Friday, 31 July 2009

Make-n-Take Sheetload Shortcuts

Today is my final post as Guest Artist for Sheetload Shortcuts. This time Alicia asked me to do a make-n-take. I decided to let you see how I interpret working along a sketch. I used the CardPatterns sketch #23, which was from a couple of weeks ago, but Shortcuts was its sponsor, and I did make the card before we left on holiday.

I hope you enjoy the process.

Step 1: I started with of course a clear card from Shortcuts and a piece of cardstock. I punched the border at the bottom.

Step 2: I adhered the cardstock to the back of the clear card using glue dots.

Step 3: I adhered a small strip of paper (3/4") to the lower part of the front. And trimmed it on both sides.

Step 4: I adhered a second strip of paper (2") above the other strip slightly overlapping.

Step 5: I trimmed the edges again. I always like to overlap on both sides before trimming, so I know that it's straight and cut along the edge of the card.

Step 6: Before I adhere the label I first stamp the sentiment on it, to make sure it stamps right on a flat surface.

Step 7: To give the label some depth I use my favourite dimensionals from Stamin'Up.

Step 8: I adhered the label.

Step 9: Realisinig the card looks quite bare I decide to remove the label gently and add two swirl stamps. I stamped them at the same time.

Step 10: I put the label back in place.

Step 11: As on the sketch I add two flowers and some rhinestones.

And this is the result.

Supplies: Sheetload Shortcuts clear card| Bazzill Basics Cardstock | Martha Stewart border punch | Basic Grey patterned paper + die-cut | Prima flowers | Me and My Big Ideas rhinestones | Papertrey Ink clear stamps | Staz'On ink Jet Black

Sometimes it's very easy to play along with sketches, but they don't always speak to me. This one was a breeze. I hope this has given you some inspiration.

Thank you Alicia for letting me be your Guest Artist during the past month. Have a great weekend.


Sam Morris said...

Oh my gosh, just found your blog on my much inspiration here and I love this tutorial!

Hanneke said...

Super! Mooie kaart en leuke die toturial, Lisette!


Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Thank you SO much for joining us in July. I loved each of your projects and this tutorial is fantastic. It is great to see your thought process while creating from a sketch.

whoistracy said...

This is wonderful! I'm so glad you posted this tut! I love the idea of putting the white paper on the INSIDE of the clear sheet. Makes it so much easier to cover the glue marks and then be able to write on the card, too.

Katie said...

Great card and tutorial, Lisette! Welcome home :)