I’m officially head-over-heels with the True Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! In the pack there’s twelve different black and white designs on twelve double-sided sheets (two of each). So far I haven’t found one I don’t like especially since it’s perfect for colouring. Today I pulled out my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, but in the end used just one single. The result was stunning, even if I do say so myself.
POOL PARTY STAMPIN’ BLENDS
I began my card, as so I often do, by cutting a 6″ x 6″ piece of my chosen DSP. This time one of the large floral designs from the True Love DSP pack. Then I cut it into four pieces…
Using my Paper Trimmer I first cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece from my small square of DSP. Then I cut the remaining piece into three by cutting off a 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ strip, followed by a 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ piece. The remaining 2″ x 3-3/4″ strip will be used on another project I’ll show you in a future blog post.
Then all I had to do was colour in the various pieces with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. As I mentioned though my bundle of markers was basically ignored as I ended up only using the dark Pool Party one.
You see I began by colouring in the background around the flowers. By the time I’d finished I’d decided that I actually didn’t need to do any more. The Pool Party background just made the flowers jump off the paper, and that was enough for me.
So with all the pieces coloured I set aside the 2″ x 3-3/4″ piece for another day. Then with the remaining three pieces I set to work on the rest of the card project.
First I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then with my Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess paper using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I mounted the 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ strip onto a 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ strip of Basic Black Card. Then I glued this piece towards the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White Card. This would be used to line my card base which I made next.
Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored some Bermuda Bay Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I glued the Whisper White layer on the inside, and that just left the front of the card to do.
THANKS A BUNCH
I had one last piece of DSP left and I mounted that onto a 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ layer of Basic Black Card. Then I fixed the assembled layers onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my sentiment I found what I needed in the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, “Thanks a bunch”.
So using VersaMark ink I stamped the sentiment onto a 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ strip of Basic Black Card. Next I sprinkled the sticky ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then after removing a few stray specks I melted the rest using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To complete the card I simply put Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the back of the sentiment before attaching it to the floral panel on the front.
It’s funny how not colouring the flowers really makes them stand out. What do you think?
For more ideas using the amazing True Love DSP check out these previous blog posts:
- True love is battling against the storm
- Today I succumbed to Magenta Madness
- Happy Thoughts for sentiments
- Braces, suspenders and a tie (but no suit)