It’s been a while since I’ve posted a card layout. But today I’ll be sharing not one but two layouts. Actually, it’s the same basic layout. But it’s one I created back in 2010 that I updated for 2020. Not only that, you’ll get to see both of the card that were made from the layouts.
It’s All About the Gardens
For my Technique Tuesday and Saturday Showcase blog posts, I’m going to have a theme each month. But for Throwback Thursdays, I’m just randomly going to check out old blog posts and bring something from 8 to 12 years ago up to today. As I can’t remember all that I did back then, I’m sure there are going to be something other than fun layouts with which to play.
But today it’s a layout. First let’s look at my card from August 23, 2010. That’s almost exactly 10 years ago.
This card was all about gardens. To begin, I took the picture in front of our late garden in Leilani Estates, Hawai’i. I loved doing that back then. But there is garden in the Stampin’ Up! products, too. The stamp set is the long-retired Cottage Garden Stamp Set and the paper behind the flowers was called Sunny Garden.
A 2020 Take On the Layout
Yes, there’s a flower in this year’s card. But the word, “garden,” doesn’t appear anywhere in the products that I used for it. Instead, the featured word is “Floral” as in Four Seasons Floral Stamp Set. If you’ve not seen this set, it may be because you haven’t checked out the new Beginning Stamper’s brochure, Make Beautiful Things Brochure.
The reason that I used the plain paper from the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper set was that this is a customer thank you card. She’d just bought some of this paper, so I thought I’d use it in the card I sent her. There re lots of different color schemes in this paper set, and I chose the one that featured Bumblebee and Pumpkin Pie. For the sentiment, I chose my favorite sentiment set, the Lovely You Stamp Set. Then I punched both ends of the sentiment and the Pumpkin Pie mat for the sentiment using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. They come in a bundle, if you’d like both of them, and that gets you a 10% discount. Well worth it for these useful products!
And The Layouts!
Here are the two layouts, the first for the 2010 card and the second for the 2020 card. I adjusted the 2020 card so that I could show off more of the background paper than I did in the 2010 card. I wish now that I could see more of that beautiful paper behind the flowers!
The Bottom Line
Even though the measurements in these two layouts are different, they’re the same basic layout. The bottom line here is pick a stamp image that you’d like to feature in this layout. Then measure it in both directions, and adjust your vertical elements accordingly. That’s all there is to it. And, of course, the sentiment layer is going to be determined by the sentiment you choose, too.
Have fun with this layout. And, of course, you can buy all my 2010 Card Layout eBooks on Amazon if you’d like. They may be using old products, but the layouts are timeless!