Sunday, March 25, 2018

Fall to Layout #63 Take Two

Happy Sunday everyone!

We're skipping sketch #62. Do you ever look back at a sketch or card design and think why? Well that's how I felt about sketch #62, so I decided that I would take the easy way out and just move onto #63, which is below.

This card works well using various measurements. For the card below I made my image panel 3.75 x 5, and framed that with 3-7/8 x 5-1/8. Essentially as long as you keep the image panel proportionate to your card front it feels pretty balanced.

The sentiment strip is 3 x 1- this also has some wiggle room. I just stamped my greeting on a larger piece of the Harvest Gold cardstock and then cut it to size and used a circle punch to round the one edge.

I love making stamped backgrounds. These three leaves from Palm Prints work exceptionally well for this stamping style. I especially love that you can layer them and it doesn't take away from the whole image.

When doing this kind of background, start with your largest image (the green leaves in this case). I stamped the leaf with Limeade Ice and the lines with Simply Chartreuse. After that, work your way down in size. So the next batch of leaves I did was the Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal ones. Finally, I finished with the Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise leaves. In this case, I also wanted to finish with the lightest colour since I knew it'd be okay to layer that one a bit on top of the other images.

As mentioned above, I stamped my greeting (using Sentiment Staples: Happy Birthday) onto some Harvest Gold paper and then trimmed it to about 1 inch wide. I then used a 1-1/4 circle punch to do the rounded edge. I've attached an image below, in case this is a new idea/concept for you:

The final few steps were to assemble it all and then I added little clear droplets with some Morning Dew Nuvo drops.

Supplies (affiliate links used when possible)
Accessories, etc.: 1-1/4 circle punch,  Nuvo Crystal Drops- Morning Dew

Here's Chera's card:

Natasha and I had a chat before making our sketch cards and butterflies (my favourite) came up! I first stamped some flowers (which I really like how they turned out btw) but remembered this Hero Arts Stamp and die set (DC182)  in my stash! And then it hit me! Let’s pop up those butterflies for an added effect. I used Wplus9 ink V.I. Pink and Shell pink. And for the sentiment I pulled out Simon says Stamp thankful heart! Think I’ll be making more of this one! Perhaps in purple?? Looking forward to see what you all create for us this week!


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