Thursday, July 1, 2010

card lift love

Creating Keepsakes had an article in this month’s edition that lifted layouts and used the inspiration to create a card. Having done that before, it was fun to see the inspiration in July’s magazine, so I did the same with a couple of my layouts using the July kit.

The above card is almost exactly taken from the strips of patterned paper at the bottom of the layout. As a matter of fact, I simply used the leftover strips from making the layout, and used it to make the card. Also, the card was embossed on my Sizzix to follow the texture of the Bazzill swiss cardstock that was used as the background for the layout.

With this next card, it was the element that included the butterfly that mostly found itself again on the card. So maybe the entire layout is not what is found on the card, but an idea, a color, an embellishment. We don’t always have to re-create the wheel when we are making cards or altered items. Repeating elements we see in layouts can go a long way to make for a fresh creation. As well as something to share with a friend.
So now, it's your turn!

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BabyBokChoy said...

Wow!!! I love it. I saw that article and for that matter the reverse article in PaperCrafts and of course I didn't think to actually practice it, hee hee, thanks for the push Jamie!

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a fantastic idea, Jamie! Your cards are awesome!

Trish said...

I'm not a big card maker, but these are so inspirational, I might just give it a try!! Great gallery this month, btw!!

Melanie said...

Such a great idea! I'm going to try it tonight :)