Sunday, 2 October 2016

Four cards from one sketch

Earlier today, I published a review of the book Ideas For Cardmakers and now I want to share the cards I made using one of the sketches from the book.

I cut a template for the pieces from scrap card, to save measuring each time, then rummages through my papers and snippets to see what I could come up with.

The first is made entirely from snippets of papers from the Stampin Up "Going Places" pad, with a sentiment stamped using a magazine freebie

Back into the snippets box where I found a scrap of autumn leaves paper and some orange card (which isn't anything like as lurid as it looks in the photo). I cut the orange card then embossed it with a Darice folder - with hindsight I should have done the embossing before cutting, as it has very slightly distorted the shapes so they don't line up perfectly. For embellishments, I used my old faithful chestnut leaf stamp and a Kaleidacolour Autumn Leaves pad.

I can't decide whether I prefer this upright or tent-style!
I am sharing this with
The Male Room - Leaves or Trees
Mod Squad - Falling Leaves
Just Us Girls - Leaves

Back to the snippets box for my third card. The patterned paper is a very, very old scrap left over from a Dawn Bibby kit in the early days of her time on QVC. The silver panels are embossed with a magazine freebie folder, the butterflies die cut with a Spellbinders die. For the lilac panel I stamped all over it with a dragonfly background stamp and Versamark ink and then embossed with a Plum Pearls powder.

I am sharing this with
Alphabet challenge - Pretty in Pink
Cut it Up - pink and/or breast cancer awareness
Just add ink - Wings

For my final card, I set the snippets box aside and actually cut into some new sheets of paper, from the Craft Asylum "Candy" 6x6 pad. I chose a grey background card to make the pretty colours of the paper standout.

I am sharing this with Perfectly Created Chaos - Show me your patterns!

Now, since three of the cards were made entirely from snippets, I've bundled them together into one photo to share in the Snippets Playground this week, where I've handed in my prefect's badge and am playing along again. Thank you to everyone for playing so nicely last week - I didn't have to hand out a single detention!

And finally (phew) I've put the whole lot together to enter into Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge


Judy Woodland said...

Oh, I love, love, love these cards. I'm going to CASE if you don't mind, that design is awesome and looks like so much fun. Beautiful colors and paper choices!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!

Deborah Frings said...

That's a really versatile sketch. The use of different papers and textures gives a really different look to each card. Love the rich orange embossed leave and the tumbling leaves too. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

Jane Willis said...

CASE away - it's a really useful sketch and great for using up scraps.

Chris Dring said...

Oooh! Love all the different cards you made with that sketch, and all those snippets! Wow! Thanks for joining the fun at Just Us Girls!

Barb said...

They're all beautiful cards Jane. I particularly like the papers on the first. Love that sketch. Barbxx

Andreja L. said...

Gorgeous male card :-)) All cards are such a fantastic.
Thank you for joining us at Male Room.
Hugs, Andreja

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful cards, but my eye was drawn to the bright orange. I love the embossing, those gorgeous leaves and the pretty patterned paper. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

AlisonC said...

How clever and what a good idea to repeat with diffeent colours and patterns. It could really be turned to any occasion. I do like the autumn colours best, I think.
Tag your it - I'm starting a game of tag in the Snippets Playground. Tag someone else in a comment and see how far we can get!

Craftychris said...

Love these cards! Such a cool idea to do a batch and each one is a beauty! xxx

Christine Blain said...

Well, Jane, you have been busy! Thanks for entering your lovely, shiny, butterfly card in our Just Add Ink challenge this week. :)

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous cards from one design which BTW I love and you can just about empty your scrapbox with it.

Margaret said...

Love the design of the cards. I think I'm in love with the very first one you show as it is very masculine. Good masculine cards are hard to find/make. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
Margaret, DT

Dori Shelton said...

All of these are fabulous! Such unique patterns and designs. Thank you for joining us at Perfectly Created Chaos. I hope to see you again soon!

Nikki Spencer said...

So many fab creations Jane! How different do they look for the same design. I especially love the metal embossed look on your Just Add entry. Thanks for joining us this week.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic collection of cards Jane, a great way to use those snippets too.

Sue xx

Peggy T. said...

So many lovely cards. Thank you for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge.

Peggy T.
DT Member

Anonymous said...

What a great idea and great to see how the same layout can but used for different occasions and with different colours, papers and textures. Chantell JAI

Di said...

Brilliant sketch Jane and such fabulous results! They are all so different as well. Sad you handed in your prefects badge but so grateful for all your help last week! I owe you - BIG time :)

Apologies for being a bit late to comment - and thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground.


Di xx

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love the idea of using up scraps. That must have been so fun to go through your snippets and find papers that play nicely together. I also love the idea of making the template. You'll always have that on hand.

All the cards are really nice, and you've inspired me to try the same thing! Thanks for joining us for our Pink or BCA challenge at Cut it Up!


Larelyn said...

Such a beautiful array of cards. I love the papers!! thanks for sharing at Cut it Up Challenge.

Cazro said...

What a great sketch this is. I love your variations and of course I will be back to CASE it. Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.

Rocky said...

A fabulous selection all from one sketch and a great way to use leftovers. Thank you for joining us at TMR.