Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Making card kit projects unique

I picked up a card kit at my LSS (on sale!) and spent an enjoyable evening putting the cards together but I really wanted to adapt the cards and make them more unique and personal to my style. I decided to take the finished card kit cards and use them as toppers on larger cards with additional layers & embellishments. This worked great since the kit cards were quite small and there was plenty of leftover paper.

The first card is based on a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (see below). I rotated the sketch and used the kit card as the central "image". I chose to have lots of white space to avoid having the final card be too busy as well as keep it looking fresh & crisp.

Challenges - "Merry & Bright" card:

Crafty Hazelnut's  - Christmas card without snow
Pal's Paper Arts - colour combo
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch




The second card is based on a sketch from Cupcake Craft. Again, the central "image" is the kit card with additional paper and ribbon elements added. Instead of stretching the ribbon across the card, I tried looping it - I really like the extra dimension and interest. I added some red Stickles to the tree and the corners of the "celebrate" banner - after all, Christmas cards can never have too much glitter!

Challenges - "Celebrate" card:

All that Stickles - Xmas red stickles
Cupcake Craft - sketch
 Pretty Little Ribbon - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes

14 comments:

  1. These are both so pretty!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

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  2. Two great Christmas cards Shelley, thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge.

    B x

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  3. Grat Christmas cards, well,done for getting ahead with them! Tanks for joining us at cupcake his week, Rebecca x

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  4. Very attractive card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 111 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. X

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  5. Lovely work and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

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  6. Fantastic cards! Thank you for playing at PPA!

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  7. You have a very pretty card, I love how you used our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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  8. This is lovely!

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

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  9. Beautiful cards! I love your papers and colours! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

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  10. That's my favourite tip - using white space when you're not sure how to incorporate every element of a sketch! And you've done a perfect job on these - kudos to you for being ahead of the curve for next Christmas :) Thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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  11. What lovely Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  12. Lovely, lovely layers. Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown. Kim L.

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  13. Lovely holiday card. Beautiful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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  14. Very Pretty! Thanks for having fun with the Pals this week!

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