Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun and easy card featuring products from the Heart & Home Suite! Can you believe in a few short weeks the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog will retire?? Sadly, some of the products from the Heart & Home Suite will be retiring, like the beautiful Heart & Home Designer Series Paper! So, I put my “creative cap” on to come up with a way to use both sides of one sheet of DSP and use Watercolor Pencils. I have sadly ignored both sets of watercolor pencils, but I was able to figure out a way to use them and coordinate with the colors of the DSP. I tried to keep the colors simple, then this way you can easily CASE this card and use the whole sheet of DSP to make four wonderful cards!
To start, I used this design from the Heart & Home DSP, cutting two 4” x 12” pieces and then cutting them again along the 12” side at 5 ¼”, for two 4” x 5 ¼” pieces, and then cutting the 1 ½” x 4” pieces in half (¾” x 4”) for the inside. I used one of the Basic Borders Dies along the very bottom of the DSP, this will be your base layer for the card front:
For the third 4” x 12” piece of DSP, along the 12” side I cut at 2 ¾”, which will give you four of these 2 ¾” x 4” pieces, and you will have one 1” x 4” strip, which you can use for another card or discard. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the smaller flower stamp from the Blessings of Home stamp set in Basic Gray ink:
For the card front, you will need:
1. I used Granny Apple Green and Garden Green Watercolor Pencils to color in the leaves, Crushed Curry to color in the flower centers, and Cajun Craze to lightly color in the flower petals and firmly to add darker color to the flower petal lines on the stamped DSP image. I used a blender pen to blend the colors on the leaves and flower centers and lightly on the petal, excluding the darker penciled lines. I found if you go over the whole petal, it blends the watercolor and the darker lines do not stand out.
2. You will need one of the Cinnamon Cider Heart & Home Doilies, cut in half.
3. Use enough of the Denim Ribbon to tie into a bow.
4. Two large and one small Brushed Brass Butterflies, not pictured.
I first adhered the die-cut DSP base layer to a Thick Basic White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, adhered each doily half to the DSP base layer with the edge of the doily lined up with the edge of the DSP, adhered the 2 ¾” x 4” stamped DSP layer over the doilies, use a glue dot to adhere the denim bow, and place the Brushed Brass Butterflies as shown:
For the inside, cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, stamp the flower stamp as shown in Basic Gray ink:
This is such an easy way to make four wonderful cards from one sheet of DSP! I originally did not decide to use the Basic Border Die at first, but I liked how it coordinated with the doily and gave the card front a more elegant look! I really will miss the wood plank design from this DSP! Don’t forget, all products that are on the retirement list from the JJ 2022 Mini Catalog are only available while supplies last!
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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!