After yesterday’s card, which was great for using Designer Series Paper (DSP), I decided to make a masculine card today which also uses DSP! I CASE’d a card I received some time ago from a very good customer of mine. I chose to use the two Mossy Meadow designs in the Come Sail Away DSP pack. The background design is from last year’s Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP Pack. The three designs have worked together brilliantly.
I punched eight squares using a retired Stampin’ Up! 1 3/8″ Square Punch. For the base I cut two 3 1/8″ squares in Mossy Meadow Cardstock (CS). Using my Grid Paper as my guide, I adhered these two squares together. Next, I adhered one square in each of the eight points by applying SNAIL along one of the two outer sides.
When I reached the eighth square, I lifted the edge of the first square to tuck the last one underneath. I adhered the striped DSP to my 5 1/2″ square Whisper White card base. I made the centre strip with a 1 1/8″ strip of DSP adhered onto a 1 1/4″ strip of Mossy Meadow CS. With the help of my Grid Paper again, I adhered this strip in the centre of my card base.
Next I adhered the pinwheel with Dimensionals – again using my Grid Paper as my guide – in the centre of my card. I chose the sentiment from the Parcels and Petals Stamp set, and stamped it in Mossy Meadow Ink on Whisper White CS. When I die cut the sentiment, using one of the circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies, I made sure the sentiment as close to the top as possible. After I had die cut a larger circle in Mossy Meadow CS, I adhered them together and adhered in the centre of the pinwheel.
To fill the space I had created below the sentiment, I adhered a steering wheel from the Sail Away Trinkets. To decorate the inside of the card I adhered a layer of Mossy Meadow CS, and then a layer of Whispeerwhite CS. I decorated the top layer by adhering a strip of the stripey DSP. Althought the decoration inside the card is absolutely minimal, I think it looks very clean and very striking!
If you’re still in the crafting mood, how about this delightful card as featured in the following short Stampin’ Up! video. It shows how to make this really cute card using the Bird Ballad Suite. If you’d like to purchase any of the products featured, please visit my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop here: www.janbcards.stampinup.net I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
Products used – please note that the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP Pack I used was from last year. I have listed the current pack below. If I had that pack, I would have used the script design, but you can choose whichever one you consider looks best. If you would like to purchase any of the products listed below, please click on any link to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop.