Thursday, January 19, 2012

One Sheet Wonder

Last week a friends father passed away. So I wanted to make some Thank you cards for the family. Plus tie the cards into this months StampIn Up So Shelli - Creative Challenge. The theme is "Keeping it Simple". To me nothing keeps it simple then the one sheet wonder technique - you stamp up one sheet of whisper white card stock... basically creating your own designer series paper.

I first chose my colors, I knew I wanted bright fun colors, naturally my thoughts went to the 2011-13 In Color Line. Next I wanted to use a fun flower stamp set. Then I remembered a fun card I swapped for at my SIU convention last year from Missy Shipman, she had used the colors I chose and the Flower Fancy Stamp Set. Below is my one sheet creation.

First I stamped all over two sheets of
Whisper White CS (Item #100730 $8.50)
Fancy Flower Stamp Set Item (#111578 $36.95)
Ink pads:
Island Indigo (Item #122937 $5.95)
Calyspo Coral (Item # 122939 $5.95)
Lucky Limeade (Item #122935 $5.95)
Here are my final cards I created with just two sheets of 8 1/2 X 11 Whisper White CS that I stampped all over. I created 15 different cards. Plus I only spent about 2.5 hours creating all these cards and 3 loads of laundry.

Other SIU products I used:
Scalloped Oval Punch (Item # 119856 $16.95)
Large Oval Punch (Item #119855 $15.95)
1 1/4" Circle Punch (Item #119861 $15.95)
1 3/8" Circle Punch (Item #119860 $15.95)
Scalloped Circle Punch (Item #119854 $16.95)
3/8" Ruffled Ribbon Lucky Limeade (Item #122977 $9.95)
Lucky Limeade CS (Item #122926 $6.95)
Island Indago CS (Item #122923 $6.95)
Calypso Coral CS(Item #122925 $6.95)
Perfect Polka Dot Textured Embossing Folder -Big Shot (Item #117335 $7.95)
Petite Pairs Stamp Set (Item #122497 $20.95- clear)

In Memory of Dee "Smiley" Hodges
10/24/35 - 01/14/12