Sunday, August 2, 2009

CHF Summer Stamp Star - Challenge 5 - One Sheet Wonder

Brace yourself, this will be a long one...This is the last week of Cornish Heritage Farms' Summer Stamp Star Contest. The challenge for this week was One Sheet Wonder. For those of you who are not stampers or card makers, One Sheet Wonder means that you create your own sheet of patterned paper (either 8 1/2 x 11" or 12 x 12") using rubber stamps, and then you make something using up as much of that sheet of paper as possible.

So, here is where I started...my one sheet (not exactly a) wonder...

I used CHF's Nature's Silhouettes set and various shades of Versamagic chalk inks (Pumpkin Spice, Tea leaves and Wheat), Adirondack Caramel Dye Ink and Brilliance Cosmic Copper ink to make my One Sheet Wonder on SU Whisper White card stock.

I used the All Boxed Up template, one of the Timeless Templates available from Papertrey Ink, to create a card folder to hold four cards and envelopes. I made the folder out of Kraft card stock and layered a section of my hand made patterned paper on top. I added the 'just a note' sentiment and stamped one of the butterflies from the Vintage Butterflies set on Whisper White using Memento Rich Cocoa dye ink. I colored the butterfly with Copic markers and cut it out. I covered it with Ranger Glossy Accents to give it some shine and stability. When it was dry, I adhered it to the front of the folder.

Here is a photo showing the whole kit and kaboodle - the open folder and all four cards. There are two get well cards, one sympathy card and one generic card. For the inside of the folder, I made each of the pockets out of Kraft card stock and then stamped them with the Nature's Silhouettes images, and one of the butterflies.


This card was made using the Mojo Monday week 97 sketch. I used a small strip of my patterned paper on the bottom, the large butterfly from Vintage Butterflies, stamped with Cosmic Copper ink and clear embossed. Each of the Certainly Celery layers was paper pierced around the edge. The buttons were sewn on using twine and the flourish in the corner was made using a Spellbinder's Floral Accents die. While the paper was still in the die, I rubbed some copper metallic rub on paste on the embossed parts.



This card was made using Card Positioning Systems' CPS125 sketch. Once again I used a small strip of my patterned paper and matted with two layers of card stock that were cut on the right side using a Martha Stewart border punch. I wanted to use the border punch on the bottom Certainly Celery layer, too, but then I wouldn't have had a place to anchor my brad for my sentiment, so I left it alone.
The left top and bottom corners of the two mat layers were cut using a corner rounder punch. I used another butterfly from Vintage Butterflies for this card, as well as some Mango Kaisercraft self adhesive pearls. All sentiments are from CHF's Script Essential Expressions set. It's a wonderful set containing 55 beautiful script sentiments.

This card was made using the Clean and Simple FTL 52 sketch. I stamped some of the same images from my background paper on the Kraft card stock, using Adirondack Snow Cap pigment ink, and the same inks I used on the background. The sentiment was cut out using a Spellbinders ribbon tag. The flowers are from Prima and the brad is from Basic Grey.

This last card was made using CHF's The Bee List stamp, which was stamped on Rustic White card stock and colored with Copic markers. I stamped it a second time and cut out the bees and the flower and colored them with Copics and Spica glitter pens and mounted them on top of the main image for some additional dimension. The ribbon is SU's Certainly Celery herringbone ribbon, which I also used on the folder to tie it closed.

Whew! This has been a GREAT challenge and I'm so glad I participated in it. I have really stretched myself in a number of ways and it has been very rewarding.

Thanks for hanging in there with me! Hope you've had wonderful weekend!

12 comments:

Jenny Gropp said...

Robin -- these are fabulous. The one sheet creation really makes for a nice collection of cards. My fave is the Mojo Sketch with the Butterfly.

JeanFB said...

Fabulous, Robin!! I knew they'd be great!! I love,love,love the butterfly that you colored and glossy-accented for the cover of your box - it looks so dimensional! And of course, the cards are all soooo pretty!

Karen said...

ASOLUTELY STUNNING cards Robin. All are totally gorjus.

Love Karen x

peggysue said...

Had to come to your blog to look at the group of them, I wondered if you used a PTI template, I think I have that lurking on my computer somewhere, what great inspiration to pull it out. A set to e proud of.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous creations Robin! Each card is exquisite. And I love your box!

I have to say, I truly have enjoyed seeing all your work for the challenges...and I am now a faithful subscriber of your blog!

I'm sure we will 'stay in touch'!

One4Joy said...

a whoo hoo for all your hard work, Robin. Your OSW is just that!

Holly said...

These are gorgeous cards, Robin!! I love these soft colors and all the ribbons and buttons you have used with these. That Bee List card is adorable!!!

I love your idea of the card holder. I'm stealing that idea and making a Christmas gift for my grandparents. :-)

Joanne Travis said...

I love the One Sheet Wonder and this sheet is so beautifully stamped. Love what you made with it, Robin. Gorgeous work!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Robin...that's a lotta stampin, gf!!!! Your OSW is spectacular and I love all your cards...each one is absolutely beautiful!!!! Sure hope you win!!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Absolutely terrific! Love the paper it is soft and beautiful. Very nice my friend. Pat

Silke said...

Oh my - Robin - this is an amazing looking Set!!! I still haven't tried the 5-sheet wonder - LOL!!! Gorgeously designed!!! Hugs ~S~

Sandy Hulsart said...

Just amazing all the different looks and layouts you came up with, these are just lovely. What a lovely gift! All of your entries to the CHF challenge were incredible. Great work, Robin.