Over the past week or so I’ve brought you projects using a limited range of colours. Today’s card project is another of these. This time I’ve taken my inspiration from the Hello, Irresistible 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. The deep greeny-blue of Pretty Peacock pairs beautifully with the very pale green that is Soft Sea Foam. While it’s a simple layout, I decided to try something new with the arrangement of the layers. For my sentiment I pulled out another Online Exclusive product, the Growth Takes Time Stamp Set.
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As you might expect, I began my project with one of the more abstract patterns from the Hello, Irresistible DSP pack. The sheet I chose has a combination of Pretty Peacock and Soft Sea Foam in a sort of watercolour wash effect. I decided to pair this with Very Vanilla and pulled out a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.
After cutting a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the DSP I glued it to the envelope flap using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then with my Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess paper, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I used my Paper Trimmer to cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Soft Sea Foam Card. With the long side at the top I scored the card at 4-1/4″, then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
From there I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card, along with a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the DSP. Using liquid glue I attached the DSP down the right-hand edge of the card layer, before fixing the assembled piece inside the card base.
Now I needed one final piece of the DSP and cut that at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. This was glued to the front of the card base to cover it completely.
All I had left to do was create the layers for the card front and I started with two 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strips of Soft Sea Foam Card. After a little experimentation I decided to cut a 1-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Pretty Peacock Card. Then I glued the Soft Sea Foam strips on top leaving a 1/8″ gap between them and at the sides. With that done I attached the assembled layers down the centre of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Turning to the Growth Takes Time Stamp Set I chose “be patient, your time will come”. Using Pretty Peacock ink I stamped the sentiment onto a 2-5/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then I cut a 2-3/4″ x 3″ piece of Pretty Peacock Card and glued the sentiment on top.
I wanted the sentiment layer to really stand out so on the back I stacked two Stampin’ Dimensionals in each corner. Then down the centre I put another couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals just one high. Finally I fixed the sentiment in the centre of the card front.
To finish I tied a simple bow from 8″ of Linen Thread. Then using a rolled Mini Glue Dot I attached the bow to the sentiment layer and my card was complete.
I love how the design of this card really draws the eye in to the sentiment. It’s a layout that would be perfect for any large sentiment you may have.
For more projects created using the Hello, Irresistible DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Irresistible vellum
- By my side once more
- Frosted dots
- IDEAS Blog Hop: ribbon scraps
- Irresistible idea
- Tailor made
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES – The Growth Takes Time Stamp Set and Hello, Irresistible DSP are part of Stampin’ Up!’s Online Exclusives range. This means they’re not found in any catalogue and could be discontinued without warning. For this reason and to avoid disappointment, if you want either of these products please order them right away.