Thursday, December 8, 2011

Card Week, Part 4

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Card Sketch #14


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


"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Melissa Bell
Supplies - Cardstock: DCWV; Patterned paper: SEI; Ribbon: Offray; Rub-ons: Provo Craft; Stamps: Studio G; Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink and Staz On

I love this card sketch and it really did inspire me, but what I ended up creating doesn't really look much like it this time around. For the last couple of weeks I have been looking at Christmas photocards at various sites online trying to decide which one to choose. I guess you could say photocards have been on my mind and I thought why not try creating my own.

Variation #1 - Instead of making a folding card I made mine a flat 6x4 card.

Variation #2 - Since I made my card horizontal I just stretched out the white space and had that be my photo.

Variaton #3 - Instead of using a tree embellishment I decided to keep it simple by just using strips of patterned paper and ribbon.

For the back of the card I decided to go with a top ten list for 2011 and then create a place to write a personal note.


Now who is willing to create 39 more of these for me?

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"Season's Greetings" by Carolyn Wolff
Supply List - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Rub-On: Little Yellow Bicycle; Ribbon: May Arts; Ink: Ranger Distress Ink; Floss: DMC; Die-Cut: SVG File From The Cutting Café; Snowflake: Maya Road

Variation #1 – I die-cut the tree shape in to the kraft cardstock and placed patterned paper behind instead of creating a tree and placing it on the card front.

Variation #2 – Instead of adding the stitching to the tree, I stitched around the outside of the die-cut using embroidery floss.

Variation #3 – I eliminated the star and the trunk of the tree. I added ribbon and the snowflake.

Variation #4 – I used a rub-on for my sentiment and placed it in the lower right corner rather than overlapping my tree.

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"Tis The Season" by Katrina Hunt
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker (Gingerbread Land Collection); Cardstock: American Crafts; Die Cut Embellishments: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker (Gingerbread Land Collection); Adhesives: Glue Arts, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives; Twine: The Twinery (Baker’s twine in Buttercup)

Variation 1 - Flipped card to open from bottom

Variation 2 - Tree flipped and made smaller

Variation 3 - Added additional elements, which caused me to move the message to above the tree instead of below.

Variation 4 - Instead of a die cut bracket shape layer, I just layered border strips for something different.

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"Friendship Warms the Heart" by Amy Roller
Supplies - Patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View, Lasting Impressions; Thread: DMC; Stamps: Hero Arts; Ink: Colorbox;

Variation# 1: I added a border punch along the edge of my cardstock.

Variation # 2: I decided I wanted to use another shape other than the tree for this one. I went with a cluster of hand cut hearts instead. The largest heart has 4 smaller, identical hearts folded and glued together accordion style and then both ends were glued to the large heart to make a 3-D shape and add some extra depth.


Variation # 3: Obviously because of changing the shape, my stitching was placed differently than on the sketch. I went around each heart instead of across them. Then I stamped my sentiment directly on one of them.
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3 comments:

Suzanna said...

Ladies these are all fantastic!! Never ceases to amaze me how different the end result is with the same initial starting point!

Megan B said...

love all the different takes on the sketch today...great job ladies! :)

Carolyn Wolff said...

Melissa - a Christmas postcard is an awesome idea. It is such a personal creation to send to someone. I love the idea.

Katrina - Love your card and how it creates a little scene. Such a cute line of paper too.

Amy - Very nice and I love the 3D heart.....oh and the stitching too :)