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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Eden's Garden, Color & Contour, Sympathy or Friendship Card, 2022 Stampin' Up!

Today I wanted to challenge myself with some busy Designer Series Paper (DSP). I always struggle when I have DSP that is not in my favorites list. SO, I grabbed a piece I thought would answer my challenge. I was not sure where I was going with this card. Here's what I came up with.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mossy Meadow card stock. A color I don't use much at all. I cut a 4"x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla for the inside and I taped it in.

Then I took a challenging piece of the DSP from the "Daffodil Afternoon" 12" x 12" package and I cut it at 4" x 5-1/4". Then I  put that piece on my cutter so the top right corner and bottom left corner were in the cutting line and I cut the piece at a diagonal. I had to cut two so I could get one to show the front and one to show the back. So lucky me, not only was I challenging myself to try to make a nice card but I now will have to either nice or not! LOL 

I cheat and I line up my pieces on my worksurface and then I take three tiny pieces of scotch tape and tape them down. Then I tape the whole piece to the front of the card.  Still not liking what I'm seeing, but now it's only half busy!

I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the words from the "Eden's Garden" set using Mossy Meadow ink. I die cut them using a die from the "Color & Contour" bundle. This die makes slits on the sides of the piece. I turned them over and ran a little bead of Tombow Mono glue to those slits. I smoothed them out with a toothpick. I set them aside to dry.

I stamped the flower from the "Color & Contour" set using black Memento ink for the outline and Flirty Flamingo for the solid part. 

Two set of leaves were punched out using the "Bough" punch and Pear Pizzazz card stock. 

Dimensionals were added to the word piece and to the back of the flower. The word piece was set in place and then the flower behind it. I cut the last two leaves off the sprig and added a dot of glue to the last leaf and slipped them under the flower. And the card was done.  Though don't you think the center should be colored in using Daffodil Delight?  I think it needs something.

I'm still not a big fan of that sheet of DSP but I was able to use it to make two cards that are okay!

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


KardsbyKadie said...

This split DSP card is fantastic Wanda.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Wanda, the lower darker dsp was not my favorite in that package, but your card inspired me to use it now. I love what you did with the entire creation!