Sunday, April 7, 2013

2 for 1: 2 cards for 1 sketch

Hi, everyone! Happy Sunday! Hope your weather is as glorious as ours. Maybe spring will actually come after all. :)

OWH Sketch #167 is perfect for those strong patterns. I used it to make a couple of cards from patterns that would've typically proved problematic for me. But, before I get to today's cards, I have to share the funniest conversation with hubby.

"Yar, Piglet?" said Book 

Earlier this weekend, I posted the card at the right for  this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge. When I showed it to hubby, he said it was kind of hard to read. I agreed, saying that the sentiment didn't print exactly on the part of the paper that I had hoped. His reply was that the placement of the sentiment wasn't the problem. The problem was the font itself. Then he proceeded to read the following, in a pirate-inspired voice.

"Book," whispered Piglet.
"Yar, Piglet?" said Book.

At that point, I laughed so hard that it was nearly a Depends moment!  I so love that man!  :)

Card 1: Patriotic Beads

dp: We R Memory Keepers Red, White & Blue; aqua and white cardstock: AC; red cardstock: Bazzill Admiral
punches: Fiskars and Paper Studio; stash ribbon; pearl: Mark Richards
Creative Memories circle cutting system

For today's Any Hero card, I stuck to the sketch pretty closely. Because of the pattern in the paper, I decided to leave off the strip on the right. In addition, I slightly repositioned the placement of the circle.

Wish the ribbon showed up a little better. It has white polka dots on the white ribbon -- which seemed a good match for the beads in the paper. I placed a strip of white cardstock under the ribbon to keep the print from showing through the ribbon itself. 

Card 2: Here's Looking at You, Dad!

As you see, I was a bit little more liberal in my interpretation of the sketch for this card, making the card a horizontal one and moving both the strip and the circle. Again, this was a great sketch for a paper with a large pattern. Still loving the Bo Bunny Mama-razzi paper!

Bo Bunny Mama-razzi; black cardstock: Cardstock Paper Warehouse; white cardstock: AC
sentiment: computer-generated  in Baskerville Old Face; Mark Richards gems
strip with crimped and inked in StazOn jet black
Creative Memories circle cutting system

Parting Thoughts

Pleasantly surprised by the amount of cardmaking that happened this weekend! We'll see what the week holds.

Played around a little with layout gadgets this weekend. Like the results. But, still working on figuring out the badge thing.

As always, thanks for stopping. Have a great week, and happy scrappin'!


Linda said...

Super nice cards! Love that sentiment on the last...and with that paper...brilliant! I may need to steal the sentiment! TFS!!!

Carol L said...

These are some great examples of how to use that dsp we've been neglecting! My favorite is the large star on the cirle - it just works together beautifully! LOL at your hubby's comments - my hubby either says he likes or dislikes what I'm working on, but never offers an alternative! :)

Donna Hanley said...

Cute story. thanks for sharing. You cards are very nice, both of them. The patriotic colors are just striking and I think you were right not using the border punch of the first card. Enjoy your week.

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Wow - three cards -- you were busy. I love the story about the pirate voice. Aren't husbands helpful - I know mine keeps me smiling sometime too with his comments about my cards. The I like the DP on the Patriotic card and I like how you rotated the sketch and moved the sentiment. I really like your sentiment too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Terrific cards and I love that you flipped the layout on one. I love that you allowed the vintage paper in the second show that couple. Thanks for playing!