September Class OSW - DSP 1/2

During September we used the Simply Fabulous stamp set for classes. Simple images but I felt that they had so much more to offer that we used them again for the October classes.

First, I should explain that I'd had a couple of requests to revisit creating a One Sheet Wonder, often referred to as OSW. For those of you who don't know what that is here is a brief explanation.... you stamp a whole sheet of card with images then chop up the whole card into usable pieces which can be used on card bases to create sets of cards. Previously, we'd stamped a 12" x 12" sheet of white card which was then cut into different pieces,  when all the cutting and sticking was done, we'd made lots of cards. You can view two previous posts, one using DSP (patterned paper) here and the other with stamped images here .

I wanted to give my ladies a few variations to make and so suggested 

  • Stamping a 12" x 12" sheet of white card
  • Using 12" x 12" DSP (patterned paper), each person had a random retired sheet
  • Stamping and heat embossing a 12" x 12" sheet of black card
  • Using masks or stencils on a 12" x12" sheet of white card

Note - it's not essential to use 12" card, regular A4 or any other size is fine but 12" will give you so many more cards.

All stamped cards were made with the Simply Fabulous stamp set. More about that on the relevant posts.

We stepped up our OSW cards by adding items such as using an embossing folder - I've used Seabed 3D, and dies. This helps us to create more dimensional cards rather than the traditional, quite flat cards of regular OSW's.

I made samples of the first 3 suggested styles of OSW listed above and will begin to share them with you below.
Today I'll share the first half of the 16 DSP samples. The DSP sheet I used was one of my least favourite designs but, once assembled, I really quite liked the finished cards.

The colours of the base cards used matched that of some listed as used in creating the DSP - night of navy, flirty flamingo, merry merlot, mossy meadow, petal pink, old olive.

We each used sentiments from the Simply Fabulous stamp set or random stamps from sets that we own.

I do hope that you've enjoyed viewing today's cards. I will share the second batch of OSW cards made with DSP in my next post.

Happy crafting!