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Sometimes there are no words. Whether it be love, loss, or just a note, some cards convey a message even without a sentiment. This card is clearly an “I Love You” card but, because I’ve used so many familiar icons for Valentines and love (hearts, arrows, etc.) a sentiment is not necessary.
[Editor's Note: Britt used a lot of circles in this card - but can you find the visual triangle that she made in the middle of it?]
Supplies | Cardstock: DCWV (pink), American Crafts (red). Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs (chevron, glitter, corrugated). Stamp: Jillibean Soup for Hampton Art (arrow). Ink: Clearsnap (Fireberry), Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Antique Linen). Buttons: Forever In Time. Twine: Hemptique. Die Cutting: Silhouette Cameo (hearts), Spellbinders (circles).
My usual mojo escaped me for this card so I turned to a favorite (and often free!) tool that I’ve been using since I first started making cards: card sketches. I used the latest from one of my favorite challenge websites, Deconstructing Jen. Sketches are great for jump starting creativity and, if you often find your cards lack balance or flow, following sketches can help strengthen your design sense. I find that the more I see good design the more I use good design.
Also, I used a non-traditional color pallet for this Valentine because the craft-o-verse can get red and pink CRAZY this time of year. I like to make a few Valentines that a husband or boyfriend wouldn’t be embarrassed to open at work! These colors are pretty muted, so it’s important to give the layers some dimension so the card still feels dynamic and interesting.
Supplies | Patterned Paper, Cardstock Elements, Letters: Fancy Pants Designs (Country Boutique). Cardstock: The Paper Company (Black), DCWV (Cream). Washi Tape: Queen & Co. (Black and White Stripe), Martha Stewart (Gold). Die Cutting: Spellbinders (Grand Calibur, A2 Matting Basics A). Sketch: The Deconstructed Sketch (No.84).
Designer: Britt Bass
Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! The galleries are just bursting with fun, bright colors as we all celebrate the new year and I have some beautiful layouts and a stunning card for you to enjoy. Let’s go take a look at this week’s finds and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.
2012 Cover Page by anke
Anke is just finishing up her 2012 Project Life album and her cover page is simply gorgeous! She used 4 photos to represent the seasons and cropped them into thin rectangles that then blend into the date. She added a simple quote, an oversized bracket and some lightly textured brushes to finish it off and the result is simple and stunning!
This week’s giveaway on Scrapbook Update is another collection from one of my favorite companies, this time coming to our readers courtesy of Fancy Pants Designs!
“Time for Spring” may say “spring” in its name but with flowers, birds and bright colors galore, it can just as easily lend itself to summer fun pages as well:
School is out for summer! (Well, for a week until summer school begins…) To celebrate, this week in Noteworthy I’m bringing you some summer vacation scrapbooking on the go tips, as well as a few new product announcements, and a few pieces of big news from manufacturers.
The first piece of news falls in the category of silver linings. We learned awhile ago that Hambly is closing down – but before they do, they are having a warehouse sale on June 11th-13th (Monday-Wednesday next week). Sales will not be made online, but only in person at their Santa Clara, CA warehouse. If you are a Hambly fan in the Santa Clara area, this is your chance to stock up before the products disappear for good!
Fancy Pants Designs announced a new collection this week: Country Boutique.
Country Boutique is full of muted neutrals, and is a two-part collection. There are 12 double-sided patterned papers in the first part of the collection, and then the second part of the collection consists of an additional 8 double-sided papers, with a subtle wedding theme. With so many coordinating options to choose from, the collection will be perfect for DIY wedding projects. Continue Reading →