I CASE’d today’s card from a card made by a demonstrator who regularly shares her projects on my Facebook group Happy Crafting. Karen created her card as part of a Sketch Challenge. Karen – www.craftykarendesigns.blogspot.com – used the Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set (153289 – page 8 Annual Catalogue) and stamped a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) to create her own DSP. I cheated and used Stampin’ Up! DSP called Snowflake Splendour! LOL! Karen then cut her DSP into the sizes she wanted and adhered them onto a layer of Petal Pink CS. She left space in the centre so she could add her sentiment WISHING YOU COMFORT & PEACE AT THIS TIME which is from the Gorgeous Posies Stamp Set.
I made the Highland Heather card as my first card but I wasn’t happy with the gaps between the DSP and the sentiment because they were too narrow. For my second card, I started with a Whisper White CS card base, a middle layer of Highland Heather CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS. The dividing lines were more obvious than card one but they should have been 1/4″ apart instead of 1/8″. Karen had left much bigger gaps than I had so the measurements I have for you here are slightly wider than my second card. Please note that the measurements I have given here are for crafters who use A4 sized CS and therefore have a card base that measures 5 3/4″ x 8 1/4″, scored and folded at 4 1/8″. If you’re in North America, you can either guess the measurements you need and leave gaps of 1/4″ all around except on the four outside edges. My outside measurements will stay as my usual 1/8″ gap. Alternatively, you can cut from a 12″ x 12″ sheet the same size that we use.
The size of the DSP – either Stampin’ Up! DSP or preferably your own stamped design! – should be 3 5/8″ wide x 4 1/8″ tall. Cut the top section so it’s 2 1/8″ tall. Then cut the lower section at 2 3/8″ wide and the next piece at 1 1/16″. I kept my pieces in their correct positions but it doesn’t look as if Karen did so the choice is yours. The other big difference between the two DSP designs is that Karen’s design was complete flowers of a nice size, i.e. not too big and not too small and my overall design could have been larger images.
My sentiment is from the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set and was stamped using Highland Heather Ink. I used my Stamparatus and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White CS which measured 3 5/8″ x 7/8″. Next, I adhered the sentiment onto a Highland Heather CS which measured 3 5/8″ x 1″. I finished off the front of my card by adding Basic Rhinestone Jewels in the centres of all the snowflakes excluding the very small ones. To decorate the inside of my card I added a middle layer of Highland Heather CS and then a top layer of Whisper White CS.
I’m very pleased how my card turned out but I do prefer the look of Karen’s card so it’ll be interesting to hear your feedback about today’s card. I’ll try and remember to ask Karen if I can share the photograph of her card here tomorrow. In the meantime, you may like to check out Karen’s blog – the address is in the first paragraph – I think she posts a new card almost everyday, if not all days. That’s it from me today! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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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”