After my flowery thank you card a couple of days ago I thought it was time for a simpler card. So today’s project pairs new Designer Series Papers (DSP) with an older but still available stamp set. It might be snowing again outside inside it’s bright and cheerful.
My project began with the argyle / harlequin design from the Country Club 12″ x 12″ DSP pack. Looking at the colours in the design I decided to use Mint Macaron as my coordinating colour. So I began by cutting and scoring a piece of Mint Macaron Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the card base.
Next I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to mount a 3″ x 4″ piece of the argyle pattern to a separate layer of Mint Macaron Card and set it aside.
After that I used liquid glue to fix some of the paper to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then using Paper Snips I trimmed the paper to shape using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Finally I glued a 3/4″ strip of the DSP to the right-hand edge of a layer of Whisper White Card before adding it to the inside of the card base.
With the argyle pieces done I turned to the Peaceful Poppies 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. While there are lots of floral images in this pack there are also some great background designs too. I chose the Mossy Meadow ‘watercolour wash’ design to pick up more of the green in the bright argyle piece, and glued it to the front of the card base.
I was now ready for the happy birthday sentiment and for that I pulled out the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set. This set is not new, but it is still available. I chose this set because the large sentiment would stand out well against the bright background while not detracting from it. So using Mint Macaron ink I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White Card before mounting it onto a strip of Mint Macaron Card.
To complete my project I used more liquid glue to fix the bright argyle DSP piece to the background on my card base. Then I added the layered sentiment over the top with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I’m really pleased with how this project turned out. It’s bright and cheerful and would be great for the guys, or perhaps older children who’ve gone past the cute card stage. What do you think?
Here’s some other blog posts with projects using the Country Club Designer Series Paper.