Friday, December 9, 2011

Card Week, Part 5

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.

"Celebrate our Savior" by Shari Thurman
Supplies - Patterned paper, Alphabets and Stickers: Echo Park; Cardstock: Bazzill; Paper Punches: Creative Memories (star); Adhesive: ATG by Scotch; 3D foam adhesive: EK success; Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink (Dark Brown); Ribbon: Unknown; Thread: Coats and Clark

Variation #1: I created a two-page layout instead of a card.

Variation #2: I didn't have a die cut background to use on my layout, so I just used a polka dot paper and two decorative borders from the Echo Park, Dots and Stripes sticker sheet and stitched over the top.

Variation #3: The overall size of my tree is larger than the one on the sketch (approximately 10'x6") and I chose not to overlap part of the tree off left side of the layout.

The strips of paper on my tree are 1/2" wide and then I machine stitched between them and also on the trunk.

Variation # 4: I moved my title to the top so that I would have more room and then I tied a ribbon around the tree.

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"Traditions" by Suzanna Lee
Supply list - Patterned Paper: Imaginesce, Basic Grey, Lily Bee, SEI; Journal Spot: Making Memories; Chipboard: My Big Idea; Stickers: Martha Stewart, Teresa Collins; Brad: Echo Park; Twine: The Twinery; Ink: Tim Holtz; Misc: Stickles

Variation #1 - Surprise! Surprise! It's not a card but a layout! I took the card "bit" and made it into an embellished journal spot on my layout.

Variation #2 - Not just one tree but two! The more the merrier! These trees are decorated differently than the diagonal lines in the sketch. I wrapped twine haphazardly on one tree and hung ornaments on the Stickled garland of the other.

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"Super Star" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Photo tray: 7Gypsies; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Embellishments: My Mind's Eye; Alphabets: Cosmo Cricket; Embroidery floss: DMC

I love these pictures of Drew from his Kindergarten Spring concert (he played a rock star) and wanted to find a way to display them in our home. What's the fun in just buying a regular frame for the photos? I thought the card sketch design would be perfect for filling in the one section of the photo tray that I didn't have a picture for. 

Variation #1 - Since I wasn't creating a card I went without the main base and just let the black of the tray show.

Variation #2 - I flipped the design to fit what I was working with, because of both the layout of the photos and the design I wanted to use.

Variation #3 - To fit with the "super star" theme I wanted to use a big star in place of the tree on the sketch. It's not quite as big as the tree on the sketch so I added some smaller stars to help accent it and to fill most of the same space the tree on the sketch does.

Variation #4 - I did add stitching to the star and also stitching across the middle of each stripe on the background piece.


dawn said...

these all look great and the first two are so festive and jolly.

allison, love that you made something special for these precious photos. great job.

Janette said...

Lovelove love LOVE the tray Allison!!

Might just have to find a little boy to photograph so I can make one of these myself! LOL!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Shari - I love your layout. I think it is brilliant when you can take a card sketch and turn in into something other than a card. Great job.

Suzanna - Nice job converting the sketch. I love that you can really see the card sketch in your layout. Great photo too.

Allison - I loved these photos when you posted them on your blog and they look spectacular in this photo tray. I have to do a couple of these for Christmas and you have inspired me to get started.