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Friday, May 29, 2009

Fourth of July & Father's Day Cards

I got three of the four cards for my swap done and I used sketches to do it.This is the sketch for PaperCraftPlanet and my take on it.You can see inside a little bit. Normally I don't do anything inside my cards, but I had photo corners to use and thought a couple of them would help tie the outside to the inside. I don't have a sentiment on it, it can be used for any thing in July like Birthday or Thank you. I hand drew and cut out the star from a scrap of golden yellow cardstock, then inked it in red. The stamp of course is TAC since this is for a TAC group swap. I colored the firecracker light blue with a regular colored pencil.

Below is my attempt to follow StampTV's sketch.
I had to turn it to the side so my TAC image would fit. I'm using a pre cut circle scrap with gold dots on it that I bought from Barns & Noble a couple of years ago. I also colored in the blue area of the stamp with a colored pencil. The cream card stock was rounded at the corners because the circle had the only soft edge in the entire card and I didn't want it to be the only one. The Dk. Red cardstock is from the free download by TAC. The light blue paper around the stamped image is from a 200 sheet pack that I ran thru my cuttlebug.

Cutie Sunday's Sketch #43. I had to squish the elements together to make a square card sketch fit an A2 rectangle.
My card uses the same star background, a cuttlebugged light blue paper from an 200 sheet block, Dk. Red cardstock is from the free TAC digital paper download. The stamped image is a TAC stamp that I colored with light blue pencil. I distressed the edge of the cream oval with my heidi swapp edge distresser. The ovals were cut with my Creative Memories cutters. The circle with the silver glittery burst came from a scrap pack of shapped papers that I got from Barns and Noble a couple of years ago. I picked it because it reminded me of the star-burst firecrackers.
Not following any online sketch with these last two...

I liked the watermelon on the background paper and that's what I based my design on. The "Happy Father's Day" stamp is TAC and the blobs are made with my Matte accents dimensional medium. The dark red with argyle print is a free printable download from TAC (it's black/white but you can change the white to any color by printing on colored paper/cardstock).

Actually, the one below is my sketch but I can't show my drawing until I get my computer fixed because I need the scanner (won't show up in a photo and I have no photo editing capabilities now so I'll try showing it when DH gets my computer back up and running). Again the sentiment is TAC and the Dark Red and Dark Blue cardstocks are from the same digital download. The glittery area under the cream rectangle is a stamp from the swirly holiday set (not positive of name but it's similar). I didn't add glue to the dots, just the heart and swirls.


Arwen said...

Great background :) Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

xoxo Arwen

Anonymous said...

Hey Cheri....I LOVE these cards and I wanted to share with you I've left you an award on my blog!!! It's well deserved and I hope you have a very blessed day!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Cheri....You are MORE THAN WELCOME for the blog award!!! You deserve it...and I just have to say I LOVE your sketch cards girl!!! Great job!!! Also, thank you for your very sweet comment!! Have a blessed day!!!