For someone who used to say they didn’t use much Designer Series Paper (DSP) in their designs, I appear to have changed. Perhaps it’s because my papercrafting skills and interests have evolved over the years. I suspect however that I simply see a beautiful pattern on almost every sheet that Stampin’ Up! sells.
Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper is one such pack. Rich colours, copper foil accents and designs for Christmas and other occasions. I’m having a hard time NOT reaching for it every chance I get.
This project made during my recent 24 cards in 24 hours personal challenge all began with this beautiful pattern. The colours are mainly Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide and that influenced the other parts of the design.
I started with Thick Whisper White Card cut and scored using my Stampin’ Trimmer. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the card base.
Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed a layer of Tranquil Tide card to the front. This was followed by the patterned paper also using liquid glue.
The large friendship at Christmas sentiment comes from the Feathers & Frost Stamp Set, and was stamped onto Whisper White Card using Merry Merlot ink.
I wanted the sentiment to really stand out so decided to die-cut it. After a looking at a few different options I settled on the large die from the Stitched Labels Framelits.
Once I’d cut out the sentiment on my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
SIMPLE FINISHING TOUCHES
To complete the project I chose a large but simple flourish from the Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set.
Using Merry Merlot ink I stamped the flourish in the centre near the top of a layer of Whisper White Card. This was fixed inside the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I stamped the flourish in the centre of the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope and I was finished.
This really is a simple card design that would be simple to make in bulk. You could dress is up with a little ribbon, or some scattered sequins or jewels. Or you could just leave the beautiful pattern of the paper to speak for itself.
In case you missed them, here are some of my earlier blog posts featuring the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper.
BUNDLE BONUS – The Stitched Labels Framelits Dies can be purchased in a bundle with the coordinating Stitched All Around Stamp Set. The Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set can be purchased in a bundle with the coordinating Merry Christmas Thinlits. Or you can buy all these items separately. If you like having coordinating items though, you’ll save 10% if you order them using the bundle item number. Even though I only used one part of each of these two bundles, I’ve included links to them so you can explore these further if you wish.
Quite possibly a little bit of both, Tracy! This is probably my hands down favourite DSP of the season, which is why I doubled at. Something I rarely do, but … I cannot but agree with you, SU has really knocked it out of the park on their DSPs lately. And I LOVE that ‘Stitched Labels’ die bundle too … this is a really BEAUTIFUL card, without an enormous amount of effort. Love the colours too … and the flourish on the back flap of the envelope! Clean, simple, elegant … perfect! All of it! Lol Well, it’s true in my humble opinion.
Tracy Elsom says
Thank you Geraldine. I certainly agree with you about the Designer Series Paper, it’s getting harder and harder to resist.