Last week when I was looking through my packs of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to see what sets of I could use for yesterday’s Woven Strips Card Video, I noticed I had one long piece of the “picture” design in the Peaceful Poppies DSP. I wanted to use that piece before it retires next week and decided to make some congratulations cards.. If the DSP was new and I had a whole year to look forward to using it, I would have been more economical with the Rich Razzleberry spot design sheet and cut strips to go above and below the poppies. Instead, because we’re at the end of the year, rather than see it go to waste, I cut my three top layers from the DSP. Once I had decorated the poppy pictures, I adhered them to the DSP layer.
I made the lacy trim by die-cutting some Rich Razzleberry Cardstock (CS) with the fancy strip die in the Painted Labels Die Set. This die has been very cleverly designed in as much as, when two are joined together the loop design carries on the same. If you look very closely at the centre of the strip you will see the join.
Joining the two die-cuts together made the strip too long for the width of my DSP so I trimmed the ends off, then I tied up the edges where there were broken loops. I’m really pleased with how this die-cut worked out and will be using it again on other projects. Fortunately, the die set is being carried forward as it’s part of the Painted Poppies bundle. This bundle is available until 2nd June 2020 and save 10%. The products will still be available after that date but not as a bundle.
The sentiment I used is from a stamp set called Welcome To The Team and I used my Stamparatus so I could stamp it a couple of times so the sentiment was a deep rich colour. To die-cut the sentiment I used the label die that’s in the All Dressed Up Dies set and goes with the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set.
These two products are also available as a bundle until 2nd June 2020 which offers a saving of 10%. Both products will be available as from 3rd June 2020 but not as a bundle price. To decorate the inside of the cards I added a layer of Whisper White CS and added some purple poppies I’d fussy cut.
They are all different because, although I had two large pieces of the purple poppy design DSP, they had both been used for a failed project and had score and cuts which greatly reduced the number of flowers that I could fussy cut properly! To finish the front of the cards, I popped the sentiments up using Dimensionals and added one Star Designer Element at each end of the sentiment.
Today is going to be a busy day as I’m going to be getting all the new catalogues in the post for my customers. Each year I send a bookmark showing the new InColours but I can’t show them until I know all the catalogues have been received! I just need to remember to take some photographs of them because each year I try to do something different!
Today is a Bank Holiday here in the UK and the temperature is expected to go up to 24°! No doubt the beaches will be packed and social distancing will go straight out of the window! On that rather sobering thought, that’s it from me today and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, stay safe and stay well. Happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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