Saturday, August 14, 2010

DSP Day - Bright Birthday

I love Designer Paper!  This is probably no surprise from my projects.  Even when I start a project thinking I'll only use cardstock, like yesterday's Favorite Dress layout, I cave.  I just can't resist buying beautiful pattern paper and adding it to my projects.  Since I can't resist the purchases, I'd better be using the paper! 

As I'm doing more and more cards with Designer Series Paper (DSP), I've decided to make these cards a regular feature of my blog.  A completed card, a sketch, and some project notes will be featured one day per week.  I'm not sure which day but for this week it is Saturday.

The card above uses some of my paper stash - a discontinued designer paper from Stampin' Up!  Often I buy DSP for scrapbooking projects and then use the remains for cards. This paper was originally used for last summer's pages about the kids visit to our house.  The bright colors are perfect for my son-in-law's birthday. 

Project Notes: 
  • The DSP creates the background for this card.  Stripes and polka dots are incredibly versatile.  The stripe directed the color choices for the stamped elements - orange, green, Brilliant Blue and light blue.
  • The tiny stripe at the bottom was a last minute addition to balance the card.  A little DSP can go a long way in adding a touch of color where it is needed.
  • There was a large stripe paper in this collection.  I cut the tag and the strip of orange at the bottom from these large pattern stripes.
  • This particular paper had coordinating ribbon and since I still have a lot of paper, I conserved ribbon by trimming rather than wrapping the ends.  The ribbon is attached with stamples.   A pleat and brad in the middle adds interest and is a change from bows - a little more masculine too.
  • My Only Orange ink is dry so I stamped in Versamark and embossed to get a similar effect.
Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll plan on another DSP day late next week - Friday or Saturday.  Feedback is always appreciated.

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Circles and Dots by Inkadinkado; Plenty of Paisley by Paper Studio
Ink: Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Versamark
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue
DSP and ribbon:  Jersey Shore by SU!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I wish you lived closer to Michigan. I could use some help with my windows! Lovely card! Thanks for your comment on my blog.


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