Monday, June 15, 2015

One Sheet Wonder - 6x6 makes 4 cards for Father's Day

I needed four Father's Day cards so I decided to create them One Sheet Wonder style!!  I found this tree decorative paper which came out of the same pad as these cards and these cards which I thought would work quite well.  I cut the sheet in half and trimmed one 6" x 6" sheet from the one half and used it to make my four cards.  I trimmed the 6" x 6" into four pieces of 2" x 4" - the cutting template is below.   In the end I decided to trim my 2" x 4" pieces in two (1' x 4") and backed
 them with tiny strips of two different greens - one on each long edge. I cut two different sheets of blue cardstock to create my four card fronts and stamped them all with a leafy background (ANM) in light green.  I downloaded four leaves from CLKER, cleaned them up in Photo Elements and printed them onto white cardstock.  After trimming them to 2" x 3.5" I watercoloured them to coordinate with my decorative paper.  I found four laser printed Father's Day greetings in my stash, punched them with out my oval punch (SU) and then layered them onto coordinating scallop oval punchies (SU). To assemble my cards I started by gluing down my layered decorative paper rectangles onto my stamped card fronts.  Because the paper is directional I had one set that went vertical instead of horizontal which changed up the sketch a bit and added variety to my cards. Next, I added my watercoloured images using 3D foam tape and then added the layered greetings using double sided tape.  Very happy with the variety of sketches I came up for the four cards I made.  After they were all assembled I thought they still needed "a bit of something" so I added a bit of stippling on the images.  That was better!!  So my cards are finished!  Some will be mailed off tomorrow and I will deliver the others in person on the weekend.



OSW #4 - 6x6 June 2015

Supplies for making four cards
1 - 6" x 6" of decorative paper
2 - 8.5" x 11" cut in two - four card fronts
      in coordinating colours
2 - 2" x 4" scraps of coordinating cardstock
      in two different colours
4 - 2" x 3.5" images on neutral cardstock
     stamped or printed
4 - oval punched laser printed greetings
     neutral cardstock
4 - scalloped oval punchies
     coordinating cardstock
3D foam tape (optional)

Cut decorative paper according to the diagram.
Cut large sheets of cardstock in half and fold to make card four fronts.  Prepare images as you wish.  Layer greetings.  Assemble cards as described or as you wish.


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