Hey everyone, Kinsey here with a card to layout conversion. I don’t recall ever doing a layout based on a card prior to doing this blog post assignment and now I’m kicking myself for it! Cards are an awesome source for inspiration and I found it really easy and fun to convert card sketches so that they work as layout sketches. This is something that I will definitely continue doing. For this project, I chose “Happy For You” from Dawn’s DT gallery as my inspiration and starting off point.
When converting cards to layouts, really it’s just a matter of scale + photos. For my take on this, I just enlarged the card sketch and added a photo (multiple photos would work as well). I did several layout sketches based on cards from the gallery and in almost all of those, I added the photo to the sketch wherever the largest embellishment, accent, or text block was placed on the card. So if you look at the comparison above, you’ll notice that I added the photo behind the “Happy” sentiment from Dawn’s card. Another photo option for this sketch would be to use a large photo as the background of the layout with a smaller photo near the title.
Here’s a bigger photo of my layout:
Supplies: patterned paper- Studio Calico Classic Calico V.3 Charted, Wonderland Toboggan, Yearbook Trapper Keeper, Central High Kit horizontal thick stripes; letter stickers- Sotheby’s ledger thickers; veneer- Studio Calico borders, circles, elongated hexagons; mistables- Studio Calico stars; mist- Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Letter Jacket & Honor Society; journaling card- Studio Calico Yearbook cards; paper clip- Studio Calico Yearbook; hexagon sticker- Studio Calico Yearbook Hexagon sticker sheet; other- Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink, tiny attacher, turquoise washi tape, Distress Marker- Pumice Stone, WRMK paper piercer.
Once I had the layout sketched and ready to go, I began building my layout by misting the background toward the bottom right corner. Once that dried, I went to work on the paper strips, journaling strip, and wood veneer border. To get the color behind the wood veneer border, I used a ½ inch circle punch with the thick striped Handbook page. I inked the wood veneer with a brown ink so that it looks like stained wood. Next, I added the library journaling card with some washi tape, the photo, title work, and the veneer circle.
With the page mostly complete, I added some smaller details by stitching stars over the mistable stars, tracing the paper clip and cutting out some paper to fill in the ‘2’, and also adding a date stamp to the elongated hexagon sticker at the bottom.
I love trying new approaches to scrapbooking, this was definitely something new for me and it’s given me a new source of inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by today and hanging out with me for a bit!