This is the forth in my "one sheet wonder" set. In general for this set of cards, in addition to that one sheet of paper (from HOTP "Artful Watercolor"), 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.
If you look at the template on this page, you'll see that the pieces labeled #4 are the ones that were used for this card. I used the largest of the HOTP Design Toolkit #1 templates to draw the shape before cutting along the line with my scissors (could also try using a border die!).
- Background: I matted both pieces on black paper, then glued the larger one to the top of the card front and the smaller one to the bottom inside of the card - leaving a narrow edge all the way around. I then cut away the front of the card below the matted patterned paper, leaving the same size narrow edge.
- Focal/Greeting: The word "LOVE" was a piece of the printed freebie artwork. I cut it out with a narrow white border, then matted it on black card stock leaving a 1/4" edge all the way around. The word "You" was stamped on black paper and heat embossed with white powder. The stamp used was actually a "Thank You" stamp that I masked to get just the "you". It was from a JustRite set called "Grand Sentiments". I matted this on white paper cutting around it to create a narrow white edge - reminiscent of the letters in the word "love". I attached them to the card front as shown - the word "love" was attached with foam tape for added dimension.
The inside is pretty simple - the patterned shape matted on black paper.