Operation Write Home put up a new tutorial, showing info on One Sheet Wonder cards. They included a template on how to cut a 12 x 12 sheet of paper (created by Seongsook Duncan) so that you have the bits and pieces to make 8 cards.
I decided my second group would be made from the 7 Gypsies Victoria Fernwood I just got.
I went digging for the solid colors I would use for layering and found a lovely rose and a bright sagey green – four pieces of each. These were both 4.5 x 6.5 sheets. I cut my base layer in all the colors (4 x 5.25) and got gungho, adhering the colors to my flecked cardfront. I got done with six of them and realized I’d skipped an important step – I’d forgotten to cut out the sentiment layer from the solid bases. No problem – I’ll grab a couple more sheets of each and cut them out separately. Were there any more sheets of either color? Of course not… I cut the sentiment shape from the remaining two and decided to just start assembling what I had and leave the sentiment issue for later.
In the end, I went back to the banners can save the world route and put a thinking of you on strips of white. That worked for three cards. Then I used a remaining strip of green and cut a tiny scalloped oval for a tiny missing you and realized the proportion was off. That left me with two sentimentless cards. I looked at my colored scraps and had a voila moment – I took two wide strips of the rose and two of the green, adhered them side by side on a piece of cardstock and cut a larger oval from each color. Not perfect, but not terrible. This was a learning experience. I will not forget that step again.
Wausau Fleck cardstock. Rose is from DCWV Jewel Matstack, Green is Paper Garden Cropping Block Greens. DP is 7 Gypsies Victoria Fernwood. Sentiment is Studio G in Memento Tuxedo Black. Shapeabilities Scalloped & Oval dies.