Use Kraft for Cardz 4 Galz # 166

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz biweekly challenge # 166. For this challenge, Billie picked the theme of using Kraft color or paper. When you finish here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge page to see all the inspiration projects from the design team members.

Sadly, I needed another sympathy card so I paired Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen cardstock with the New Horizons DSP.

Here’s my card:

This New Horizons 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) contains stunning watercolor landscapes. The DSP can be found in the current mini-catalog.

Here’s a close-up look at the papers in this pack:

Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this DSP!

Measurements and Putting It Together:

  • The Crumb Cake base, which is my nod to using a Kraft color measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4.
  • The Evening Evergreen mat measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, the DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white cardstock panel on the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I really didn’t want to cover any of this gorgeous DSP, so I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment on the front directly on the DSP. First, I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen. Then I used my embossing buddy to clean the DSP to prep it for the embossing powder. Next, after cleaning the stamp, I stamped it twice using my VersaMark ink pad. I covered the VersaMark with clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
  • Then, I stamped the inside sentiment, again using Evening Evergreen.
  • Finally, I punched a 1 inch circle from the DSP and ran it through the XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Winter, Wherever You Are for MMM#166 and Paper Funday Challenge

Welcome to another Make My Monday challenge!  It’s my turn to pick the theme, and I picked Winter, Wherever You Are.  Since I live in Florida, my winters are drastically different than winters other people experience.  When you are finished here, I hope you hop over to the challenge blog to see the creations for the rest of the design team.

Here’s my card:

 

Paper Funday Challenge monthly blog is a new-to-me challenge. For January, the theme is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist:  Winter Landscapes

Measurements:

  • The Blackberry Bliss base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to form a tent card.
  • I used a Misty Moonlight mat for the DSP, and it measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the outside. The strip on the inside measure 1/2 inch by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I trimmed a coordinating piece of DSP for the envelope flap to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches.
  • Finally, the white cardstock for the inside panel measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

A Simple, But Beautiful Card:

After picking the DSP and cardstock for this card, I struggle with figuring out what stamp set and embellishments I would use. I wanted to DSP to be the main focus of the card, so I looked through my stamps for a simple, but beautiful font and sentiment. This sentiment, from Heal Your Heart (August 2021 Sale-a-Bration) fit perfectly. Then, I decided no further embellishments were needed. I just let the DSP do all the work on this card.

  • First, I used my embossing buddy on the DSP to prepare it for the ink and clear Versamark powder. The sentiment is stamped in Misty Moonlight, then covered in clear embossing powder, which I heat set.
  • HINT: I completely forgot to do this, but when using an inkpad, it’s better to use the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. If I’d used the Stamparatus, I would’ve been able to restamp a second layer of ink and clear embossing powder. Once heat set, the resulting embossed sentiment would’ve been much more obvious.
  • Next, I used the brush end of a Basic Black marker to outline the edges of the DSP.
  • Then, I used multipurpose glue to adhere the DSP to the cardstock.
  • I did want some dimension for the card so I used black dimensionals to pop up the matted DSP.
  • After adhering the 1/2 inch strip of DSP to the white cardstock, I stamped the inside sentiment in Misty Moonlight.
  • Then I used multipurpose glue to adhere the cardstock to the inside of the card.
  • Next, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap, I punched a 1 inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal.
  • After running the punched circle through the XYRON create-a-sticker, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal set.

Close-up of the DSP pack:

This stunning New Horizons DSP pack is in the new January – June mini catalog. Here’s a close-up of the whole pack of these stunning watercolored landscapes:

NEW HORIZONS 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

So incredibly beautiful! The pictures don’t really do it justice. It’s truly stunning!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Basic Crafting Supplies:

 

 

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