No stamping required!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Country Club Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Mini Catalog! This is part of the Country Club Suite, which is perfect for the golfer in your life! Not only that, but if you are planning what to make for Father’s Day or have a more bright and colorful cards, this would also be perfect! Yes, I know that Father’s Day is down the road and we literally just celebrated Christmas….just throwing ideas out there! Lol Trust me, I’m still recovering from the Christmas rush to get everything made, out the door, and spending time with family. So, why not show you an easy card to make that requires NO stamping? That’s right, one of the designs from the DSP has a side that you can color (or not) and it cuts perfectly to make 12 smaller cuts at 3” x 4”. I thought this would be perfect to get out both sets of the Watercolor Pencils and the Aqua Painter for today’s card!

I cut one strip at 4” and then cut each scene at 3”, which there are 3 different scenes, and if you cut down a 12” x 12”, you will get 4 of each scene. For this card, I chose to color this scene:

The base layer is this DSP design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Whisper White Baker’s Twine to tie around the DSP twice, to crisscross the front.

2. A 2 ½” x 4” piece of Vellum cardstock embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder (I put a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock behind it so you could see).
3. Color in the scenery with Watercolor Pencils using Garden Green for the trees, Early Espresso for the tree trunks, Balmy Blue for the water, Granny Apple Green for the grass, Crushed Curry for the shirt, Night of Navy for the pants, Basic Black for the hat and gloves, mix Balmy Blue and Whisper White for the sky, and mix Flirty Flamingo (very light) with Whisper White to color the arm. I used the small tipped aqua painter to blend (or color) the colors on the DSP. Tip-be very easy with the amount of water used, as you can see I used a bit too much for the sky and the paper will start to crinkle up.

To assemble, I first adhered the embossed Vellum cardstock in the middle of the DSP and then wrapped the baker’s twine around to crisscross the front:

I then adhered the scenery on top with dimensionals and adhered this completed piece to a Night of Navy 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” and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the side:

Viola! Now you have a “no stamped card”! I know, that’s because technically I left the inside sentiment blank! Lol Think of it this way, you can now make some quick and easy “blank” cards to have on hand for any occasion! How many times have you needed a card at the last minute? For me, it’s usually because my husband asks me “Hey, can you make a card for…?” and I tell him I already have one, just need to stamp the inside sentiment! 

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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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Floral Essence, Vellum Cardstock, and Watercolor Pencils

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful card made from the Perennial Essence Suite! Sometimes a card starts with just a piece of designer series paper and what better DSP than the Perennial Essence DSP? When I first received this DSP, I cut some of it up so I would have 4” x 5 ¼” pieces ready to go. Even though this DSP looks more like it was painted on, I thought I would try to incorporate making a watercolor flower. Remember last fall SU! introduced Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2? They were a “special purchase” and I thought for sure they would wind up in a catalog, but then they just disappeared….Well, they are back in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and I used a couple of these to color in the vellum flower on the card front!

I used Vellum cardstock to heat emboss the flower from Floral Essence in gold, colored the center of the flower with Crushed Curry and the outer petals with Flirty Flamingo Watercolor Pencil, using my Blender Pen to fill in the coloring. (I put a piece of Whisper White cardstock behind the flower so you could see it a little better):

For the card front, I fussy cut the flower out of the vellum, used this design from the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, used the fourth largest layering Stitched Rectangle die to cut out of the So Saffron Vellum, and stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink, cutting out with the second largest rectangle Stitched Rectangle die (the sentiment should be in the bottom right side):

There’s a couple ways to adhere the vellum to the DSP, you can use liquid glue and a sponge to spread on the backside or you can hide snail behind the sentiment piece and use glue dots in the corners (I have embellishments that I’m using that will hide these) or if you have the adhesive sheets left over from the previous catalog, you can cut a piece and use that. I adhered the vellum to the DSP, aligning to the left bottom corner, and then adhered the sentiment across, close to the bottom of the vellum:

The base layer is adhered to a So Saffron card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I used liquid glue to adhere the vellum flower to the sentiment piece and placed a Perennial Essence Flower Center in the center. In three of the corners of the vellum piece, I used the gold Designer Elements:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is in Flirty Flamingo ink, and the flowers are in So Saffron ink:

Isn’t this a fun card?? As I was putting the card together, the vellum flower started to curl (from the blender pen), so I just used my finger to flatten it out a bit. I was so happy that SU! brought the second assortment of watercolor pencils back! Now you have more core colors to choose from, including some from the color revamp!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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