Sunday, February 15, 2015

3 Cards from 1 Sketch CCBH

Welcome to CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop.  Your previous stop should have been at Christine's
This month's Cross Canada Blog Hop takes you on an instructive adventure. Our challenge  make 3 to 5 Cards from designs in one of Close to my Hearts-- How to Books
I decided to use "Originals"-- Card Confidence Program   This book features 100 different card patterns and is only $16.50 in Canada and is available through me or through your local CTMH consultant.

This is my first card

And it uses the Card Sketch "First Impressions" found on page 11
(actually all three on my cards use this pattern)
Below is a picture from the book
showing you how easy the patterns are to read.

Now, you can make a card exactly like the pattern, or you can tweak it a bit.
I tweaked mine.
I started cutting the pieces exactly like the pattern said
and came up with image below.
nice but a little bland
so I tweaked it.

Pretty simple.
Rotate the card, and you have totally different look.

 And here are all three cards

And because I really hate following directions
here is a forth card.  using basically the same pieces and layout
but I've tweaked things up a bit more...
Used a tag instead of one of the rectangles,
rounded a couple of corners, etc.
The point is that these How to books are just beginning.
Once you are comfortable with following the directions
start playing around with your pieces.
You may be surprised at how talented you are!

Now hop over to 
to see what wonders she has created


  1. You are just so amazing at jazzing things up. I love how you showed what the basics would look like, then the pieces you added. It really shows our customers where these patterns can take them.

  2. Love your cards! Now I need to get that stamp set!

  3. Beautiful job! I love how you showed the versatility of the pattern.

  4. Love what you have done, thank you for sharing your creative process to inspire us.

  5. These are gorgeous, they have a fantastic steampunk vibe.

  6. Love your creative process, Terry Ann! You did a great job on showing us the versatility of using one card pattern and making it look different for each card.


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