My second set of cards using my OSW template for using a 6" x 6"piece of decorative paper to make four cards. I used a piece of birdie decorative paper from the same collection as my last set so the colours were very similar.
Here is my first set.
I used digital images and greetings which I colour printed onto white cardstock and then trimmed to 2"x 3". The tree is from an unknown source, the little birdie parade is from Torico, the cupcake is from WhenTheScrapHitsTheFun and the flowers with BEST WISHES is from BlackBerry Jelly. I really enjoyed challenging myself to use the same template, cut the pieces differently and combine them with images instead. Really different looking cards but the same supplies used. It was also interesting this time to use paper that was directional - all the birds needed to be standing up. I started by cutting my 1.75" x 2.75" layers of coordinating cardstock in half diagonally and layering them - two pieces each - behind my watercoloured images.
#1 I cut the my 4.5"x 1.5" piece of decorative paper in half and used some of my .75 inch strips to layer the two pieces on two sides. I just butted the strips where they met and trimmed them off. Make sure to do opposite corners if you have directional paper. I stipple stamped (SU) my blue card front and mounted each of my decorative pieces to opposite corners. I mounted my image overlapping both of them using 3D foam tape.
#2 I cut my 3" x 4.5" piece in two lengthwise and layered a .75 strip of coordinating cardstock between them, offset them and taped them to each other using regular tape. I cut two little squares from the decorative paper and mounted them to two opposite corners behind the decorative paper and then glued this element to my blue stippled card front. I mounted my image overlapping both of them using 3D foam tape.
#3 I cut my 1.5" x 4.5" piece of decorative paper in half diagonally. I cut a strip of .75 coordinating cardstock strip to 4.25" and cut it diagonally. I mounted the cardstock triangles to the back of the decorative paper triangles leaving a margin on the corners. I glued these to opposite corners of my yellow stippled card front. I mounted my image overlapping both of them using 3D foam tape.
#4 I border punched (could have used decorative scissors instead) a strip of my coordinating cardstock with an eyelet punch (MS) and adhered it to the left hand edge of my yellow stippled card front. I glued my 6" x 1.5" piece of decorative paper next to in and trimmed off the excess. I mounted my image overlapping both its right hand edge using 3D foam tape.
I specifically chose to make different occasion cards this time to highlight the flexibility of the OSW design process. Again, this process is perfect for making four cards quickly with minimal supplies and makes a perfect set of cards for gift giving.
Supplies for making 4 cards:
6" x 6" decorative paper
2 - 8.5" x 11" coordinating cardstock
1 - 8.5" x 5.5" different coordinating cardstock
4 - 2" x 3" images on neutral cardstock
3D foam tape (optional)
- Follow this cutting diagram to get your decorative pieces ready.
- Cut both large cardstock in two to make 4 cards
- Images/greetings can be stamped or colour printed
- Cut smaller cardstock into four 1.75" x 2.75" pieces for layering and the rest will be trimmed into .75 strips for accents.