The poppies DSP, available in the current mini-cataog, is simply stunning. The colors are rich or soft, but always vibrant and beautiful. For today’s card, I chose the DSP with the soft Pool Party background. No matter the pattern with which you choose to work, Basic Black provides a grounding neutral color.


I’d been thinking about what to do for this challenge for a few days. While driving home from work Friday evening, the whole card came together in my head.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

The first thing I did while creating the card was to run the white cardstock through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Then, I trimmed the front down to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8. Trimming down cardstock before running it through the Big Shot for a deep embossing might cause a smaller piece than you want.

The shadows on the inside circle of DSP hints at the popped up front cover. There are so many dimensions on the backside of the front in an effort to keep it from caving in when I worked on the front.

I knew I wanted a black border around the circle, so I used the largest scalloped layering circle die. To crop out the inside of the scalloped frame, I used another of the circle dies. It required some carfeul placement, but I was able to get the frame even all the way around.

Choosing the DSP for the banners required some trial and error with different patterns from the Poppies DSP. Finally, I decided to use the Pool Party Subtles 6 x 6 DSP. The two strips needed something bold to make them stand out, so I used a strip of Basic Black. It’s a sharp contrast, but the black frame, strip, and sentiment allows the eye to travel down the card.

Finishing Touches

This wonderful two part sentiment is from the Sending You Thoughts stamp set, which is free with a qualifying order through Sale-a-Bration. Yes, Free. The inside of the card says “you’d be better already”. After stamping the front sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I cropped it using the Stitched Rectangle dies. I outlined the sentiment block using the brush end of the black Stamping Write marker. Then I used the Pool Party Stamping Write marker to outline the stitches in the ditch.

With that, I only had to stamp the front of the envelope, then adhere DSP to the envelope flap. Another card and coordinating envelope set was complete.

As always,

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