Friday, December 26, 2014

One-sheet wonder

Merry Christmas!  I hope you all had an awesome day celebrating with family.  This month's VLV challenge is 4 sketches with the additional challenge of using only ONE sheet of double-sided 6x6 paper.  Julee included the cutting dimensions, so you don't even have to figure it out!  Here are my 4 cards all together.  I obviously used the same paper, but I used different embossing folders on three of them.   Two use the same folder.  With different embellishments, they all coordinate, but are each unique.
 This is the card that I started off with.  I made it for a friend who's birthday was the 23rd.  I used a botanical embossing folder and gray pearls to embellish.
 Card #2 went masculine as I needed a birthday card for my cousin, too.  The only embellishment is a little silver button.  Gotta keep it simple for the guys, right?
 The 3rd card is an anniversary card for my parents.  I used the same embossing folder as on the first card, added some white pearls instead of gray and used a sheer yellow ribbon and bow to finish it off.
I didn't have a need immediately for a 4th card, but I thought a "thanks you" card would finish off the 4 card "set".  I also added white pearls to this one.

Challenges:
Crafting Musketeers #20--use bling
Cards Galore--anything goes
Craft-Dee Bow Z--anything goes with a handmade bow (card #3)
Viva La Verve December--One-sheet Wonder sketch challenge

Love to Scrap Challenge #44--When Nature Calls (I used a butterfly on card #1 and stamped flowers on card #4)
Word Art Wednesday #163--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Divas By Design--anything goes
Sugar Pea Designs--anything goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #281--anything goes but stretch yourself (I've never made four cards using only one sheet of 6x6 paper and have never created a matching card set like this)

Supplies:
Card #1:
Stamps: Verve "Be Blessed" sentiment
Dies/punches/embossing folders: MFT small doilies; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; Sizzix "Botanical" embossing folder
Card #2:
Stamps: Verve "Better Together" sentiment
Dies/embossing folders: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Darice woodgrain embossing folder
Card #3:
Stamps: Verve "Text Objects"
Dies/embossing folders: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Sizzix "Botanical" embossing folder
Card #4:
Stamps: Verve "Be Blessed" sentiment and flowers
Dies/embossing folders: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Darice paisley embossing folder

16 comments:

Linda Allen said...

Great job with the one sheet wonder. Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap.
Linda (DT)

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Heather! This is so pretty, and I really want you to know how much I appreciate you taking the time to share your talents with us. Thanks so much, and please stop by again soon.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The stamping on the circle and the embossed background give a sweet depth. Great use of the sketch and challenge rules. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge, at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings to you and yours, Carole

Kerri said...

awesome great job!!!

Donna Maligno said...

These are all very cleverly done and beautiful! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December challenge!

Debbie said...

These are all gorgoues! I love the DPs you used and the embossing gives the perfect BG!!
Thanks for joining us at TMS!!

Sandie Gough said...

such a great idea and I love all the designs you have come up with xx beautiful xx Thank you for joining us over at http://craftingmusketeers.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (Crafting Muskateers DT)
http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely cards, the DP you used is so pretty . Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Hazel said...

I love this idea, Heather - these are just wonderful. xx

Anthony Paterson said...

love this card thank you for joining us at crafting musketeers from DT member Anthony paterson

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Eeek! These are all just fabulous! Love!

Barbara Bruder said...

Love your vards. Very pretty.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Maye M.L said...

Fantastic Idea! Will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Beth F said...


Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Merry Christmas and Anything Goes Challenge!

Margreet said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us in the very last challenge of Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Jo Ann said...

This is super cool...Love the variations! Thanks a lot for joining our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. There's still time to enter more projects in this week's Challenge so, I hope you come back and join us again. Want to share God's Word with you found in Psalm 27:14 which says, "Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." A Blessed and Happy New Year to you!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com