Thursday, June 9, 2011

One Sheet Wonder

Since it's now summer -- maybe not officially but definitely by the heat and humity -- it's time to take it easy!  Wtih that thought in mind, I decided not to "reinvent the wheel" for this month's Stamp-a-Stack classes.  I decided to use the beautiful One Sheet Wonder cards that were created by the Design Team (Sally Nusbaum and Mary Derhake) for the Gateway Glitter 'n Ink Celebrate Summer Demonstrator Event which was held on May 14th.  It's been a long time since I've done a One Sheet Wonder (or OSW as I like to refer to it) but I'm not sure why because it's so easy and quick.  We used the Flower Fest stamp set from the new Summer Mini Catalog with bright, bold colors like Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi.  Those colors are sure to remind you of summer!  We just randomly stamped the outline images of the stamp set all over a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White cardstock.  To help the images "pop" off the paper we sponged the corresponding color in the center of the stamped image.  I don't think my pictures capture the bold, bright colors but I hope you all get the idea.  Check out these quick and easy cards we made out of one sheet of  stamped cardstock (with leftovers):

Used the Island Floral die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Extra-Large Flower Punch and White Grosgrain Ribbon.

Used the Triple Layer Blossom and Boho Blossom Punches, Tasteful Trim die and Basic Pearls.

Used the Butterfly and 1/4" Circle Punches.

Used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  This one I created myself (that doesn't happen that often, LOL!!!)

Used the Triple Layer Blossom Punch and then ran the top layer through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Enjoy the summer weather!!