here is the sketch we'll be using today
joining me today is lexi. lexi created this incredible tag that is such a fun interpretation of the sketch.
here's what Lexi had to say, "Christmas came and went without any snow for us so we still have the white stuff on our wish list! I am loving the simplicity of using standard office tags and dressing them up. I sprayed with background with Tinsel SprINKler (LOVE the subtle shimmer!) and punched 2 snowflakes. The negative space was backed with paper from Holiday Style, while the middle snowflake is part of an older paper doily with a Holiday Style sticker. Sequins complete the snowflakes with a stitched sentiment in the form of a Little Flyer across the bottom. The pom pom trim at the top is also from Holiday Style and worked perfect with the "snow" theme :)"
love the sprinklers on here and the use of an ordinary office supply, so amazing! thank you lexi♥
i often get asked how i am able to create so many cards in a relatively short period of time, and i will share the answer with you today...giggle. i create a sketch or use ONE sketch to create about 10 different cards before moving on to a new sketch. when choosing a sketch, or creating my sketch, i always choose a fairly simple "CAS" sketch so as to be able to have lots of room for interpretation. sometimes i will use the same papers/elements, other times i will create each card with a completely different line, it really depends on the occasion. let me explain with pictures and words so as to be a little clearer.
for my first set of cards, i chose to use OA Holiday Style and create three different thank you cards (yes, i still need some and hope you might also)
thank you snowman card
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on this card, i chose to use the three 'heart elements' as blocks for my snowman. i cut out the three blocks from the Holiday Style pp and then backed the blocks with white cardstock before stitching around and adding the details to the snowman.
december thank you card
for this card i used the same sketch but interpreted the '3 heart elements' as layered die-cuts, snowflakes and chipboard.
holiday thank you card
i decided to interpret the three 'heart elements' as snowflake chipboard pieces, element chipboard and for the twist on this card, added three Little Flyers as the strips of pp.
after creating these three cards, i decided to play with some of the Farmhouse line on my desk to create three different cards
hello friend card
on this card i interpreted the three 'heart elements' as buttons and a center-focal.
i LOVE all the Farmhouse miscellany
happy birthday card
for the 3 'heart elements' i used two rounded blocks of pp and a layered center focal
love you card
for the 3 'heart elements' on this card i chose to layer tickets/ hearts
i hope these card and tag ideas have inspired you to see this sketch and all it's possibilities on your next projects. we would love to see your creations in our FLICKR GALLERY.