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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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Fall to Layout #58 Take Two

Happy Sunday!

In case you're wondering, we're skipping the Take Two of #57 and jumping right onto to #58.

I changed mine up a little from the sketch, but kept some of the main themes- using a group of 3 type image and using some scallops.

Although the original sketch was designed to make a narrow card, I decided to go with the standard 4.25 x 5.5.

A few other measurements:
Image Panel: 2 x 4-1/8
Image Layer: 2-1/8 x 4-1/8
Scalloped Layer (approximate):  3-1/4 x 4-1/8

Here's my card. I kept it pretty simple, using this fun stack of cups image from 
 Latte Love. Heads up, this one is retiring forever in May, so if you like it, go get it! I trimmed off the bottom two cups to make it a stack of three. I coloured the cups with a mix of Copics and Stampin' Up! markers.  I finished it off with a sentiment from that same stamp set, as well as a few Nuvo drops.

Stamps: Latte Love
Ink: Tuxedo Black- Memento
Other: Nuvo Drops- Teal, Clear

Here's Chera's card:

Happy Sunday everyone! Here's my card for this weeks sketch! I pulled out some Papertrey ink Butterflies to make my card!! Of course using my go to colour combo from Wplus9!! 

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fall to Layout #56 Take Two!

Happy Sunday!

It's a long weekend here, so I am loving having the extra day to get some crafting in!

Here's the sketch:

Some dimensions for reference:
Card Base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Image Panel: 3-3/8 x 4-1/4
Mini Patterned Panel: 1-1/4 x 4-1/4
Optional Layer for Image Panel: 3-1/2 x 4-1/4

This card is also my entry for one of the Olympic Challenges over at My Favorite Things. It's for the 20 minute challenge. One of the great things with doing a sketch is that most of the guesswork is gone since you have your layout. You just have to find some paper, ink,and stamps.

I used a retired MFT set- Pretty Poppies. I love this set! It has great sentiments. It also has a nice long word background (which is what I used to make my patterned panel)

Stamps: Pretty Poppies
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Olive Olive, Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories, etc: Brown tweed ribbon

Here's Chera's card:

I absolutely love this sketch! It's so simple but yet so elegant!! I also realized that MANY of my cards are purple. In case you didn’t notice I love purple!! Love it! So I told myself this sketch was not allowed to be purple….(might have to make another one tho that is purple. hehe) For this card I pulled out Papertrey Ink bitty bouquet set! I love this set I’ve used it many times but every time I use it I think I should use it more! The ink colours for this card are Wplus9 wild mango, pumpkin spice and nautical navy. The green is from Simon says stamp green leaf!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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