Wednesday, February 23, 2022
A good Designer Series Paper(DSP) should help you create quick and easy cards and that's exactly what the Daffodil Afternoon DSP does. I created these cards in about 10 minutes.
I used Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the base of this card and then I added one layer of Basic Black cardstock ( 4 by 5 1/4 ) Next, I added the layer of Daffodil Afternoon DSP ( 3 3/4 by 5) For the sentiment, I die cut a piece of Basic White using the Scalloped Contours dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Friendly Hello stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I thought the black and white looked a little stark so I stamped some speckles in Flirty Flamingo using another stamp from the Friendly Hello set.
For this card, I used the same cardstock base and first layer but instead of one large piece of the Daffodil Afternoon DSP I used 2 small pieces (3 by 4 inches ) The sentiment is from the Color and Contours Stamp Set. I stamped it in Flirty Flamingo.
The Daffodil Afternoon Designers Series Paper and the Friendly Hello stamp set are Sale-A-Bration exclusives You can get them for FREE with qualifying purchase. But you need to hurry because they are only available until Sale-A-Bration is over (2-28-22) or while supplies last.
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Sunday, February 20, 2022
This was a challenging challenge! When I saw this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, I was stumped. What could I put in those circles? I looked through all my newest stamp sets for ones I had not used yet. I went with the Easter Friends because I thought the little chick in different colors would look like a Marshmallow Peeps.
I wanted to use a piece of the Designers Series Paper (DSP) from the Sunshine and Rainbows DSP. I love the way Stampin' Up!'s DSP coordinates so easily with their cardstock. All I have to do is look at the back of the paper pack and it lists the coordinating colors. For this card, I choose, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, and Pool Party.
I used the new Gingham Embossing Folder because it was the closest looking to a basket weave.I used the Scalloped Contours dies to cut the mat from Flirty Flamingo Cardstock.
I had to play around with the Peeps/Chicks a bit to get them to look the way I wanted. I fussy cut the chicks and used dimensionals to pop them up. Underneath the chicks, I stamped a matching chick and used my Stampin' Blends to color each circle blue and then I glued it to another white circle for some contract against the blue card base.
The Sunshine and Rainbows DSP is a Sale-A-Bration exclusive. You can get it for FREE with qualifying purchase. But you need to hurry because it is only available until Sale-A-Bration is over (2-28-22) or while supplies last.
If you would like to see all the creative ways other cardmakers used this sketch, you can see over 50 ideas at Freshly Made Sketches
This Designer Series Paper is Simply Marvelous. It makes it so easy to create a beautiful background for your cards. It's a Sale-A-Bration exclusive, FREE gift with qualifying purchase, and there are only 8 days left until Sale-A-Bration is over!
The first card, I created with the Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper (DSP) I used the DSP for the sky. I choose the Misty Moonlight piece because I felt like it most resembled a sky.
I intentionally cut the DSP so the lighter part was in the bottom corner so I could stamp my sentiment directly onto the paper. I used the Kite Delight stamp set for the kite,kite tail, and sun.
I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I didn't feel like fussy cutting so I stamped a whole sheet of kites and tails and then I cut them using my Brother Scan and Cut.
For my second card, I choose the Smokey Slate DSP because it reminded me of a stormy sky. I stamped clouds from the Kite Delight Stamp set, the seagulls from the Sailing Home stamp set, and the sentiment from the Flowering Rainboots stamp set. I used Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Ink'
I tore a piece of the Misty Moonlight DSP for the water at the bottom of my card.
Simply Marbleous is a 6 by 6 DSP. It has 6 different papers and you get 8 of each sheet for a total of 48 sheets. Remember It's a Sale-A-Bration exclusive FREE gift with qualifying purchase and is only available until Sale-A-Bration is over 2/28/22 or while supplies last
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