There’s nothing worse than finding something you like only to discover it’s out of stock. With global transport issues headline news it’s no surprise that Stampin’ Up! has been affected too. However I’ve been pleasantly surprised how few of their products have been out of stock at any particular time. Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper (DSP) has been unavailable for a while but is now back. So to celebrate I wanted to bring you this congratulations card I created last month.
STUNNING BLACKBERRY BEAUTY
I designed this card to showcase the stunning Rich Razzleberry and gold foil pattern from the Blackberry Beauty DSP. This particular leafy pattern is a great one as it works well for masculine / gender neutral cards.
I began with the card base, using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next from the Blackberry Beauty sheet I cut a piece 3″ x 5-1/2″. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the paper to the card base up against the crease. Then I added a 3/16″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Rich Razzleberry Card along the edge of the DSP.
Going back to the Blackberry Beauty sheet I cut my next piece at 3/4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I glued this piece down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. Finally I edged the left side of the DSP with a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Rich Razzleberry Card, before fixing the layer inside the card base.
My last piece of the DSP was cut to 2-1/4″ x 6″ and glued onto the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
All I had left to do was the sentiment, and for that I turned to the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.
Using VersaMark ink I stamped “Congratulations” onto a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. After removing a few stray specks I melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
I love the organic look of the patterned paper and wanted the sentiment to reflect the soft curves of the DSP. I found the perfect shape in the Tasteful Labels Dies that even added a subtle embossed border around the edge.
Once the sentiment was cut I added three golden embellishments from the Gilded Gems pack. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back I attached the sentiment to the card front. With that my project was complete.
This congratulations card really was quite quick to put together despite the heat embossing and die-cutting. But the star of the show is definitely that Blackberry Beauty paper don’t you think?
Christmas may just have come early with the news that Stampin’ Up! is having a three day Seasonal Sale from November 16 to 18. Check your wish list for card, ink pads and dies from the 2021/2022 Annual Catalogue and prepare to save.
Cardstock will be available at 10% off, Classic Stampin’ Pads at 15% off, while dies will be 20% off!
There are a few exceptions so check the Seasonal Sale Flyer for the full list of products included and the sale prices. Don’t forget when shipping and taxes are calculated they’ll be done on the sale price so you’ll save there too.
There’s not much I need as far as coloured cardstock is concerned, but I will definitely be stocking up on both weights of Basic White and Very Vanilla. I may just treat myself to some dies too.
The Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock listed below will be 10% cheaper if you order these between November 16-18. The versatile Tasteful Labels Dies used today (which happen to be my favourite) will be 20% cheaper during that same period.