I’m still obsessed with the new Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP) and determined that this year I’ll use it to the max. I hate to waste my crafting supplies and will save the smallest pieces of card and DSP ‘just in case’. Today’s project is another idea for using those small scraps. For this masculine card I used just pieces from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.
CRACKED ICE TECHNIQUE
I began by creating my card base using Thick Whisper White Card.
Then I got to work on the background using my ‘cracked-ice technique’ and Seaside Spray ink on Whisper White Card.
Cracked Ice is a really simple technique where I scrunch up some Saran Wrap (cling film) into a loose ball and tap it gently onto the ink pad. I gently tap the Saran Wrap onto the card once or twice and then reink it and repeat, until I’ve covered the whole piece.
To make sure the effect is random I move the card a little between each reinking.
Once the layer was finished I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach it to a layer of Seaside Spray Card. Then this was added to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next I used the same cracked ice technique to decorate the flap of a Whisper White Envelope.
Finally I masked off all but a 1″ strip down the right-hand edge of another layer of Whisper White Card. Then I used the cracked ice technique to decorate the visible strip. With that done I fixed the layer inside the card base.
The image for my card comes from the A Good Man Stamp Set. I started by stamping the man and child onto various pieces from the Woven Threads DSP using Tuxedo Black ink.
Then I cut out the pieces using my Paper Snips, beginning with the Sahara Sand piece of DSP and cutting out the whole image. I decided this would be a perfect ‘skin tone’ and save me having to do any colouring on the image. Then from the other pieces of DSP I just cut sections of the image.
There’s only a tiny bit of the child’s trousers visible so instead of fiddling with slivers of DSP I first cut the child’s trousers and man’s T-shirt together from the Terracotta Tile design (top left). Then I cut just the man’s T-shirt from the Seaside Spray design (top right).
To help explain this, here’s a photo showing all the pieces I cut and stamped from the Woven Threads DSP.
Once it was all cut, I used liquid glue to attach everything to the Sahara Sand piece. With that done, I fixed it to the front of the card.
That just left the sentiment which also comes from the A Good Man Stamp Set.
I stamped the sentiment onto Thick Whisper White Card using Pretty Peacock ink to coordinate with the colour of the child’s top.
Then I cut it out using the #3 oval die from the Stitched Shapes Dies (counting from the smallest up).
Finally I attached the sentiment to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
I really like how this project turned out, it’s a little fiddly with the fussy-cutting and paper piecing, but so worth the effort. What do you think?