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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This is the second card we made at our stamp club meeting last week. It uses the Color & Contour stamp set along with the coordinating dies called Scalloped Contours. These dies are the best! They cut out five different scalloped shapes with stitching as well as a scalloped border and two dies that cut out the flowers in the stamp set. If you buy the stamp set and the dies in a bundle, you can save 10%.
To make this card, I first cut out the large scalloped rectangle in Basic White card stock. Then I ran it through the Cut & Emboss machine using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder to add a little texture to the background of the card. Then I cut out the smaller scalloped rectangle in Fresh Freesia cardstock and layered both of these on a Fresh Freesia card base. I stamped the flower in Memento Black Ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. The Color & Contour stamp set is a two step stamp set which means it takes two or more stamps to make an image. I used the second stamp to add color to the flowers using Fresh Freesia ink. Then I used a Soft Succulent Stampin Blends to color the leaves. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink and then adhered the Genial Gems to add a little sparkle to the card.
Well we finally made it back to the cottage. It was a very, very long trip but we broke it up into two days which made it easier. We are so glad to be back to our “happy” place. It is pretty chilly here compared to Nashville so I am glad we brought some clothes for cooler weather. When we left Nashville it was 91 degrees. Today it is 60 and there is a frost warning for tonight! Yikes! We have definitely become Southerners when it comes to cold weather!
I made this card using the Color & Contour Bundle. This bundle includes the stamp set called Color & Contour and the coordinating dies called Scalloped Contours. I am in love with these dies. They cut out the two flowers in the stamp set but they also have the scalloped border I used for this card and five scalloped rectangles.
To make this card I first stamped the flower image in Memento Black Ink. The flowers are a two step stamp which means it takes two or more stamps to make one image. I stamped the inside of the flowers using Daffodil Delight Ink and I used my Old Olive Stampin Blends to color the leaves. I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink. Then I cut out the piece of cardstock using the scalloped border die and then again on a piece of Calypso Coral card stock. The Designer Series Paper I used is called You’re A Peach. Lastly, I added some 2021-2023 InColor Gems.
Here is the first sunset of the year at the cottage. We missed these in the winter time in Nashville.
I know I have said this many times but one of my favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator is we get to see the new catalogs coming out early and we get to order some of the products before it goes live. We are able to order most everything in the Mini Catalogs but we are only given a few choices in the Annual Catalog. I have no patience and can’t wait to get my hands on new products.
One of the first bundles I was able to order during the pre-order period was the Color & Contour Bundle. This bundle includes the stamp set called Color & Contour and the coordinating dies called Scalloped Contours. I just love dies that cut out background shapes (especially if they have stitching on them). The dies cut out the flower shapes but they also include a stitched scalloped border edge and FIVE scalloped rectangles that are all a little bit different. I used two of them on this card.
To make this card, I decided to use three of the NewInColors – Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia. This stamp set is a two-step set which means it takes two or more stamps to make an image. I first stamped the flower heads using Memento Black Ink and then stamped the inside of the flowers using the new InColors. I stamped the leaves and stems from a different stamp in this set using Old Olive Ink and then cut them out using the coordinating die. I cut off the flowers that go with the stems and leaves and attached the other flower to them. I adhered them to a piece of Basic White cardstock that I had cut out using the second largest scalloped rectangle die. I place all of that on a piece of Fresh Freesia cardstock that I had cut out using the largest scalloped die.
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Many Messages and cut it out using the Messages die.