Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz #169 challenge! For this challenge, Caz chose the theme of Spring Flowers for Mother’s Day in the UK. Mother’s Day in the U.S. isn’t until the third Sunday in May, so I went with spring flowers for Easter. I have used so much of the Hand-Penned DSP and bundle lately, so I am adding another one to the collection.
Here’s my spring flowers card:
I’ve had this DSP (designer series paper) for almost a year, and I’m just now really enjoying using it very often. Since Misty Moonlight is retiring with the new 2022-2023 catalog, this paper will be retiring as well.
Here’s the As You See It challenge banner:
- I started with a Misty Moonlight base. I really, really love this color and am going to be so sad to see it go! The base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- The DSP background measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- I cropped the Pale Papaya In-Color DSP mat on under the focal image using a die from the scalloped contours die set.
- The white cardstock on the inside of the card measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- That’s it for the measurements. It really is a quick, but beautiful card since the DSP and stamp set do all the work.
What I Did:
- Next, I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Hand-Penned Flowers image on white cardstock. I could’ve used the coordinating stamps from the stamp set to color in the flowers and leaves, but I chose to use the Pale Payapa and Misty Moonlight blends to color them. Thankfully, this bundle comes with a coordinating die for the floral images so I didn’t have to fussy cut it.
- Then, I stamped the sentiment using Misty Moonlight ink and cropped the sentiment using one of the stitched rectangle dies.
- I wrapped a piece of the Pale Papaya ribbon around the DSP and tied it in a bow.
- I decided that the Pale Papaya mat needed some sort of definition to it, so I used the blunt end of my Stamping Write marker to outline the stitches in the ditch. Then I adhered the mat using multipurpose liquid glue directly to the DSP and over the ribbon.
- The floral focal image is popped up on dimensionals, as is the sentiment panel.
- For the inside white cardstock panel, I stamped a sentiment. I also stamped a part of the same floral image. After I stamped part of the same image in the bottom corner of the envelope. I did use the coordinating flower stamps on both of these images.
- Finally, I added three of the Misty Moonlight In Color enamel dots to the corners of the stitching in the Pale Papaya mat.
- After trimming the DSP on the envelope flap and making an envelope seal, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.
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