Tuesday, January 24, 2012
From Scrapbooker to Cardmaker: Using Large Print DSP
Some pretty designer series paper (DSP) can be impossible to resist buying and then impossible to use. For me, it is often a pretty floral. I'm finding myself more and more a "B" side scrapper - using the small companion prints as the main papers on my pages. So what am I to do with the larger prints in my stash or that come in collection kits? I can often cut them up in ways that work on pages or on cards.
The card above is made from papers from a Stampin' Up! collection kit. One of the papers featured a large floral print that was just too busy to work on any of my pages or on a card without a lot of trimming. It wasn't just the large print but the number of colors and color contrast - gorgeous but difficult.
The basket weave background is also included in the video. It is a great way to use up some scraps. The sentiment is a rub-on making this a true - no stamping card.
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One thing I forgot to mention in the video: If you are cutting out a design that doesn't have a distinct background like this paper does, you can cut out the design close, mat it on regular cardstock and then trim that it. It is double work but gives a nice effect. It is how I did the design on this card made from Basic Grey DSP:
There will probably be two or three more videos in this series over the next few weeks. Thanks for visiting today!
Ingredients: DSP: Greenhouse Gala by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip by SU!