Sending Sunshine and True Love Designer Series Paper!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a sweet card featuring the True Love Designer Series Paper, Love You Always Foil Sheets, and Sending Sunshine stamp set! The True Love DSP is perfect to create your own colors since it is black and white! For today’s design, I chose to color the DSP with Stampin’ Blends! Coloring with blends is pretty easy with this design, but in my opinion, blending was best when using the bullet end versus the brush tip end. As a bonus, I will also share with you some alternatives using different Stampin’ Blends colors, foil, ribbon, and embossing folders!

The base layer is the Blushing Bride foil from the Love You Always Foil Sheets, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a piece from this design of the True Love DSP at 3” x 4” and color in with the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends.

2. On Basic Black cardstock, heat emboss the sentiment from Sending Sunshine in White Embossing Powder and die-cut out with the smallest layering die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

3. You will need enough of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to wrap around the colored DSP twice and tie into a knot.

To assemble, wrap the ribbon around the DSP piece twice and tie into a knot, adhere the die-cut sentiment with dimensionals as shown, and then adhere to the embossed foil base layer as shown:

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

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Sending Sunshine in Gray Granite ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of the DSP (also colored with the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend) along the bottom:

For the alternatives:

Card #1-substitued the Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

Card #2-colored the DSP with the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil and blended with a Blender Pen, embossed the Rococo Rose foil sheet with the Brick & Mortar 3D EF, and used Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon (retired).

Card #3-same as above, except used the Whisper White Sheer Ribbon (retired).

Card #4-substituted Champagne Foil Sheet that is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D EF, cut the DSP at 3 ½” x 4” and colored with the Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, and used the Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon (retired).

Card #5-the foil sheet is the same as above, cut the DSP at 4” x 4” and colored with the Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends, and used the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season combo pack.

Aren’t these great cards for any occasion?? Which one is your favorite? There are so many possibilities when you use Stampin’ Blends and emboss the foil sheets! I also found that coloring the DSP works best when you cut the DSP into the smaller pieces and use a circular motion when coloring around the flower images on the DSP, makes blending easier when you have to come back to a section to continue coloring.

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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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