just give it a little different look from the sketch.

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"Celebrate" card by Shari Thurman
Supply List - Pattern Paper and sticker stackers: Imaginisce; Cardstock: Stampin' Up; 3D foam adhesive: Thermo-Web; Other: ribbon and machine stitching

I just love card sketch week. I'm not really a card maker. I'm a scrapbooker, pushing myself out of my comfort zone. It's making me feel kind of liberated to do something out of the ordinary.

On this card, I switched out the candles for balloons. I used kraft paper as a background. With a pencil, I lightly drew my strings on the card. I used my sewing machine and stitched the strings. I probably should have practiced a bit beforehand, but I just winged it. Some of those loop-de-loops look like I was intoxicated at the time. I added 3D foam adhesive to some of the balloons to make them stand out. Then I added felt ribbon and topped it with a sentiment.

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"Happy Birthday" card by Noey Hunt
Products used - Patterned Papers: DCWV; Letterpress embellishment: Paper Source; Tools: Sew Easy

Variation 1: I designed the card around the letterpress "Happy Birthday" embellishment. It is larger than the sketch called for, so I ended up adding a few candles and making them all taller. With these adjustments, the card worked better being square.

Variation 2: I decided to swap out the striped horizontal strip for some stitching. Since I used such busy patterns on the candles, any more pattern would have been too much. I used this opportunity to try out a new stitch with the Sew Easy tool and add some texture to the card.


dawn said...

These are fun cards and I love all the different ideas to use as the flames for the candles. Great stitching for the balloon strings.

Erica said...

These are all wonderful! I love the slight variations! Great job ladies!

Michelle*G said...

Great variations on the sketch! LOVe the balloon card - too cute!

Lisa G. said...

LOVE them all. Wow, I'm really likin' this sketch! :)

Jill Sarginson said...

Love all the takes ... the balloon card is awesome! Great job ladies! :)

mustangkayla said...

Fantastic cards!

debbie susee said...

MOre cute cards. Love it!

Steff said...

I love all of these! So different yet similar! I made my version last night :-)

MaryAnn said...

WOW These cards are all fabulous and all so different. Great team of designers you have here.

Katrina said...

oh goodness....these are all so cute!!!!! great job girls!