Yesterday was all about the catalog launch and my retired item sale. To see the retired items I still have available …Retired Items Sale
Monday I shared my first project with the Good Morning Magnolia Suite. You can see that post ….See previous post
Today is my second project. I used items I had left over from Monday to start this card. I also wanted to show off some more of that amazing Designer Series Paper (DSP) while bringing in some of the stamped images.
I don’t have a consistent creative process when I’m desiging my cards. Sometimes I start with the card base and work up, sometimes I start with a scrap on my table. That was how this card started. I had this piece of DSP from the stitched rectangle frame I made on Monday. It was too pretty to waste so I found other pieces of DSP it would look great with. That wasn’t hard at all with this pack of paper. I had decided on the small print petal pink with hints of Early Espresso for the background and the darker early espresso print for an accent. Now for assembly.
Stamping on DSP
Yes it is OK to stamp on your DSP. It is ok to do lots of things with your dsp, so long as you don’t leave it hiding in a drawer somewhere. I opted to Stamp and heat emboss on my dsp. The first attempt did not work as well as I would hope so I went a more successful way by first stamping my image in the upper left corner with Versamark. I used my Stamparatus so I could be sure to get really good coverage on this large stamp. Second I inked up the stamp with Early Espresso and stamped right over the Versamark. This kept the ink wet enough for the clear embossing powder to cling. Heated until the powder melted and just like that I have my own unique piece of DSP.
With that large image, the piece of stitched Striped DSP was too big and I needed to cut it down. I placed the same die I had used to cut it but only on the bottom so the result was to make the entire stitched rectangle smaller.
Too Much Sentiment
You might notice that the sentiment is only partial what is in the stamp set. The remainder of the sentiment is ‘We’ll get through this together”. I really didn’t want that whole thing on my card and felt the whole sentiment worked better separately so I cut them apart. You heard me right. I cut my stamp apart. I used a craft knife and carefully cut between the two lines of sentiment. Because I cut carefully, if I want to, I could place both on the block and stamp them together in the future.
I’ve created a full PDF Tutorial for you to see all the steps used to create this project.Click for a Free Tutorial
Thanks for visiting. Friday I’ll be sharing more Good Morning Magnolia, this time focusing on the Memories & More Card s, Card Bases and Envelopes. I have some tips on how to use those products too. Until Then…