One Stamp Set + One Sheet of DSP = Six Unique Cards!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which features the Beautifully Happy stamp set and Dandy Designs 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper! As you may know, Sale-A-Bration is going on now thru February 28th, 2023, so I thought I would have a little “fun” with one of the stamp sets and DSP’s that are available! For this card, I decided to use a basic template for every card, but added different colors, ribbon, and embellishments. Since there is no die-cutting, punches, or complicated measurements involved, this is basically a “simple stamping” card and adding ribbon and embellishments make it look not so simple!

The base layer for the card front is this design from the Dandy Designs DSP, cut into six 4” x 5 ¼” pieces:

For this card, you will need the following for the rest of the card front, however, I will show you the other alternatives that I made:

1. For all six cards, I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 ½” x 3 ¼” and used my Stamparatus to stamp the large flower outline and the second step fill in stamps. I marked on the base where to place the cardstock at exactly each time, stamped the large flower in Smoky Slate ink, used the other side of the plate to line up the second step flower fill in and used sponge daubers with Calypso Coral and Mango Melody inks to color the flowers, and used both sides of the other Stamparatus plate to line up the second step leaf fill in stamps with a sponge dauber and Pear Pizzazz ink to color the leaves. I used a Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color the center of the large flower, and Old Olive Watercolor Pencil to color the stem of the flower, a Wink of Stella Pen on the flowers and stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray ink.

2. Cut a 4 ¼” (ish) piece of the Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon.

3. You will need two of the Dragonfly Trinkets.

To assemble the card, adhere the strip of ribbon about an 1” up from the bottom of the DSP base layer, use dimensionals to adhere the 4 ½” x 3 ¼” piece of cardstock to the base layer, I cut a glue dot in half for each Dragonfly Trinket to place behind the wings to adhere as shown, and this completed piece is adhered to a Thick Basic White 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 in Basic Gray ink, the small flower outline in Smoky Slate ink, stamp the flower center in Daffodil Delight ink, a sponge dauber with Calypso Coral ink for the second step flower fill in stamp, and a sponge dauber with Pear Pizzazz ink for the second step leaf fill in stamp:

For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, I stamped the small flower in the bottom corner the same way as the inside of the card:

Alternative #1:

1. Card base is Night of Navy cardstock.

2. Stamped the large outline flower in Sahara Sand ink, stamped the bumble bees in Basic Gray ink, and stamped the dotted background stamp in Smoky Slate ink.

3. Used three 5mm Pearl Basic Jewels

Alternative #2:

1. Card base is Sahara Sand cardstock.

2. Stamp the large flower image on Fluid 100 Paper, use Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencils to color in and a Blender Pen to blend, use a Basic Black Watercolor Pencil to trace the stamp bumblebees.

3. Used Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and one of the Brushed Brass Butterfly.

Alternative #3:

1. Card base is Basic Black cardstock.

2. I sponged Daffodil Delight on all the flowers and then used a sponge dauber with Calypso Coral around the edges of three flowers, filled in the background around the flowers with the dotted stamp in Smoky Slate ink.

3. Tied a piece of the crinkled seam ribbon into a bow and used two of the small Brushed Brass Butterflies.

Alternative #4:

1. Card base is Smoky Slate cardstock.

2. Stamped the second step stamps on the ink pad versus using a sponge dauber.

3. Used Light Basic Black and Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color in the bumblebees and used three 5mm Pearl Basic Jewels.

Alternative #5:

1. Card base is Calypso Coral cardstock.

2. With sponge daubers, inked the large flower in Calypso Coral, the two side flowers in Daffodil Delight with Calypso Coral on the ends, and the two small flowers in Mango Melody inks.

3. Used three 5mm Pearl Basic Jewels.

How fun and versatile each of these cards are and I really like the “pop” of color using the Night of Navy ribbon! While using this stamp set, there are some “examples” that didn’t make the cut because I didn’t like how they turned out, however, what I did discover is that I liked the stamped images more when I used a sponge dauber versus stamping directly on the ink pad and I liked the flower outline stamped in Smoky Slate ink versus Sahara Sand ink. So, if you are one that doesn’t like to make several of the exact same cards, this is an easy way to several uniquely different cards!

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