The two sides of designer series paper

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which starts off my “two sides of designer series paper” challenge week! I absolutely love the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, it has so many different textile designs that really are versatile. I personally challenged myself this week to use designs from the In Good Taste DSP that I haven’t previously used and pair it with a stamp set that has carried over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I also challenged myself even more by creating cards for both sides of the DSP with only that stamp set! For today’s chosen design, I have paired it with the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing Dies!

For card #1, the base layer is this design from the In Good Taste DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

I used this mask design from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and mixed the embossing paste with two drops of Crumb Cake ink refill. After spreading the embossing paste on the DSP, I used my heat tool to help the paste dry:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the largest rectangle Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out of Night of Navy cardstock.

2. Use the rope and knot dies to cut out of Soft Suede cardstock. I used the adhesive sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting out.

3. Use the seagrass die to cut out of Mossy Meadow cardstock.

4. Stamp the anchor on Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die. I used the adhesive sheets on the back of the cardstock before cutting out.

5. Use a small piece of the Brass Foil Sheet to cut out the wheel. I used the adhesive sheets on the back of the foil sheet before cutting out.

I adhered the stitched rectangle cardstock on top of the embossed base layer and then adhered the rest of the die cuts as shown. I used glue dots to adhere the seagrass:

This completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and sailboat in Night of Navy ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

For card #2, the base layer is the opposite side of the designer series paper from card #1, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 4”, stamp the lighthouse in Seaside Spray ink, and stamp the compass in Misty Moonlight ink.

2. Cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 2 ¼” x 4”, this will be layered under the piece of cardstock from above.

3. Stamp the sailboat in Misty Moonlight ink and color in the sailboat with Dark Crumb Cake and Light Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends. Use the 2” Circle Punch to cut out.

4. Use the 2 ¼” Circle punch to cut out a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock, this will be layered under the piece of cardstock from above.

5. Enough Misty Moonlight/silver Baker’s Twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack to tie around the rectangle layered pieces twice and tie off into a knot (not pictured).

I first tied the baker’s twine around the rectangle layered pieces, adhered that to the DSP base layer, and then used dimensionals to adhere the layered circle pieces as shown:

This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the side and stamp the sentiment and compass in Misty Moonlight ink:

Aren’t these both great cards?? I wasn’t sure if applying embossing paste would work out, but luckily that idea turned out to be a happy accident! Lol If you notice, the first card has a lot of elements and detail, where the second card is a little bit more simple, because I wanted to show you to very different ways to make cards with this DSP, stamp set, and dies! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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