Have you ever just looked at a piece of patterned paper and had an idea pop into your head? That’s what happened yesterday as I was looking through the Hello, Irresistible 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I love the combination of colours used in this pack, especially since Pretty Peacock is one of them. In fact I was torn between two designs on the same sheet. On one side was an elegant plaid pattern, while on the other, a moody watercolour wash. Moody won in the end.
IRRESISTIBLE 6″ x 6″
Having chosen my patterned paper I decided to make this another of my 6×6 designs. These use a 6″ x 6″ piece of paper to decorate the front and inside of a card, along with the envelope. This means that these layouts can be used with both 6″ x 6″ and 12″ x 12″ packs of paper.
So with my moody 6″ x 6″ sheet on hand I started by cutting off a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece. Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the DSP onto the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I simply trimmed off the excess with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
From there I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of paper along with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Using liquid glue once more, I fixed the paper down the right-hand edge of the card and set it aside.
By this point I had decided that my A2 card base should be Pretty Peacock too. So after cutting and scoring the card, I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I glued the Basic White layer on the inside.
That left me with half a sheet of the Hello, Irresistible paper, so I trimmed that down to 3″ x 5-1/2″ and cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Basic White Card. After gluing the DSP down the centre of the card layer, I mounted the assembled piece onto my card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
We’ve had a whole week of rainy days and that DSP pattern had made me think of the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set. I began by stamping the rabbit, the separate puddle and the umbrella onto some Basic White Card using Basic Gray ink. Then I coloured the images using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
I used light and dark Pool Party for the puddle with light and dark Blackberry Bliss on his coat. Then I swapped to dark Petal Pink for his nose, ears and the umbrella. In fact after waiting a minute for the colour to dry I added a little more dark Petal Pink to parts of the umbrella.
From there it all came together quite quickly. I found the coordinating dies in the Playing in the Rain Dies set and cut out my stamped images. Then I fixed the puddle to my card front with liquid glue, followed by the rabbit and umbrella with pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my sentiment I went back to the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set and chose “Rainy days are better with you”. Using Basic Gray ink I stamped the sentiment onto some Basic White Card. Then in the Timeless Arrangements Dies I found a decorative rectangle die that was the perfect size. Once I’d die-cut the sentiment I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I finished off with a few Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels and my rain inspired card was complete.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES – You won’t find the Hello, Irresistible paper in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue as it’s part of their Online Exclusives range. This range changes regularly as new items are added and others are discontinued. More seasonal products were added in the past few days so make sure you check them out. Just remember to order right away as there’s no guarantee how long Online Exclusive items will remain avaialable.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Timeless Arrangements Dies and coordinating stamp set (not used today) as the ‘Timeless Arrangements Bundle’. Using the single item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two products separately. I’ve included both options below so you can explore them further if you wish.