I don’t know why but I never seem to remember how nice cards look when you use die cut Designer Series Paper on cards. I usually just use card stock but I really think when you use DSP it adds so much more to a card. Stampin’ Up!® has such beautiful DSP. Each pack has different colors, pattern and textures.
I kind of worked backwards on this card. Normally I choose the stamp set, the colors and then the background. This time I decided to use a piece of Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper for my background first. I cut it out using a die from the set called Scalloped Contours. This particular die cuts out the scalloped edge as well as the stitching around the outside. This die set coordinates with the stamp set called Color & Contour (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).
After that I stamped the three flowers in Memento Black Ink. Color & Contour is a two step stamp set. This means it can take two or more stamps to make one image. I decided not to use the inside of the flowers stamp, but instead I colored the flowers using a Highland Heather, Polished Pink, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Blends.I colored the leaves using a Granny Apple Green Blends. I stamped the sentiment on Gray Granite card stock using Gray Granite ink and then cut the end of it using the same die I used on the background. I adhered everything to a Gray Granite card base. Lastly I added some Matte Decorative Dots.
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