Have you seen the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) that’s available in the Annual Catalogue? It’s called Specialty because it’s lighter weight than our regular DSP and it comes as a pack of 24 sheets. Anyway, the design I’ve used for today’s card is my favourite design. Unfortunately, you can’t see the full beauty of it but it is really lovely, and that is what triggered today’s card – I really wanted to use this design!
As it’s such a busy design, I decided to keep my image as a sentiment and went back to the same stamp set I used for yesterday’s card i.e. Wonderful Year. This stamp set wasn’t on my wishlist but we received it in our goody bag we received when we went to the Craft Retreat at the beginning of September, fortunately!
There are two large sentiment stamps in this stamp set of six stamps and I chose to use the opposite one to the stamp I used for yesterday’s card, which I’d heat embossed with Early Espresso Ink.
The three colours used for this set of DSP is Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green on a base of Very Vanilla. I chose my Marker Pens in these three colours and painted the image. I used Basic Black on WISHING and the two little “splash” marks at beginning and end of JOYFUL; I used Garden Green for YOU A and CHRISTMAS. This left Cherry Cobbler for JOYFUL and the two swirly lines above and below CHRISTMAS.
At one stage I, while I was painting CHRISTMAS, I managed to get some Garden Green on the line below, which was going to be Cherry Cobbler. I used a Blender Pen to remove the green from the area where it shouldn’t have been! This is a tip that works brilliantly!
To put the card together, I started by attaching the DSP to the Cherry Cobbler layer using Tombow. Then I took two strips of the Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon, which comes as a duo pack with a roll of Emerald Envy ribbon. I adhered the two ends at the back on one end, 1.5″ down from the top and the other piece 1.5″ up from the bottom. I used my Grid Pad to get them in the correct positions and then adhered the other two ends at the back. Then I adhered this piece to my card base. I die cut the sentiment using the second to largest Lots Of Labels Framelits. Then I
drew around the same Framelit on a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS and cut it our free hand to use as a layer for the sentiment. This comes up a bit smaller than the next size Framelit. It’s not a huge difference, so if you don’t like cutting by hand, I recommend you die cut the layer. Then I adhered the two together with Tombow and attached to the card front using Dimensionals, making sure they went in between the ribbons.
My final touch was to add two Metal Ribbed Pearls to either end of the image. Nice and simple but quite striking! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.