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)
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