Half Sheet Wonder Part 2

Here is the fourth card in the series of Half Sheet Wonder cards, following on from the three cards I posted up yesterday.  The main flower has four layers of cardstock with a “Build a Brad” in the centre.  The leaves have been cut to shape by hand and then I have used the edge of the ink pad for the veins of the leaves.

Stamp Sets: Retro Remix Wheel, Hello Again, For Everything, On Your Birthday.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum.

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow.

Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Build-a-Brad, Circle Scissors.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes
Images copyright 1990-2010 Stampin’ Up!

Sorry this is such a short post today, but my lovely little boy has been quite unwell over the past two days and just wants to sit next to me and have a snuggle!
Have a good day.
Chris

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Half Sheet Wonder

If you spend any time browsing the internet, and the many wonderful stamping blogs and websites out there, you will most probably have heard of a “One Sheet Wonder”.  The idea is to take a sheet of patterned paper, or stamped cardstock, and use it to create as many cards as possible.
I came across a post on the blog of a fellow Stampin’ Up Demostrator, the lovely and talented Claire Daly, who had a challenge to do a “Half Sheet Wonder”.  I think I might be too late to enter her challenge, but thought I would share it with you anyway.  And it is such a great idea.
I have taken a sheet of A4  Whisper White Cardstock, and I have used my Retro Remix Stampin Around Wheel up and down the page a few times, and then stamped in between and around it using the cute Hello Again stamp set. 
Here are three of the cards I have made (there is a fourth one which is only half finished), and I still have the other half of my A4 sheet left to use for some other ideas.

Materials for all three cards are:

Stamp Sets:Hello Again, Retro Remix Wheel,  Best Yet, Vintage Labels (Sale-a-bration Set), For Everything, Butterfly Prints.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum.

Inks: Perfect Plum,Pale Plum, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow, Barely Banana.

Accessories: Paper piercing tool and Mat Pack, Markers, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4inch Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Butterfly Punch, Slit Punch, Metal Edge Tag, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Scissors, Paper snips, Two-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes
Images copyright 1990-2010 Stampin’ Up!

I will try to bring you the 4th card tomorrow, and maybe some more examples later in the week.  But why don’t you give it a go too, you can use any patterned paper in any sort of layout, just have fun, and happy stamping!
Chris

Hello again.

Just before we do some Blog Hopping tomorrow, I wanted to give you a quick look at one of the cute little new Stamp Sets from the Summer Mini catalogue, which starts tomorrow.  This Stamp Set is called Hello Again.
Unfortunately the photo of this card didn’t come out very well, which is disappointing.  The images are stamped onto Glossy White cardstock which I have sponged some blue on, to make it look like a cloudy sky.  But it is hard to see in the photo and much more obvious in real life.  So you will just have to imagine the blue is a bit darker! 🙂
I have used a recent card sketch, once again from Our Creative Corner, which I have just turned upside down. So, here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Stamp Set: Hello Again.

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Glossy White.

Inks: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie.

I really like this sketch, it is such a simple one, and I am quite happy with the card too.  Why don’t you try it, too?

Well, I hope you will enjoy the blog hop tomorrow and get heaps of ideas and inspiration.

Happy stamping,
Chris

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes
Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!