Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Playing With DSP - More simple cards for Beginner Crafters

 Hi Everyone,

I'm playing with designer series papers to follow a sketch. Using a sketch is a great way to get some inspiration and to use up scraps of card and dsp. As you will see, you don't have to follow it exactly, it's a starting point. In one I have used all the elements but in the other I have left off the sentiment layer and stamped on the dsp instead.

In the Bloom Where You Are Planted version, I have made the card landscape and tried to make it look like a wooden planter with lots of exotic foliage planted in it, I've used a single row of the brick paper to cover the join in the papers and look like the top of the planter.  I've stamped on the dsp using the All Squared Away stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink.  On the inside I have used a strip of the foliage dsp to decorate it.

In the Simply Elegant version, I have made the card portrait and used a strip of real red to cover the join between the two papers.  This time I have added the sentiment layer and stamped in real red ink using the All Squared Away stamp set and I have decorated the inside too.

This is the sketch that I followed

As you can see, sketches sometimes give you the dimensions of the pieces but you can just adapt it and use what you have. You can make it portrait or landscape and use it with any dsp, coloured cards and stamp sets. Sketches are really versatile.  Have a look on Pinterest and see if you can find one you like and have a go.

My card blanks are always 5 7/8" x 8 1/4", scored and folded at 4 1/8". A full list of everything that I used is at the bottom of the page.

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Karen X
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