Hi, There Stampers!!
This is a fun card with a very patriotic color theme I created for the Blooms & Butterflies Coller Challenge this month. The colors were red, white, and blue using the Stampin’ Up! Color’s Real Red, Whisper White and Pacific Point.
I had a BLAST creating my own Designer Series Paper! It was sooo much FUN!! It’s a great way to just stamp, especially when you don’t exactly know what you want to do — but you do KNOW you WANT to stamp! 🙂
For this card, I used the Paisley & Posies Stamp Set to create my background. I just let my stamps go free on a blank piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I started stamping in the middle of the page and worked my way outward towards the edge. I alternated between the stamps and colors, in an effort to avoid repeating, to fill the page.
After you create your own Designer Series Paper, the rest of the card is super quick and easy to finish!! This is the perfect card for stampers at any experience level!
Creating your own Designer Series Paper is a great way to ensure you ALWAYS have the DSP in the color you NEED!
Thanks for reading!! Please stop by again soon!!
P.S. I was able to create 4 more styles of cards with this background paper, so keep an eye out for some upcoming posts
- Card Base: Pacific Point Cardstock (#111350)
- Ink: Real Red Ink Pad (#126949), Pacific Point Ink Pad (#126951)
- Stamps: Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set (#142196), Big On Birthdays Stamp Set (#142877)
- Other: Whisper White Cardstock (#100730), Real Red Cardstock (#102482), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#144220), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) (Optional)
- To make the CARD BASE start with a sheet of Pacific Point Cardstock and cut in half to a size of 8 & 1/2in x 5 & 1/2in. Then, fold the cardstock in half to 4 & 1/4in x 5 & 1/2in.
- Using the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set with both the Real Red Ink Pad and Pacific Point Ink Pad create your own Designer Series Paper on Whisper White Cardstock as your background.
- TIPS & TRICKS:
- Quicker Stamping Alternative: USING THE “D” ACRYLIC BLOCK: You can fit about 4 smaller stamps on the block, and one of the larger paisley stamps on the opposite side of the stamp. This will cover more space, than one stamp at a time. You will likely want to use only one ink color for this option.
- Rotate the acrylic block with the stamp before you stamp it again. This will give the pattern a more random look even though you haven’t changed the order of the 4 small stamps.
- Don’t forget to mix in and alternate with the larger stamp!
- BE SURE TO CLEAN THE INK OFF THE STAMP(S) AFTER EACH TIME!! Otherwise, you may end up messing up your stamp pad.
- After you have created your DSP, cut your paper to 4in x 5 & 1/4in, this will be your CARD FRONT.
- Next, using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere the CARD FRONT to the CARD BASE.
- TIP: Since this is a liquid glue you still have a few seconds to get the CARD FRONT centered on the CARD BASE if you don’t get it quite right the first time!
- For the greeting, using the Big On Birthdays Stamp Set, I selected “Happy Birthday”. I used Pacific Point Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.
- Once the greeting is stamped, trim to 3 & 1/2in x 1 & 5/8in.
- Glue the greeting onto a 3 & 3/4in x 1 & 7/8in piece of Real Red Cardstock using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
- Then place the matted greeting on the front of your card. You can glue the greeting directly onto your card, or you may wish to give your card some depth and use some Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop-up the greeting. (This was my plan, but I forgot. Oh, well! That’s what next time is for!)
- TIP: Since you have used a DSP as your background and there is not really a way to distinguish top or bottom, it’s best to make sure your card is positioned correctly BEFORE placing your greeting on your card. I can’t tell you how disappointing it is to have your greeting glued facing upside down.
- Lastly, pull out your Rhinestone Jewels and pick the perfect one to go in the perfect place on the front of your card!