Card Template Class

I had fun this month with a class that I ran to show how one simple template idea can yield a variety of different card results!  The template itself is not so much a sketch telling you exactly what layout you'll end up with, more an idea of placement of different elements.  Let me show you - check out how these are the same but different.... (you can click on each picture to see the cards in full size)

bodacious-rock-roll.jpg pastels-thankyou.jpg
wc-jellyfish.jpg dotted-ribbon-birthday.jpg

You can see that the elements each card has in common is that there is a horizontal strip across approximately two thirds up, and then there is a central element on that strip.  In each case there is a variation on how the strip is created, from cardstock, to ribbon, or a combination of both and in the top left one, I simply crimped a portion of the background card to create the strip.

The central element is also different each time and I have incorporated a range of different techniques, form watercolouring using markers, to rock 'n' roll, pastels and punching.

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"Bodacious Rock 'n' Roll" Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, So Many Sayings Paper: Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White Ink: Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Summer Sun Accessories: Crimper, Earth Elements brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

"Pastels Thank You" Stamps: For a Friend, Polka Dot Paper: Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Naturals Ivory Ink: Perfect Plum, Basic Black Accessories: Pastels, Blender Pens, Moss gingham ribbon, Rich Regals brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

"Watercolour Jellyfish" Stamps: Fishy Friends, Sweet Sampler Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Watercolour Paper Ink: StazOn Black, Bashful Blue Accessories: Soft Subtles Makers, Aquapainters, Crop-a-dile, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

"Dotted Ribbon Birthday" Stamps: It's All Good, On the Spot, Basic Phrases, Happiness Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pink Passion, Whisper White Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White Craft Accessories: Scallop, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals