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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

One Sheet Wonder Card #1


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. 
CARD FRONT:
  • 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.  
INSIDE:


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.

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