Welcome to the new Cardz 4 Galz challenge! Billie A, our host for this two week challenge, chose 2 or more DSP patterns for the theme. When you are finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has created. There’s lots of inspiration, and I hope you play along with us!
I decided to use the 6 x 6 inch DSP for the new In Colors for my card. The Natural Prints bundle seemed to be a good choice for these bright 2022 – 2024 In Colors.
Here’s my card:
As a design team member, I really enjoy looking at and commenting on the entries in our galleries. Another perk is that I get introduced to new challenges through the gallery entries, and that’s how I found the Sketch Saturday challenge blog. Here’s the sketch I used for inspiration:
- I actually had looked at the wrong page in my planner and thought I needed to make a card used rectangles. However, that challenge isn’t until the end of the month. <shrugging my shoulders> Therefore, with triangles in mind, I decided to used Parakeet Party and Starry Sky accented by Sweet Sorbet DSPs.
- The Starry Sky base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- After I ran a piece of white cardstock through my cut and emboss machine using the Fern 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
- The Sweet Sorbet DSP mat measures 5-3/8 by 2-1/8 inches. I also used this DSP for the envelope flap, and that measures 6 by 2-1/2 inches.
- Then, I trimmed both the Parakeet Party and Starry Sky DSP patterns down to a 2 inch strip. From there, I trimmed three 2 inch squares from each DSP pattern. Next, I cut the two inch squares in half diagonally to create triangles.
- I played around with the arrangement of the triangles and finally decided to create parallelograms using the triangles. (Yes, I am that math person and I’ve loved the word “parallelogram” from the time I learned the name of the shape.)
What I Did:
- Using the Nature’s Prints stamp set, I stamped the largest spray of leaves in Sweet Sorbet twice. One spray was cropped using the coordinating die and I stamped one on the piece of white cardstock for the inside.
- I did the same thing with Starry Sky ink for the wheat-looking sprays. I cropped two for the outside of the card, and stamped one on the white cardstock for the inside.
- Then, I stamped the front of the envelope to match the inside card panel.
- The sentiment also comes from this same stamp set, and I cropped it using the label in the die set. I wanted the label to stand out from the white embossed background, so I outlined it using my Sweet Sorbet marker.
- Next, I added some tear and tape to the back of the Sweet Sorbet DSP panel and cut two lengths of the metallic ribbon. I used a glue dot in the center of the DSP panel so I could create the X with ribbon. The tear and tape on the back held the ends of the lengths of ribbon in place.
- I only put dimensionals on the bac of the Sweet Sorbet spray and the sentiment label. My fave adhesive, multipurpose liquid glue, adhered everything else.
- I added five of the brushed brass butterflies to the front of the card to finish it off.
- After punching a 1 inch circle from the Starry Sky DSP for the envelope seal, I ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.
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