Although Stampin’ Up!® offers a variety of Designer Series Paper packs, there are just times when you can’t find the right design or you want to use different colors. To solve this you can make your own designs using stamp sets. This is exactly what I decided to do using the Lovely You stamp set. Lovely You has a lot of smaller leaf and flower images that are perfect to make your own DSP. Plus it has eleven different sentiments which can cover any occasion or sentiment you want.
The background on this card was quick and easy to make. I first randomly stamped one of the flower images in Mango Melody ink on a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Basic White card stock. Then I stamped another one using Coastal Cabana followed by Granny Apple Green and the smallest stamp using Highland Heather ink until I felt that the background was done. I cut the piece down to 3.75″ x 5″. Next I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink on a 3/4″ wide piece of Mango Melody card stock. Then I cut out one end using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. I then punch out a 1″ piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and layered them together. I layered the background piece onto a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ of Mango Melody card stock and a Granny Apple Green card base.