I have been playing with designer paper and wanted to make some quick cards using the One Sheet Wonder concept. Here are a few of the cards that I made using some sheets in the Pick a Pattern Series. Here is the sketch and measurements.
Here are the cards.
Other card stock used: Calypso Coral, Emerald Envy, and Crushed Curry.
The Carols for Christmas bundle is a sneak peek set that will be in the Holiday catalog. If you are one of my customers, you should be receiving your catalog soon. I love the set, especially some of the dies. I used the dies and the new embossing paste on several of the cards and use the dies to make a stencil.
About the stencil, I tried several different methods and some worked better than others. The window sheets were too thick, regular cards stock and vellum fell apart. I used the thin plastic film that is on top of the photopolymer stamps set and it was too flimsy. I tried making one stencil to cover my paper completely and it was too hard to manipulate with the various materials. I finally used the glossy paper and just cut one stencil for each of the trees. I moved those stencils around the paper and iced it with the embossing paste. It was the easiest method and produced the best result. Below is the die set.
Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies 144674 Price $30.00
It takes me awhile to decide exactly what I want to do at a workshop, so I usually end up with cards I make that don't make it to the workshop. These were the the cards I made that did not make to the workshop in August.
So many times, I just don't have time to make cards with the lovely paper and products that are only available for a short time. This is one of them. I loved this coloring paper and used the flower paper in the pack. I wanted to do something with this jungle print, but just could not get it right. I tried sponging, water coloring, colored pencils, but nothing was quite right. I finally settled on a combination of sponging and using markers directly on the paper. I also cut out parts of the print and layered them on the the paper to give it some lift. It is hard to see in the picture. Enjoy.