Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Happy New Year! I hope your year is off to a great start. It's time for the first sketch of the year at The Sketch File. Kathy and I would love to see what you create with it . It's a simple sketch but offers so much inspiration. We'll keep the sketch up all month long so you can create one or more cards or projects throughout the month. Be creative and feel free to make a few changes to the sketch. You can rotate it, shrink it, enlarge it, resize parts of it, but as always the goal is to have fun creating. As you can see, Kathy has already created two versions of the sketch:
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Have you seen the December sketch at the The Sketch File? I love the simplicity of this sketch and I've found it very inspiring. I've created another Christmas card and hope you will find time to play along with us at The Sketch File . I know how busy everyone gets this time of year. I guess that's why I am late in posting this card.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
I have found myself constantly reaching for my snowflake punches when creating Christmas cards for this year. As much as I try to vary the theme, I seem to be drawn to snowflakes again and again. For this card I also have revisited a z fold. I used my scoring board to score an 8.5" x 11" piece of green cardstock. I laid the cardstock on the score board in landscape mode, with the shortest side on the left and the longest side at the top of the score board. I scored at 2.5" and 5" and trimmed off the bottom 1.5". I this z fold to attach the back and front panels.
Here's another simple card that I've already sent to a recipient. I created this card when I was going through my "let's cut away part of the front panel" phase. I used the die cut snowflake to reattach the front panel once I had cut away the diagonal strip. Since the patterned paper was only 4"x 6" cutting away some of the front panel allowed me to use the paper on the 5"x 7" cardbase. I love the various patterns on this paper and how they stand out against the white.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
I hope you find Kathy's sketch inspiring and will play along with us at The Sketch File! Feel free to shrink, enlarge, rotate, flip the various parts of the sketch to make it work for you.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Welcome to a new month. We're sharing the last sketch for the year at The Sketch File and Kathy and I are looking forward to seeing what you create with it. As always we'll be posting inspirational cards throughout the month and we hope you will find time to create something with the sketch and share it with us. I'm still working on a few more Christmas cards even though I have sent most of my cards to family and friends already.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
I am posting two Christmas cards based on the November Sketch at The Sketch File. I simply can not believe that it is already the end of November. I have created enough Christmas cards for the year, but that Christmas shopping list is hanging over my head. I have no idea when I will get to that! Anyway, Kathy and I hope you will be inspired by our November sketch and will create and share a project based on the sketch. Please share it with us at The Sketch File.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, November 24, 2016
I have created another card with part of the front panel removed. I've reattached it with at pine tree on a circle. I kept the color scheme the same accept for the addition of the yellow star on top of the tree. It was actually challenging to find a green that matched the green in the patterned paper. I got lucky and had a scrap piece that was just big enough to create the pine tree.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
As I was nibbling on an apple the other day, it reminded me of apple picking when I was a child. I always looked forward to this family outing and couldn't wait to bite into a crisp, ripe MacIntosh apple. As I finished nibbling the apple down to the core, I decided to use an apple theme for a card. I decided to create this card for my son who recently went off to college. I hand cut the apples, leaves and stems and added a bit of white chalk to add highlight to each apple. They don't look like MacIntosh apples but I think you can tell that they are supposed to be apples. However, my favorite part the card is the inside. I hand cut an apple core, added a few color penciled seeds and finished it off with a computer generated "Love you to the Core" sentiment.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
I hope you are enjoying the weekend. Thanks for visiting!
Saturday, November 19, 2016
HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE WEEKEND! THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!
Today I am sharing another Christmas card with a Z fold. I ended up using a monochromatic theme. I handcut the Santa hat and used a bit of chalk to add the detail to make it look like the fabric of the hat had a few folds. Behind the front Z panel, I've added white cardstock to give plenty of space to write a message and personalize the card.
Thanks so much for visiting! Have a fun and creative weekend!
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
As you can see, I've created a series of cards using the side step pattern. I have created these cards over several weeks but decided to post all of them together as they share the same card folding technique. It's a fun technique with loads of possibilities. The card with the deer is really dark blue, but for some reason I couldn't get a decent photo of it.
Are you looking for inspiration? If so, please visit us at The Sketch File. Kathy and I would love to see what you create with our November sketch. You can use the sketch as is or shrink it, enlarge it or rotate it. I've chosen to use the layers as a flap on the front of this card. Can you still see the sketch on this card?