Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Card for Sketch Support

*sigh*


I'm kind of sad for this post so I think I might drag it out a bit.





Let's see.










How long can I do this for...












Until you get bored and leave?





















Oh alright.

It's my last project as a CT member for Sketch Support and I just so sad. BUT, I will say it has been a most wonderful year working with Allison and the other creative members. I know I don't have to be on the team in order to play but it was kind of fun to get the sketches before everyone else. It was just time to let something go.

Anyway, let's get onto the sketch and project. It's Add On sketch week and it's a fun one! Don't I always say that though? And don't I always say, "don't I always say that?"  I'm getting a bit too predictable I think. To view the sketch, which is an awesome layered tree template, you can click here. And here is what I came up with using a digital kit from Jen Martakis Designs...


To do this as a hybrid project was quite easy. If you have Picasa, creating a hybrid project can be a dream. How you say? Well, what I did was select all the papers I wanted to use for this project at one time. I stayed in the gallery portion of Picasa. Then, I created a collage using the template that puts each photo in a square. I printed on 8.5 x 11 cardstock and cut! Super easy and I love how it shrunk the papers so that the patterns were tiny. Perfect for cards! 

Let me know if you'd like a visual of what I did. I completely forgot to do a Print Screen but it's so easy that I can certainly come back and do a tutorial. 


Jen's papers from the Holiday Story collection were so perfect for using lots of calm patterns together. I love the traditional red and green with pops of the unexpected blue. For the sentiment, I simply printed the elements of the kit on cardstock and cut it out. Easy Peasy!


To complete the card, and follow the sketch, I used some jute to create the "garland". Love the natural look it brings to the tree. And instead of a star, like in the sketch, I topped the tree of with some big bling.

Thanks for swinging by today! Again, let me know if you'd like to see a tutorial on how I created the collage in Picasa. It truly is easy and makes hybrid creating so fun. Otherwise, I've got one more blog post to share before the holiday weekend. I'm making myself take a blog vacation over the holiday weekend. This will be hard but so necessary. I've got some super, clean and simple cards to share with you.

Hope you are catching up to all that needs to be done. I'm barely there. I have a feeling Friday will be FULL to the brim of all last minute things. Thank goodness I have it off!

hugs,
Melissa

4 comments:

Julie J said...

A very nice project to leave on. I still have some cards to make so I will try this one. Hope you have a great Christmas

Vanessa said...

Very nice!

Connie said...

love it and I'm SURE something else just as fabulous will come your way! Merry Christmas!

Arlene Camacho said...

love the card!