Thursday, June 11, 2015

OSW with 4" x 4" squares - feminine cards

These are the cards that I made with the other sheet of decorative paper. Check here for the cards I made with the first sheet.
I cut the 8" x 8' sheet into 4" squares then trimmed them at 2.5" which left 1.5" pieces.  I chose a coordinating red for my card fronts and dug through my red scraps and found some coordinating 7/8" maroon strips to use as an accent.
I trimmed 1.75" white strips on both sides using decorative scissors or border punches (SU) and went looking for greetings and images.  I found two rectangular images that already had greetings (Black Berry Jelly) and two round images (CLKER - tea and TORICO - hearts) which I combined with punched greetings.  I watercoloured my images and layered them onto red.  I glued my decorative paper to the card fronts leaving a gap in between. I layered the maroon strips onto the white ones and trimmed them to fit over the gap and glued them into place.  I added dots using a marker on the large scallop border and pierced the small scallop border using a push pin.  I added my layered images using 3D foam tape and positioned the punched greetings next to the scalloped circle images.  I varied the orientation of the cards and greeting/images to make the cards different.
So those two sheets of decorative paper made eight cards!!  A few more to add to may stash!


1 comment:

  1. Therese, That is a clever way to get the look of a full background with less paper! Sylvia D.


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