This is the first in a series of cards got their start from one sheet of double-sided patterned paper using a technique called "one sheet wonder". In general for this set of cards, in addition to that one sheet of paper, I used:
- Card stock cut & folded to make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.
- Printouts of an art & tag freebie download that was designed to go with the paper (and occasionally black or white card stock to stabilize them so I could pop them up with foam tape).
- Black paper - mostly for matting.
- Black Sharpie - for faux matting
- Misc embellishments from my stash.
- Background: This card started with a triangle of patterned paper. I matted that on black paper and placed it in the upper left corner of my card front - wrapping gold thread for my tags around it before adhering it to the card front.
- Butterfly: The butterfly was really two butterflies stacked on top of each other. The one on the bottom is a purple color and was on the sheet of printed artwork. I fussy cut it, and folded the wings up along the body. I applied double-sided adhesive to the body of the butterfly and added a couple bits of gold thread for "antennae" before attaching it to the card itself. Then I added a dimensional blue butterfly sticker on top of that (purchased at a dollar store).
- Tags: The tags came from the sheet of printed artwork. I wanted the edges to stand out more, so drew around the edge with a black Sharpie. I punched holes and threaded several strands of gold metallic embroidery floss through the holes - tying each in a bow before attaching the tag to the card. The message on the tag is from the HOTP stamp set called "Just a Little Greeting". The three words are actually all on the same line, but I masked them so that I could get one per line above each other as you see in the picture.
As you can see, the inside is pretty simple - just a piece of patterned paper that is faux matted by drawing around the edges with a black Sharpie.