Paper Craft Crew’s sketch last week was horizontal, this week’s is vertical. I decided I wanted to use the Sail Away suite of DSP, stamp set, and dies.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

DSP, Stamps, and Dies – oh my!

This DSP will retire when the new catalog goes live on June 3rd. However, the stamp set and dies will carryover. Yeah!

I tried to keep the card clean for this challenge. Instead of the splatters on the challenge sketch, I chose the sailboats DSP. The boats are cleanly sailing along and give the same kind of movement as the splatters on the challenge sketch. Instead of the splatters on the top third, I ran the white cardstock through my Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. I made sure that the texture is horizontal so it stays in line with the sailing boats on the DSP and the front frontal circle.

The colors in the DSP set determined the colors I chose for this card. Definitely navy and white, which I used in the bordering strip running across the top of the DSP. Since I did not want to dry emboss that strip, I chose to add two die cut white ropes. I think it works to keep the horizontal elements going, but is also clean.

Adding Elements

Balmy Blue appears in other DSP patterns in this pack, so I chose it for the sea water. It works for the sea water on the front focal circle and on the bottom of the inside of the card. The boat and the sentiment were both stamped in black. After I cropped out the sailboat, I carfeully stamped some more Balmy Blue over the water on the boat stamp. I cropped the white circle using the Stitched Shapes dies and the Night of Navy circle mat using the Layered Circles die.

Dimensionals provide some height under the sentiment banner and the sailboat. I also wanted some height under the focal circle, but not that of a full dimensional. Therefore, I grabbed some of my large 1/2 inch glue dots and put three under the circle. These provide just a bit of height, and enough to even out the height of the navy strip and white rope.

I used the same Balmy Blue for the sea water on the inside, and cropped the sailboat using the die set. Since the stamp set is a cling set, I had to be careful with the placement of the inside sentiment. It would have been easier to get it straight if I used my Stamp-a-ratus.

Finally, I adhered a piece of the same DSP to the flap of the envelope. With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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