Monday, December 5, 2011

Card Week, Part 1

Card Sketch #14

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"Merry Christmas" by Melissa Elsner
Supply list - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned Paper, Rub-Ons: Lily Bee Design; Pen: Zig Memory System; Electronic Cutter: Silhouette SD; Star Brad: Unknown

Variation #1: For this sketch I decided to use my Silhouette to cut the triangle and shaped background. The triangle is at a slightly different measurement from the sketch but still works.

Variation #2: For my tree, I decided to keep the triangle base and then added strips of patterned paper. Each strip is about 1/4" in width or a little larger. I have to admit, I didn't really measure them but I liked the look of the different strips.

Variation #3: The rub-ons were perfect for the sentiment, which I placed in the same place as the sketch.

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"Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" by Christine Chain
Suppliespatterned paper: Basic Grey (Jovial); rub-on: Basic Grey (Jovial); ribbon: My Mind’s Eye (Lush); brad: My Mind’s Eye (Lush); ink: Tsukineko; word stickers: Authentique; glitter glue: Stickles; punch: EK Success

1 - Instead of stitching, I used lines of glitter glue.

2 - I used a square bling brad turned on its side instead of a star, to add a bit of dimension.

3 - To make my sentiment stand out a bit more, I used a rub-on to create a bit of a journaling block and then added word stickers.

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"No Greater Gift.." by Amy Roller
Supplies - Patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View; Cardstock: Bazzill; Stamps: Close To My Heart; Thread: DMC; Ribbon: Michaels; Border punch: Martha Stewart

Variation# 1: I made my card larger to add another pattern to the background.

Variation# 2: I left off the curved edge on the first background because I added a border punch along the edge of the second patterned background.

Variation #3: I stitched a cream garland around the tree instead of the angled lines shown on the sketch.


dawn said...

I love each of the takes today on this sketch. So many things you can do with this sketch. Great job ladies.

Carolyn Wolff said...

This is going to be such a great week. I love this sketch and I need some Christmas card ideas.

Melissa - love your take on the sketch. The polka dot background looks great against the white card base and I love the way your tree pops off! Great job.

Christine - great choice of papers. This collection is one of my favourites. Love the border punch you used and the glitter on the tree is an awesome idea.

Amy - love the plaid background and lacy border. The stitching on the tree is a great addition too. Lovely card.

Luv2talk said...

Perfect timing for this sketch! Once again, thanks for all the inspiration.

Diane Iversen said...

great cards ladies!