Thursday, August 4, 2011

Card Week, Part 4

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Card Sketch #10

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


"Delight" by Lynette Jacobs
Supply list - Cardstock: Bazzill; Printed Papers: Websters (Yacht Club); Brads: Boxer; Letters: Bella Boulevard; Other: jute string and ribbon

I cut the bottom of the paper above the picket fence and used the top part for the scalloped paper. I used the brown bazzill to form a contrast with the softer colors of the Websters papers.  I added faux stitching to the outer circle and brads to the scallops. It still looked a bit bare so I added the two kites to the sides.



I matted the photo with another piece of Bazzill and used my scallop scissors around it and then added the little white dots to the scallops.

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"I Cried" by Janette Kincaid
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Kimberly Poloson for Fiskars (Cabana Blooms, Stripes); Cardstock: Bazzill; Flourish Rub-ons: Kimberly Poloson for Fiskars (Blooming Love); Alpha: American Crafts Thickers; Journal Card: My Mind’s Eye; Adhesive: Helmar Scrapdots and 450 Quick Dry; Journal Pen/Marker: Zig Black; Floss: DVM; Ribbon: unknown

I used this weeks’ card sketch as the base or starting point to my layout. I measured out and cut the large grey circle using the scalloped circle as a template. I dug out my high school math kit and used the compass to trace a circle, I knew I wanted the grey one a little bigger. Then I traced and cut the stripe paper knowing that I wanted almost 2” of the scallop to show. Then I traced and trimmed the grey circle a bit bigger than the stripe, stealing this from the inside of the large circle.

When I placed the grouping of large circles on the background paper I felt like the page needed ‘something’ on the left side. I decided to slice into the paper with an exacto knife, tracing around the pre-printed leafy pattern at the bottom left but not too close to the edge. This created a ‘slot’ to insert the large circles into and added some additional layering to the page.

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"Sweet Photos" by Christy Arthur
Products - Studio Calico: Mister Huey Piglet, Sunshine, fabrip, cloud stamps; Bazzill: In Stitch'z pink/yellow floss and cardstock; Hambly: Washi tape; Elles Studio: Handmade layers journaling tags;
October Afternoon: Farm Fresh Farmhouse and Ledger Mini Market Stickers; My Minds Eye: Lime Twist Life of the Party Bon Bon and Boy Spots; Simple Stories: 100 days of summer flash cards, expressions and sweet memories

I used the idea of the larger circle with the cupcake in the middle for the cloud and kite embellishment in the left corner of the layout. I took a fabric strip and stamped the cloud image on it in yellow and pink. Then I laid the clear stamp on top of the stamped image and misted it in pink. I added some stitching around the clouds to give them some pop.


Then, I added a kite embellishment with a twine string and washi tape for ribbons.
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4 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness!! Such awesome layouts...I was all set to like the first one best until I scrolled down and saw the other two...I like all 3 of them the best! Is that okay? LOL. Really outstanding work, Gals!

Allison Davis said...

Kathy, I'm right there with you! I like all three of them the best too! Each one is awesome in it's own way! :)

connie said...

These are beautiful! Love the idea of cutting the paper on the first one and love the kites. I love how #2 cut the slit and inserted the circle!

Beth Hallgren said...

The "I cried" layout brought tears to my eyes. Very eloquent. I don't know what I would do if one of my friends became ill.