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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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Fall to Layout #61: Take Two

Happy Sunday! I've got a fruity themed card for you today, full of summery colours!

Some measurements:
Card: 4.25 x 5.5
Orange layer: 5 x 3.75
Patterned paper: 4.25 x 2
Circle: 1.75, plus coordinating layer

Here's my card. I used Stampin' Up's Fruit Basket and a bit of the coordinating paper from the Tutti Frutti paper pack. I used the Limitless Layers: Circles and one of the greetings from Ways to Say: Thank You by Papertrey Ink. Simple and sweet!

I started by stamping the bowl and several pears. I cut out the bowl and adhered that to my circle layer. Next, I punched out several pears and arranged them in the basket. That went on a Summer Sunrise circle layer. Next I stamped my greeting on the Orange Zest layer and then added the green patterned paper. Originally, I was going to follow the sketch, but I grabbed an orange scrap from my card stash that was a touch smaller than a card front. I like the white frame of the card base.

Stamps: Fruit Basket, Ways to Say: Thank You
Paper: Tutti Frutti, White, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
Accessories, etc: Limitless Layers: Circles, Itty Bitty Fruit Punch pack

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fall to Layout # 60 Take Two

Happy Sunday! Hope you're ready for the next sketch.

Some measurement suggestions:
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Larger layer:  3-1/2 x 2-3/4
Rounded top: 5/8 x 3-1/2

Here's my card! I just got the birthday balloons stamp set and thought it would well with the sketch. I started cutting out and stamping several of the the balloons, undecided at first about colour. I ended up going with a Hawaiian Shores balloon. I used the starry background image and some gold embossing powder to jazz it up. I decided not to have my extra balloon die cuts go to waste, so I glued them all together (4 total) to give dimension to the balloon. Next I stamped the balloon string and the sentiment, as well as a few stars on the Aqua Mist layer. I cut the gold cardstock and used a punch to round the corners. I added a few wooden stars from my embellishment collection. The final step was added a line of simple paper piercing.

Stamps: Birthday Balloons
Ink: Black, Tropical Teal, Versamark
Paper: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Bermuda Bay, Gold
Accessories, etc.: gold embossing powder, wooden stars, birthday balloon die

Here's Chera's card:

Hello everyone! Thanks for popping by today! Hope you enjoy today’s sketch card and feel inspired to share with us your interpretation!

I wasn’t to sure the way this card was going to go today but when I sat at my craft table I had that yellow card stock out with that die over I decided to make something work with the inspiration I had a few days ago when I was crafting! I went through my dies and also found these fun feathers I’ve not used in forever and thought they’d look fun with some ink blending! I used 4 colours....I went with the 4 that were on top of the pile not knowing if they’d work or not, but I’m happy with them! (Picked raspberry, fossilized amber, cracked pistachio and seedless preserves oxides). The sentiment is from Wplus9 strictly sentiments 2. Once my card was all put together it needed some bling! Added some pretty pink posh clear sequins. Just classed it up some ;)

Hope you have a happy Sunday!!


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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Fall to Layout # 59 Take Two

Happy Sunday!

We're off to a bit of a later start today. Both Chera and I got our cards made last night (over a Skype session together too), but we felt like having a lazy Sunday morning, so the post is going live a little later.

Anyway, here's the sketch. It's another square one. Don't be thrown by the purse image in the sketch, it's just a fun graphic to designate that your main focal point is there. Apparently we were both in the mood for food themed cards.

Here's my card. I'm featuring an "oldie" from Lawn Fawn- Roll With It:

Some dimensions:
Card Base: 5.5x5.5
Main Image Layer: 4.5 x 4.5
Side Pattern: 4.5 x .75
Image Layer Mat: 4-5/8 x 4-5/8

For the card, I stamped all the sushi platter components, cut them out and coloured them and then arranged them on the white square base. I stamped the greeting (from MFT Soda Pop set) and then adhered it all. Next I used the two blossom images from the Roll With It set to make a bit of patterned paper. I added some brown and white baker's twine for the ribbon element and then put it all together on a kraft card base. 

Here's Chera's card:

Happy Sunday everyone! Today’s card may look like it’s not so clean and simple in the details, so let me share with you why it is! On my craft table I keep a bowl of scraps from previous projects I’ve done in the past! The texture paste ice cream stacks I made way back in June of 2016! (Won’t lie it didn’t feel like that long ago that I was playing around making ice cream!). I really wasn’t to sure what I wanted to do for this week's card so I pulled out my bowl and found my inspiration there! The stamp set I used today is from Hero Arts “colour layering ice cream”

Hope you find inspiration and I look forward to seeing what you create!!!


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