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!


OSW with 4" x 4" squares - masculine cards

 I received two sheets of 8" x 8" decorative paper in one of my swaps this past week and so I decided to see how many cards I could make with them.  I started with this plaid sheet.  I cut it into four 4" squares then started designing my cards.  I found these round stamped images in my stash and they colour coordinated very well so I cut red layers for them using my circle dies (Spellbinders).  The train, loon and lighthouse are from Class Act .
The coffee cup is from Sugar Loaf.   I found some kraft cardstock that worked and made four card fronts.  I distressed the edges of the images then sponged all the way around them and the squares of decorative paper with black ink.  I used my stipple stamp (SU) on the card fronts to add a bit of texture.  I colour washed the fussy cut laser printed banner greetings (CLKER) to coordinate.   I added black seam binding to each card in a different way and tied a short piece to the length on three of them. I added faux stitching to one of the cards using a fine tip Sharpie marker.  By changing the image, the greeting, the orientation and the sketch for each card I managed to make four different ones with the same supplies.  These are all somewhat masculine cards which will go into my stash.