It’s a cold wet and dreary sort of winter day in Melbourne today, what better to do than head to the craft room. I showed my class group how to make a One Sheet Wonder yesterday and was so inspired that I made another today.
This is a really great way of creating a unique background paper for your handmade cards. If you have lots of stamp sets in your collection try combining them to create something really different.
I usually work on a piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla A4 cardstock. Choose your ink colour or colours and start stamping. I suggest you start with larger stamps first. You can also add greetings and sayings as you go along depending on the look you are going for.
Today I decided to use some Christmas stamps, a Very Vanilla A4 sheet of cardstock and just one ink colour.
The Ink Pad I used is Stampin’ UP!’s ‘Soft Suede,’ (to achieve the different levels of colour, stamp off once or twice on scrap paper before adding the stamp to your paper). I used a favourite retired Stamp Set called “Ornamental Pines ” and current stamp set called “Peace This Christmas” for the greetings.
I began with the largest of the stamps and randomly stamped around the paper. Not too many times, some stamps were slightly off the page. I then added the pine cone by stamping off twice. Although the ink is the same colour there is a difference in tone.
Next I added some of the greetings stamps with Versamark and heat embossed them in gold and Copper.
I added a few more stamps from the Ornamental Pines stamp set and the star stamp from Peace This Christmas stamp set to fill in where there was too much white space.
Below is the cutting diagram I used, which gave me enough pieces for 6 cards. I added one more piece by cutting a 3″ square from the bottom of the longest piece in the centre.
And Here are the cards I made with my One Sheet Wonder. I have used Copper Foil for the backing on some of my cards. This is a new Stampin’ UP! product that will be available on 1st September.
I hope you try this technique yourself. Enjoy.