Saturday, September 26, 2015

Using one One Sheet Wonder sketch for a set of cards

I needed several thank you cards so I decided to use one of the sketches from my OSW #4 set and used scraps I had on hand to complete them.  This process worked very well and is another aspect of the OSW technique that makes them very versatile!!
I printed several images (2.25" x 3.5") along with a variety of greetings with different fonts on white cardstock which will allow me to create several cards.  I dug through my decorative paper stash and cut several 2" x 5.5" pieces from my scraps and then went looking for coordinating cardstock for my card fronts and layering.
For my first card, I choose a floral decorative paper, a green card front and a rosy peach cardstock for layering.  After watercolouring this flower image (Arthurs Clipart) I cut a layer from rosy peach cardstock, punched a scallop oval from the center and adhered my image to the layer.  I added a bit of colour to my greeting and glued it to the scallop oval.  I glued my decorative paper to the left hand side of my green card front, added a punched border of white cardstock to the right hand side of it, adhered my layered image over the border and then used 3D foam tape to adhere my greeting over the bottom of my image.

 For my second card I choose a bright cherry decorative paper, trimmed it to 2" x 5.5", added a punched decorative border (SU) to the right hand side and glued this whole element to the left hand side of my dark green card front.  I cut a layer for my image from a scrap of red cardstock and punched the scalloped oval from the center of it.  I watercoloured both the image (Birdie Brown) and the greeting, layered them onto the red cardstock pieces and added them to my card front using 3D foam tape behind my greeting.
For my third card, I used a piece of decorative paper (2 x 5.5) I created using watercolour and plastic wrap.  I added a scallop border (SU) on the right hand side after I had added a small hole in each scallop using a small hole punch and then glued this whole element to my green card front.  I cut a blue cardstock layer for my cute turtle image (Rusty Pickle) and punched a scalloped oval (SU) from its center before adhering my watercoloured image.  I layered my greeting in the same manner and then added them both to my card using 3D foam tape.
My fourth card features a piece of vibrant decorative paper (gift wrap) which in one of my favorites!  I added a scalloped border of white cardstock which I cut using decorative scissors and to which I had added dots using a dark blue gel pen in each scallop.  I added my decorative paper and border to my navy card front, cut an orange layer for my watercoloured image (Arthurs Clipart) from which I punched a scalloped oval before adhering my image.  I watercoloured my greeting and glued it to the scalloped oval.  I glued my image to my navy card front and added my greeting using 3D foam tape.

I enjoyed this process!  I was happy to be able to use some of my scraps will still being time efficient by using one OSW sketch.  Of course, you could do the same with one sheet of 6 x 6 decorative paper and made three cards using the same sketch!!  I am loving the flexibility of this technique!!