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Thursday, July 21, 2011

CardScapes

You've heard of landscapes but have you heard of cardscapes?   Well, I didn't either until I just made up the word, lol!!!!  I'm know to do that from time to time.  Most crafters call it paper piecing but when I stand back and look at a card with die cuts, it looks like a pretty scene to me aka cardscape.

It is very easy to do.  Once you have your main focal point, you then design around it.  Here I did a paperdoll, add an umbrella, cloud and a couple of rain drops and I got my "rainy day" scene.

In this one, I wanted a princess.  Add a castle, a little path... and I got my "fairy tale" scene.
This is my favorite.  I showed it in the Xmas blog hop.  I added a tree, deer, star and snow background and got my "winter scene".

Its all in the background!  Hope you like them :)  If you've done a "cardscape" before, we would love to see it.  All you have to do is leave a comment with the link to your blog and we'll come visit :)

8 comments:

Jessica said...

Sandy, I love the cardscapes and laughed when I saw you made up a word....that is fun to do....
:O)
Jessica

Jessica said...

Here's a link to a Birthday scene cardscape I did for Operation We R Grateful....
http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/2011/06/operation-we-r-grateful-5-of-7.html

NickelNook said...

Here's a link to my paper piecing project: http://thenickelnook.blogspot.com/2011/04/52-week-scrapbook-challenge-make.html
It was lots of fun to do and I'll be doing more of these! Thanks Sandy!...Nancy :o)

Luisa said...

I love the word "cardscape" Sandy! Have not made one, but will soon! Thanks for the awesome tip!

A Sarasota said...

wonderful paper piecing "cardscape" concept!
love the tree with the snowy branches...

Lolis said...

I just posted one I made a while back. here is the link
http://lolis-mycorner.blogspot.com/2011/07/cardscapecows-it-going.html

JustYolie said...

Beautiful cards Sandy. :)

Cheryl Gaffney said...

How cute... I've always called them Scene Cards. I'll leave a link to my favorites I've made:

http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2011/06/mountain-scene-card.html

http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2011/08/sailboat-card.html

http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2011/05/kindergarden-end-of-year-gift.html

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com