I hope you’ve had a
Yesterday an Australian friend of mine asked if I ever
use Designer Series Paper (DSP) as backgrounds, and what I do with my
At one time leftover DSP was a huge problem for me, but I wanted to catch up
with myself and only have current DSP.
One day I decided to cut all my retired DSP sheets into 6″ x 6″ squares, and packaged them up!
At the end of the month, and the next couple of months – I really had so much – I put a pack of 6″ x 6″ retired
DSP in each Happy Mail parcel I sent to my customers at the end of each
This is what led me to design today’s card, which
is my customer’s Thank You cards for October 2017!
wanted to use the round PS I Love You stamp that’s in the Hostess
Seasons of Whimsey Stamp Set, but I wanted my card to say Thank You.
found the largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
fitted the circular stamp, and it left a decent sized edge for the row of stitching!
I found it in the You’ve
Got Style Stamp Set.
Next I needed a circle die to cover the unwanted sentiment, and I had a choice!
I could use one that allowed a part of the “u” at
the end of “you” to show peep through on the right hand side.
The other choice was a stamp that
almost covered the dots round the circle of leaves.
made the Lemon Lime Twist cards first, followed by the Powder Pink cards. The Fresh Florals DSP was cut to measure 3.25″ x 4.75″.
I used Tombow to
adhere the DSP to the front of a notecard from our pack of Notecards and
I devised a way to take the guesswork out of how to get
eight circle stamps out from one sheet of A4 Whisper White Cardstock
(CS), and finish up with a minimum of waste!
I stamped the images using
Basic Black Archival Ink, and I stamped the Thank You onto a piece of
the matching CS.
After I’d die cut all the images, I used Marker Pens to
colour the flowers and leaves.
For the Lemon Lime Twist card, I used
Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst Marker Pens.
I had planned to
use Tranquil Tide for the leaves, but I picked up the wrong pen – what is
known as a happy mistake methinks! LOL!
I’m really pleased with how these cards turned out, and I’m looking forward to making lots more of them!
I find making cards like this very relaxing!
I hope you have a great week. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.