NC Demonstrator Blog Hop: Two of a Kind
Hello friends!! I'm back this week as a participant in the North Carolina Demonstrator Blog Hop to share a fun idea for using a sketch to create the same card, but in two different themes. You may have come from Tina Lesson's BLOG, but if this is your first stop, I'm delighted you're starting with me... the theme of this month's hop is TWO OF A KIND.
Stampin' Up! continues to work hard to manage inventory levels, and that can cause products to sell out sooner than they might have expected and create issues for demonstrators in planning class content or for customers who need specific supplies for their projects. Today I'm going to show you how to use what you have on hand to change a plan and still enjoy a beautiful project outcome.
I'm starting my card project using a sketch, as I often do when I'm planning content for my classes and events. I actually created my own sketch book and you're welcome to download (and print off) your own copy of this to use as a reference when you're stuck or just might want to create something different from your norm.
I started my project using sketch No. 5. You can use sketches in lots of different ways by picking and choosing the elements that appeal to you and substituting images and shapes for what's shown.
In my case, I kept it pretty close to what's shown, just swapped out a different sentiment panel and placed my embellishments differently. I kept all of the layers shown and used DSP in place of the solid panels that are shown in the sketch.
When I finished designing my card, I had a design using the Masterfully Made suite of products from the Stampin' Up! 2023-24 Annual Catalog. When I'm designing cards, I love to use SUITES of product because Stampin' Up! does all the work in choosing the color palette and creating products that you know are going to work well together. This was the end result:
I love how the more busy, themed pattern of DSP shows through the edges of the more subtle panels and used a leaf die cut in Lemon-Lime Twist to pull that color from the background paper.
I host a card buffet once a month here at my house, and if I had designed this card but didn't have enough DSP to create enough kits for the card buffet card box, I could pick a different suite or grouping of products and switch it out.
In my next example I create this same card, using the same sketch, but different products...
For the second example, I chose Translucent Florals from the Stampin' Up! 2023 Sep-Dec Mini Catalog for my card. I also used the Delightful Floral 12x12 Designer Paper from the Stampin' Up! online exclusive product line, to coordinate. This is the resulting card:
I love how this card turned out and did a quick sponge dauber technique to get the leaves to match more closely to the paper.
I used a Lemon-Lime Twist ink pad to ink up the leaves, then brought in an ink dauber with Garden Green ink and tapped it along the edges and in the center where the leaves come together. I just tapped gently to transfer a bit of the darker green ink and it made SUCH A HUGE difference in how the leaves look, compared to just inking with one, solid color. Give it a try and see!
I'm really happy with how the two cards came out, using the same sketch but different product suites. I think both are lovely in their own way and I don't think participants in a card buffet or event would feel slighted if I had to swap one of these cards for the other due to a shortage of the products I was planning to use. I think you can get more confident in this practice the more you try this concept--- creating two different cards with the same sketch. Here is a final look at the two cards together:
I hope you enjoyed this stop on the Blog Hop and saw products you'd been curious about, learned something new, or just enjoyed the creative inspiration! Don't forget to pick up your copy of the FREE SKETCH BOOK if you'd like one. Just a few ideas to get your own creative flow on it's way!
Now it's time to continue the HOP for more great ideas... please visit
who is next on the HOP.
September Blog Hoppers
Kristine Vicente <---You are HERE
For a list of supplies used to create the Translucent Floral card, visit HERE. For a project sheet with measurements, please visit HERE. Thanks so much for checking out the blog hop projects this month!
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