With all the excitement over the Stampin’ Up! 2022/2023 Annual Catalogue I thought it was time to remind you that the January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue is coming to an end and a lot of those products will be retired. Essentially if a product from the ‘Mini’ is not in the Annual Catalogue you should assume it will appear on the Retiring List on May 25th. Of all those products, the item I will miss most will definitely be the New Horizons 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (DSP).
The New Horizons DSP is so pretty I had a hard time choosing which one of the designs to use today. In the end I went with a tranquil water scene for my ‘miss you’ card.
I began by cutting across the bottom of the DSP at 2-1/4″. This gave me a piece to decorate the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. To do this I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) and fixed the DSP to the flap. Then I simply trimmed off the excess with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next, from the left side of the remaining part of the DSP sheet I cut a 2-1/2″ section for the front of the card. Using liquid glue I mounted the DSP onto a 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Basic White Card and set it aside.
It was only now that I began thinking about how I was going to decorate the inside of the card. The DSP I had left was too short for a vertical strip and too narrow for a horizontal one. So I ended up going back to the pack. Luckily I found a 2-3/4″ x 5″ scrap cut from the top of an identical sheet. After trimming 1″ off the left side I used my Paper Snips to fussy-cut along the tops of the ‘trees’. Then with liquid glue I fixed the shaped piece to the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card.
Before putting away my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2:” piece of Night of Navy Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base.
I MISS YOU SENTIMENT
Having chosen the paper I certainly didn’t want to cover it up with a large sentiment so I pulled out the Through It Together Stamp Set. This set has 21 compact sentiments which are ideal for what I had in mind. I chose the very simple “I miss you” and stamped it onto a 1/2″ x 3″ strip of Basic White Card using Night of Navy ink.
Usually when I plan to add a sentiment strip to a project with Stampin’ Dimensionals I stamp it onto heavier card. So now I had a choice to make… re-stamp it onto thick card, layer the existing sentiment on another piece of card or use extra Stampin’ Dimensionals. In the end I decided to add extra card, however I wasn’t happy with adding a visible mat layer. Instead I took some more 1/2″ strips of Basic White Card (left over when cutting the layers I use to line my card bases). All I had to do was trim them to 3″ and glue the sentiment onto two of them.
Now with everything prepared I was ready to put the card together.
First I fixed the layered DSP panel to the centre of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then using liquid glue I added the stacked sentiment across the bottom of the panel.
Finally, using liquid glue I fixed the large Basic White layer inside the card base and my project was complete.
I’m delighted with how this project turned out. That dark card base definitely draws the eye in to the centre of the card and the “I miss you” sentiment”. What do you you think?