Monday, May 18, 2020

Falling in Love OSW Yields 9 Cards

Not all paper is created equal. At times, I find a design so beautiful that I cannot even contemplate wasting a tiny corner. That is when my brain shifts to my ONE SHEET WONDER (OSW) thinking cap. Take a peek at the 9 cards and decide if you want to continue reading:



I used one stamp set with about 5 sheets of 8-1/2 x 11 Very Vanilla card stock and one sheet of Basic Black. Throw in 9 pearls, 3 markers, black ink and the matching die cuts and you can make these beautiful cards.

Here is the template:



This is my process:

1. I look at my paper and decide which side will face up. This is very important, especially if I have a design that has a right-side up.

2. Then I need to decide if I want to make vertical cards or horizontal cards. Some designs won't make a difference. Still, a step to consider before cutting.

3. I usually choose vertical cards, so that means that I will hold my paper upright and cut it at 4" and then again at 4". So, now I have 3 panels of 4 x 12. 
   *If I choose horizontal cards, I will cut at 5-1/4" and 5-1/4". This gives me 2 panels with 1-1/2" left over. (Just turn the template on its side.)

4. I then turn my paper on its side and cut at 5-1/4" and 5-1/4". I will have 1 1/2" left.

5. I now have 6 panels measuring 5-1/4 x 4.

6. The three 1-1/2 x 4 strips are cut in half to measure 3/4 x 4. Each pair will be used on a different card. 

7. Lastly, I have to decide if I want to keep all 6 panels intact, or if I want to cut or die cut any of them. If I do, I can then make 2 cards from the one panel. I always use the negative space to make another card. 

I do hope this makes sense. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Here is a close up of each card with a listing of supplies used:


Falling in Love OSW #1 & 2

Stamps:
   Hold on to Hope
Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2
   Falling in Love DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic Black 2-3/4 x 2
Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
Accessories:
   Crosses of Hope Framelits Dies
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Stamparatus
   Adhesive

Falling in Love OSW #3 & 4

Stamps:
   Hold on to Hope 
Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2
   Falling in Love DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic Black 2-3/4 x 2
Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
Accessories:
   Crosses of Hope Framelits Dies
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Stamparatus
   Adhesive

Falling in Love OSW #5 & 6

Stamps:
   Hold on to Hope
Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2
   Falling in Love DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic Black 2-3/4 x 2
Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
Accessories:
   Crosses of Hope Framelits Dies
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Stamparatus
   Adhesive

Falling in Love OSW #7, 8, & 9

Stamps:
   Hold on to Hope
Paper:
   Very Vanilla A-2, 3" Sq.
   Falling in Love DSP 3/4 x 4 (2)
   Basic Black 2 x 3
Ink:
   Archival Basic Black
Markers:
   Garden Green
   Real Red
   Blushing Bride
Accessories:
   Crosses of Hope Framelits Dies
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Stamparatus
   Dimensionals
   Fine Tip Glue Pen
   Adhesive

The cards come together quickly and easily. The most important thing is to let the designer paper do the work. Do not cover it up. Let it speak.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this. There are many OSW layouts. Get creative and design a few. Don't forget to share.

With double-sided designer paper sometimes you just need to flip it over! 

HAPPY STAMPING!


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