This is the seventh (and last) 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 #7 are the ones that were used for this card.
- Background: I attached a black piece of paper a bit smaller than the card front and used it as a mat for the three pieces that were the same size - but I turned the middle one over to show the back side of the paper.
- Focal: I used a white heart-shaped doily as the mat for the printed artwork heart & tag from the freebie sheet. Using a challenge as inspiration (that we use found thread/string-type things from around the house), I used threads pulled loose from a tassel on a pillow in my living room tie at the top of each of the tags. To make the lower tag (part of the heart artwork) stand out better, I used a black Sharpie to emphasize the edges of it. I finished this with an acetate butterfly left over from an older HOTP card kit called "Paper Flair Clearly Collage" (Folded the wings up and attached only the body to the upper left corner of the focal.
- Border: The border was simply the narrower of the patterned paper strips - matted on black paper.
- Focal: I stamped on the card using a stamp from the "Artful Affirmations" stamp set (HOTP). I wanted the colors to blend with the paper, so used my watercolor pencils to apply the color and then clear Wink of Stella to blend them. The butterfly is another left over from that Clearly Collage kit and I just used a fine-tipped marker to draw in the butterfly "path".