May 26, 2020

PEACEFUL POPPIES DSP

Did you ever have a piece of paper you loved so much you were afraid to cut into it? C'mon. You know you have! There are so many luscious Designer Series Paper designs offered by Stampin' Up! There have honestly been times that I purchased an entire pack of DSP because I was in love with a single design in the mix. I ended up hoarding it and hoarding it, saving it for just the right project. 

Years later, it's still in my stash. Uh, no good.

When I received my pack of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, there were several designs that I was in love with. Unfortunately, this DSP is scheduled for retirement as of June 2, and I haven't yet used up the pack! As usual.

One of the sheets in this pack is so lovely in its entirety, I wasn't sure how to use it. So I hesitated. 

Finally, I took courage and carried it to the paper cutter. The sheet consists of an identical 12" long design on each of two sides, with a bit of fluff in the center. 

Wanting to preserve the looks of it as much as possible, I cut a piece that measured 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Yes, the size of the front of a standard card.

I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up onto a same-size Whisper White card base. Although I thought it was lovely as is, I figured I should put SOME sort of effort into the creation of a card.

Following is what I eventually decided to do:


As I said previously, I wanted to preserve the looks of this paper as much as possible, so I was very limiting in what I added to it.


I stamped the single poppy from the Painted Poppies stamp set (page 26 in the Mini Catalog. This set WILL be in the new Annual Catalog!) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and colored it in with Stampin' Blends. 

Then using two of the precious dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set, on page 20 of the Mini Catalog, I cut out the colored poppy, as well as the tiny sentiment.. This die set too will appear in the Annual Catalog, which goes live June 3.


I popped the tiny sentiment up onto the poppy image, then the whole thing to the card front among the poppies on the DSP. Adding a couple Basic Rhinestones colored with Stampin' Blends finished off the look.


Even though the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper sheet itself gives this card quite a splash in appearance, it truly is a simple card. I think I {love} it.


If you want this lush pack of Designer Series Paper, you have a week before it retires! Quickly!

Poppy
Smiles.


31 comments:

  1. This card is so pretty! Love the colors and the layering.

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  2. I totally relate. I have many papers I have a hard time cutting into. And some of my favorites are also too strong to nicely blend with others. Maybe I'll get into more paper work this summer!

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    1. Oh, I know. There are so many luscious papers available! Much too pretty to do anything with besides look at them and admire. Good luck with your future paper work! Have fun.

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  3. What a beautiful card! I love your poppies! Great work.

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  4. Glad to know I am not the only one who does that! I have a few papers that I have hoarded and held onto throughout the years. This is such a beautiful card. Pinned.

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    1. Thanks so much! They can be way too tempting to pass up, but then . . .

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  5. Poppies are beautiful in real life, and you have captured them with your art.

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    1. Thank you, Michele! I agree -- poppies are wondrously beautiful!

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  6. These are so beautiful 🙋🏼‍♀️ I’d luv to invite you to share it with us over at Charming Homes and Gardens Wednesday - Sunday https://www.dabblinganddecorating.com/single-post/2020/03/31/Charming-Homes-Gardens-Wednesday-Link-Party

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! I am planning on taking you up on your invitation.

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  7. Beautiful card. The colors are amazing. I do the same thing with fabric and just don't want to cut it up unless I have to. Crazy obsessions we have. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

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  8. gorgeous card, that paper is amazing,I may just need to make something inspired by that. thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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    1. Thanks! I'm so glad you like it and that I was able to inspire you!

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  9. I have had quilt fabric that I don’t want to cut, so I know exactly what you mean. This is a beautiful card, Linda! I will be featuring it on Creative Compulsions this week.

    Thank you for sharing with Creative Compulsions!
    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  11. I love poppies, Linda, so this card really appeals to me! Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. Take care and stay safe and well. Have a lovely week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, April! Poppies are one of my favorite flowers too!

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  12. Your card is lovely, Linda... Love the white touches look like leather! So cool! I'm excited to be sharing you on Tuesday Turn About tomorrow! Pinned!

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  13. this is beautiful indeed, Linda! I love to see the poppies and how they pop out!. Cheers from #OMHGWW and hope you will join us again

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