Welcome back to another MMM challenge. This two-week challenge asks you to create a project using something new to you. I chose the new Stampin’ Up! Paper Blooms DSP available starting on Tuesday, January 5th. Best part: This DSP can be earned FREE with a qualifying $50 purchase. FREE? Yes! It’s gorgeous paper with fresh color combinations and infinite possibilities for projects. Since it’s 12 x 12 DSP, it can also be very easily used for scrapbooking.
Without further ado, here’s my card:
Here’s a beginner version of the same card, and it’s still beautiful!
Here’s the inspiration sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #466:
Freshly Made Choices
- I used Night of Navy for the card base, trimmed to 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches forming a landscape tent card.
- The background mat paper is from the In Good Taste DSP. It coordinates perfectly with the Pretty Blooms DSP! I trimmed this mat to 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
- The Old Olive mat comes from the Regals 6 x 6 inch DSP stack. I trimmed it to 3 inches by 4-1/2 inches.
- The new Paper Blooms DSP is trimmed to 4 inches by 3-3/4 inches. I also adhered this using the multipurpose liquid adhesive. While I had that paper in the trimmer, I trimmed a piece to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
Ribbon and Finishing
- Next, I used a piece of the Old Olive ribbon, from the June – December holiday catalog, which ends at midnight tonight. I wrapped it around the two top layers and actually was able to tie it in a bow. Granted, it took me a few tries, and I had to use the bunny ear method, also new to me. I usually have to tie the bow and then remove the ribbon and turn it upside down to actually have the bow face the right direction. This extra step is necessary mainly because I am left-handed. Tie a bow on sneakers? Not a problem at all. Tie a bow in ribbon on a card? I struggle. However, I’m pretty stinking happy with this bow!
- I cropped the Rococo Rose sentiment mat using the stitched rectangle dies. I slipped it under the ribbon and adhered it directly to the DSP using, you guessed it, my fave – multipurpose liquid adhesive.
- The sentiment is also from a new to me stamp set, Here’s a Card. I stamped it on white using Night of Navy ink. Then, I popped it up on dimensionals over the ribbon.
- I could’ve very easily stopped there. However, I had some of the 2019 – 2021 In Color faceted dots, so I used three of them for the centers of flowers.
- After I adhered and trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap, I’d completed this card/envelope coordinated set.
I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate and respond to comments.
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