Monday, November 18, 2013

Card Share: Keep Calm and Gobble On (Bella Blvd.)


Paper Issues is sponsoring the newest sketch over at Creative Scrappers so a bunch of the Paper Issues design team members decided to play along.

I am one of those scrappers who usually stays pretty true to a sketch, sometimes daringly rotating it, but staying close to it nonetheless. This sketch had me cutting triangles and trying them in all sorts of combos but unfortunately nothing was clicking for me. Nothing, until I decided to think outside of the box...


When I came across this turkey (well, half a turkey because the other half must have fallen prey to another project when I used the 'B' side of the paper), I had an aha moment. The turkey's feathers fan out in a way similar to the way the triangles fan out from behind the square in the sketch. Once I realized this, I went to town and the card came together easily.

I even incorporated arrows and stitching, two more of the sketch elements.

Here's a detail shot:



I hope you'll consider giving this sketch a try (link up is on the Creative Scrappers web site). Paper Issues is offering up a $30 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store to one lucky participant. You can make that $30 go even further by using my code LISA20 to get 20% off your order (a code you can use any time). Good luck!


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21 comments:

  1. Love love love this!!! LOVING the colors in this collection and loving how the turkey seems to be peeking in at us!! :)

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  2. love how you turned this into a card! perfect

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  3. I love how you interpreted it ! Beautiful card.

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  4. that card is so colorful and so much fun. love the turkey and the placement made me smile!

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  5. That is such a fun and lively card. LOL at the title..so cute!

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  6. What a seriously adorable card, love your little half turkey!

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  7. so clever! love how you used half of that turkey :)

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  8. Very cute card! Love the turkey!!

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  9. I absolutely adore what you did with the sketch! I'm not good at thinking outside the box. You did a fantastic job! Love that adorable card & the turkey! Way to work those creative muscles! I'm so impressed!

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  10. very cute!!! Love the turkey like that:):) very interesting sketch too:)

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  11. I just love what you did with that sketch, Lisa! Adorable and genius!

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  12. Oh how I love that sketch and what a great saying, perfect for Thanksgiving

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  13. I love your cute card take on the sketch! :)

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  14. You did a great job on the card and sketch. Your out of the box thinking is awesome!

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  15. Oh, what a cute little turkey! I like how you added dots on some of his feathers.

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  16. Fabulous! I love the adorable turkey and the stitching!!!!

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  17. Love your interpretation of the sketch! It's a good reminder that we don't have to be so literal all the time. Glad you went with your gut - that's an adorable turkey card! :)

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  18. Love it Lisa!! Such a fun take on the sketch and great way to think outside the box!! And I love how you were able to use the cute Turkey on your card!

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  19. cute card Lisa !!

    thanks for participating ;-)

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  20. Love this card! Scrapping Everyday Miracles is having a Christmas theme challenge, and we'd love for you to enter! http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-theme-challenge.html

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