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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Bright Bobbles, Penguin Playmates, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

As I was looking for a fun layout, I had run across a card that used some Washi tape strips on a card. Stampin' Up! no longer carries Washi tape so I decided that strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP) would do just fine. So here's what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White for the top layer. 

The DSP is from the "Penguin Playmates" 12" x 12" package and I only needed one 1/2" x 12" strip. I ran some snail tape along the DSP strip and place the first one at the bottom right. I used my grid paper to help me line up the first strip. I counted 4 squares across the bottom and 4 squares up on the right. The bottom edge of my DSP was the marker for the 4 squares. I set the DSP on making sure I was doing it sparingly so I could use only one piece. Not that I couldn't cut another piece but I really didn't need to if I was careful in placing the strips. I snipped the ends. For the second strip I turned the DSP so the snipped end fit on the right side, then I only had the bottom end to cut. For the last strip I turned the DSP again and lined up the snipped end on the bottom and set the piece in place. There is about an 1/8" space between the strips.

The strips were then covered by a piece of copier paper and I splattered some Pool Party ink on the upper white area. I tried the tapping of my marker on my scissors but I couldn't get the marker to give up any ink, so I had to take the tip of the pen and flick the tip of it inside the cap of the marker to get some ink to splatter. My marker must be getting dry.

Next I die cut some snowflakes from the "So Many Snowflakes" die set. I took my blending brush and scrubbed on some Pool Party ink. 

The penguin is from the Penguin Playmates DSP and I just punched him out. I added Dimensionals behind him and set him in place on the front of the card. 

A little bit of glue was added to the back of the snowflakes and they were set in place on the front of the card.

I thought about adding some rhinestones but I opted to just color the snowflakes with Wink of Stella and call it done. 

I like how it turned out, it was simple and easy to do too!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's card,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

Using strips of DSP was the perfect alternative to creating this darling card Wanda. TFS!