Monday, January 30, 2012

Card Week, Part 1

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Card Sketch #16


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” by Sue Althouse
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Paper Heart); Stamps: Hero Arts; Ink: Colorbox (Chestnut Roan); Other: Signo uni-ball white pen, buttons, white thread

Both my mother and mother in-law celebrate birthdays in February, so I used this sketch to create their birthday cards.

Variation #1 - stamped a background using a masking technique.

Variation #2 - substituted buttons for some of the hearts.


Variation #3 - layered the heart patterned paper onto six layers of white cardstock for a chipboard look.

Variation #4 - omitted the stitching through the hearts and used a white pen for faux stitching around the frame.

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"Happy Valentine's Day" card by Melissa Bell
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: BoBunny; Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink and Staz On; Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers; Stamp: craft smart; Floss: DMC

Variation #1 - I made my card just slightly bigger.


Variation #2 - I added a layer of cardstock to add some dimension.

Variation #3 - I stamped the message on patterned paper.

Variation #4 - I double layered each heart.

Variation #5 - I did not stitch through my hearts.

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“Remember” by Andrea Friebus
Supply list - Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill Basics, Core’dinations; Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, Echo Park, Studio Calico, Pink Paislee;stickers: My Little Shoebox, KI Memories, Echo Park; ink: Clearsnap; embroidery floss: DMC; brads: Making Memories; embellishments: TPC Creations, Prima, Pink Paislee, My Mind’s Eye

Variation #1 - I made an 8.5”x11” layout instead of a card.

Variation #2 - I matted the layout on kraft cardstock.

Variation #3 - Labels were added to the bottom left for journaling.

Variation #4 - Each heart is embellished with a different accent including a photo of my son that I popped up for dimension.

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"Happy Valentine's Day" card by Jill Sarginson
Supplies Used - Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Kraft paper: Jillibean Soup; Rub-on: American Crafts; Tools: Creative Memories heart punch; Floss: DMC; Ink: Vibrance

Variations:

• I made a grid out of the hearts/lines vs. stitching through the hearts.

• I matted the design onto kraft paper and then added a scallop strip.
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6 comments:

dawn said...

These are all sooooo cute and creative. I love all the different hearts. What a great kick off to this week.

LOVE THEM ALL LADIES!!!!!!!!!!

thearthurz said...

These are gorgeous! Fantastic job everyone!! :)

Lynette said...

You did an awesome job with this sketch...I can see that I will come back to this one again and again.

connie said...

love the cards! great job on the sketch.

Tanya said...

these are so fun!

Ashley Horton said...

These cards are all so amazing! I love the little touches of stitching that all of you added!