Saturday, July 25, 2009
Circle Circus, New In Colors and OSW!
These are the projects we did for the New Catalog Workshop this past week! They showcase many, many NEW products from the NEW 2009/10 Idea Book and Catalog released by Stampin' Up! at the beginning of July.
Already have a bunch of the NEW products, and looking for a way to play with them all at once?! Then OSW is for you! OSW is a technique that stands for "One Sheet Wonder". The OSW technique is simply this - you stamp a neutral piece of card stock, collage style (randomly stamp multiple images and multiple colors all over), then you cut it up to make your cards. The cards you see above are from a half sheet of Whisper White, so had I done the whole sheet I could have made TWO of each design if I wanted. OR I could have cut up the other half a sheet of stamped card stock differently and made 4-5 more designs.
There are lots of OSW templates out there, but I liked these because they were minimal cutting. Just cut your stamped, half sheet (5 1/2" x 8") of card stock into quarter sheets (4 1/2 " x 5 1/2"). Tear ONE quarter sheet from corner to corner. Cut the other quarter sheet in half again (2 1/8" x 5 1/2"). Choose a color you used in the OSW as your base color, and apply one of the torn or cut pieces of OSW card stock to your base. Add a sentiment and you are done! OR add some embellishments like I did on these four samples. It's really up to you how you do finish your OSW projects.
As you can see - on the first card, I simply added a knotted piece of coordinating Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and stamped my sentiment.
On the second design, I added a little bit of layering, again, using a coordinating color card stock chosen from the colors I used to stamp the OSW. I also added a little interest by using the Corner Rounder Punch on my sentiment focal image.
On this third design, I've got the layers going again - but this time I used the Big Shot, the Movers and Shapers Die with the NEW set of Magnetic Movers & Shapers Dies that coordinate beautifully with four of the SU! Punches.
On the fourth card, I used a Metal Edged Tag, and the NEW Modern Label Punch along with coordinating card stock, In Color Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and the Corner Rounder Punch.
Stamps: Circle Circus (NEW!) for OSW, Then, in order as shown for sentiments: Heard from the Heart, All Holidays, Oval All and Crazy for Cupcakes
Card Stock & Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry (ALL 3 NEW In colors) and whisper White
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry & Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbons, Corner Rounder Punch, Big Shot, Movers & Shapers, Magnetic Movers & Shapers, Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches, Modern Label Punch, Metal Edge Tags, Mini Glue Dots & Dimensionals.