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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Nearly OSW Toyshop WIndow #6


For all the cards in this set that I'm calling "Toyshop Window", I used something from at least 1 of the 3 pages of the 3-page Toyshop Window coordinating set from the Hunkydory Christmas Classics Luxury Card Collection.  I often added stuff from my stash - including tags from the Hunkydory Essential Book of Christmas Sentiments 2016.

The picture of this one doesn't show real well because the bird & greeting are red holographic stickers (I think they were Dazzles, but don't find them listed on Paper Wishes website & don't have the packaging anymore).  

CARD FRONT:
  • Background - a strip of patterned card stock from the kit was glued to the lower part of the card front.
  • Focal - The cardinal is a sticker (as mentioned above).  Actually it is several stickers as each gold line outlines a piece of it! I colored the eye with black Enamel Accents and the beak with Sundance Smooch ink (actually added a touch of enamel accents with a pen to shade the beak a bit near the face.
  • Sentiment - the Sentiment is the word "Joy" from the same sticker sheet
  • Embellishment - in the bottom left corner, I've added a bit of holly.  The outline was from the same sticker sheet as the rest.  I backed it with green glimmer paper & added red Jewel Dazzles (HOTP) for berries.

INSIDE:
  • Border - narrow strip of the same card stock as used on the front - with another holly embellishment (made the same way as on the card front).

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Nearly OSW Toyshop Window #5


For all the cards in this set that I'm calling "Toyshop Window", I used something from at least 1 of the 3 pages of the 3-page Toyshop Window coordinating set from the Hunkydory Christmas Classics Luxury Card Collection.  I often added stuff from my stash - including tags from the Hunkydory Essential Book of Christmas Sentiments 2016.

CARD FRONT:
  • Background - The top part of the background is card stock from the kit; the red at the bottom is glitter fun foam from the dollar store.  Between them I have a piece cut from scraps from the die cut sheet and a dark green grosgrain ribbon from my stash.
  • Focal & Frame - The die cut focal is from the kit and glued directly to the card front.  The frame is cut from the leftovers of the die cut sheet - and added with foam tape.
  • Sentiment - from the Essential book 

INSIDE:
  • Border - a strip of the patterned paper is matted on a scrap from the die cut sheet & then a piece of the glitter fun foam
  • Sentiment - from the Essential book - with a scrap of ribbon from my stash.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Nearly OSW Toyshop Window #4


For all the cards in this set that I'm calling "Toyshop Window", I used something from at least 1 of the 3 pages of the 3-page Toyshop Window coordinating set from the Hunkydory Christmas Classics Luxury Card Collection.  I often added stuff from my stash - including tags from the Hunkydory Essential Book of Christmas Sentiments 2016.  This card actually has quite a bit of sparkle on it - which doesn't show well in the pictures.

CARD FRONT:
  • Background - This one is a little hard to see.  The background is created using two strips of card stock from the kit.  Then I added Wink of Stella to the card itself in between the strips & on the patterned card stock.  It wasn't trying well on the glossy card stock, so I added some Kaleidoscope embossing powder & heat embossed it.
  • Focal - The dog is a die cut from the kit
  • Sentiment - from the Essential book - matted on two layers of paper - with foam tape between them.  

INSIDE:
  • Frame - cut from the leftover die cut sheet.  I then put Wink of Stella all around the outside of the frame for a sparkly background (leaving the space inside the frame for my message when I add it.
  • Sentiment - from Essential book.  Mat was cut from the blue with a die (Paper Artist "6 Layered Labels & 2 Swirls" - HOTP) cut & matted on gold paper using a narrow margin.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Nearly OSW Toyshop Window #3


For all the cards in this set that I'm calling "Toyshop Window", I used something from at least 1 of the 3 pages of the 3-page Toyshop Window coordinating set from the Hunkydory Christmas Classics Luxury Card Collection.  I often added stuff from my stash - including tags from the Hunkydory Essential Book of Christmas Sentiments 2016.

CARD FRONT:
  • Background - The background is a piece of Hunkydory card stock cut a bit smaller than the card front so the white of the card frames it.
  • Focal - Focal is one of the die cuts from the kit
  • Greeting - is from the Hunkydory Essential book - added with foam tape. 

INSIDE:
  • Border - The border is cut from a strip of the same card stock used for the background.  The sentiment is a die cut from the kit.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Nearly OSW Toyshop Window #2


For all the cards in this set that I'm calling "Toyshop Window", I used something from at least 1 of the 3 pages of the 3-page Toyshop Window coordinating set from the Hunkydory Christmas Classics Luxury Card Collection.  I often added stuff from my stash - including tags from the Hunkydory Essential Book of Christmas Sentiments 2016.

CARD FRONT:
  • Background - This background is scraps from the die cut sheet, cut & put together the way you see in the picture. 
  • Focal - The words "Merry Christmas" are from a Paper Artist cutting die set by the same name. (HOTP)
  • Embellishments - die cut holly & vines from Spellbinder's Holly Accents & Holly Motifs die sets. With the die cut still in the die, I added chalk - then added Jewel Dazzles (HOTP) for the holly berries. 

INSIDE:
  •  Border - a strip from the die cut sheet, another die cut from Spellbinder's Holly Accents, and a greeting from the Hunkydory Essential Book of Christmas Sentiments 2016.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Nearly OSW Toyshop Window #1


For all the cards in this set that I'm calling "Toyshop Window", I used something from at least 1 of the 3 pages of the 3-page Toyshop Window coordinating set from the Hunkydory Christmas Classics Luxury Card Collection.  I often added stuff from my stash - including tags from the Hunkydory Essential Book of Christmas Sentiments 2016.

CARD FRONT:
  • Background - glued piece of striped paper (from set) in upper area of card leaving a narrow white edge around the top and sides.  Added a piece of green grosgrain ribbon at the border between it and the rest of the card front.
  • Focal - The green tree was cut with a Paper Artist cutting die called "Fancy Christmas Tree" (HOTP).  It sits on a border strip of card stock cut from the top of the die cut sheet.  The sentiment tag is one from the die cut sheet.  All of this is glued to a piece of red metallic tag board that is attached to the card front with foam tape for dimension.

INSIDE:
  • Background - As you can see, I took a small strip of the striped card stock & added a touch of the green ribbon at the bottom, gluing the whole thing in place on the left side of the page.  I added a piece of the red metallic tag board at the bottom.
  • Sentiment - From the "Essential Book of Christmas Sentiments 2016"

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Nearly OSW Toyshop Window


While this wasn't really a One Sheet Wonder set of cards, it was inspired by that technique.  I like buying the Hunkydory "Luxury Card" kits.  They have lots of wonderful die cuts and patterned card stock to play with and make it easy to get quite a few cards created in a small amount of time. Each Luxury card kit appears to actually be made up of 10 smaller 3-page sets: a die cut sheet, and two coordinating patterned card stock sheets (one with foiling).  

I took one of those 3-sheet sets (called Toyshop Window) from the Christmas Classics Luxury Card Collection and tried to see how many cards I could make from that one set (adding stuff from my stash), and how much of the set I could use up - using the techniques I had started using when doing the one sheet wonder cards.  I've always felt it was a waste to toss out the leftover sheet when the die cuts were removed from it - so I DIDN'T! :)

The 8 cards you see in the picture above are the result - and the picture below shows how much of those 3 original pages (including the die cut sheet) was left.


I don't know if I'll get around to using the rest of this later - but I sure feel a sense of satisfaction that I found a way to make use of so much of it!