Have you ever made your own Designer Series Paper? No?? Well, at my September Stamp-In Workshop, my girls did just that!
The background of this card? Nope. Not DSP. Starting with a blank slate of Whisper White, simply add various of the borders from the Bohemian Borders set in alternating colors. So easy. And, don't you think it looks really cool?? Like real DSP?
With the help of the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (page 165), some Stampin' Dimensionals, (page 156), the Elegant Butterfly Punch (page 166), and the Bow Builder Punch (page 167), the end result is a very dimensional card.
Are you chompin' at the bit to learn how to make this card? Well, you're in luck! Here you go:
Crazy About You stamp set (page 106)
Bohemian Borders stamp set (page 96)
Island Indigo cardstock
Wild Wasabi cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Pumpkin Pie ink
Island Indigo ink
Wild Wasabi ink
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Bow Builder Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Corner Rounder Punch
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Island Indigo cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
Use three of the Bohemian Borders stamps in alternating colors of Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi marching down the card to create your design.
Use the Corner Rounder Punch to round all the corners of this piece. Adhere it to the card base.
Punch a butterfly, using the Elegant Butterfly Punch in the lower portion of a 2" x 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Insert the top portion of this piece into the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to create the tag. Round the bottom corners of the tag. Sponge Island Indigo ink lightly around the edges.
Choose whichever combination of words you'd like to use as your sentiment from the plethora of stamps in the Crazy About You set. Apply them to an acrylic block, approximating the distance the words need to be apart from each other. You can check by holding the block with stamps attached over the butterfly-punched tag. Once the words fall at equal distances from the top and bottom of the butterfly, you are set. Stamp the words in Pumpkin Pie.
Insert a 6" length of 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon through the top hole of the tag. Secure it with a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine tied in a knot close to the top of the tag.
Using two Stampin' Dimensionals, one at the top and bottom between the butterfly's wings, attach a square of coordinating DSP that measures 1 7/8" x 1 7/8". Adhere this piece flat to the card front.
Create a little bow with the Bow Builder Punch from Wild Wasabi cardstock. Adhere it to the card front below the butterfly.
NOTE: It has always bothered me that one of these bows created with the Bow Builder Punch would probably not look quite so perky after a trip through the mail on its way to the recipient. Accidentally, I set something heavy on top of one of the bows I had made. The happy discovery from this aggravation was that they look darling when they are FLAT also!