Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Great Layout for Large Images

 I have so many pieces of Designer Series Paper that have beautiful large images on them. I hesitate to use them because they are so pretty as a whole. Most of the time the flip side is a small pattern and that is what I wind up using. A couple of weeks ago Mojo Monday blog shared this layout and it was an "Aha moment" for me. I grabbed some of those large pattern pieces and made these cards.
I wanted to share the inside of the poppy card. I love how it mimics the front. This is one of the many reasons I use Stampin' Up! for my paper crafting projects; everything coordinates!

And let me share a fun trick for stamping different portions of an expression on two different areas. For the poppy card the first part of the expression is stamped on the outside. Then I cleaned that part of the stamp and dried it. But if you've tried this you know it is really hard to get it completely dry so you don't have a shadow of that portion when you ink the rest and stamp it elsewhere. In the past I've tried to use the sticky portion of a sticky note on it. But this time I used a little washi tape. Works great and peels right off when you are finished. Thanks to Linda Heller for that tip!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Latch Card

I saw this Latch Card cut and layout on Split Coast Stampers. It was fun to look at my stamp sets and see what I wanted to create. The nice part about these cards is the little circle becomes part of both the front and the interior of the card.
The top card uses the Nuts About You stamp set and the Picture This set for the inside expression. I really wanted to use the Nuts About You with the bird and bird nest for this card but it wasn't quite tall enough to fill the space so I added the Garden Green grass made with Fringe Scissors to the base.

The bottom card uses the Pleasant Poppies stamp set with the moth from Nature Walk stamp set. The expression on the inside comes from Butterfly Basics stamp set.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Another Pack of Scraps Used!

A couple of weeks ago I felt challenged to use up some of those packs of Designer Series Paper that just had scraps in them. Yesterday I shared that I had finished one. Here's the last of the scraps from another pack. I'm making room for those new packs of DSP from the new catalog. So many pretty designs and color combos!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Herringbone with Designer Series Paper

Brian King has a quick video tutorial on his blog on making this herringbone background using strips of DSP. He uses strips of the same size but I had a packet that was just a lot of strips of varying sizes and so I just used what I had. The expression comes from the Occasions Alphabet and the little heart from Take it To Heart stamp sets. The label is cut using Apothecary Framelits. I made four herringbone background cards; those 12 inch strips go a long way!
Then I had just a few more strips left and used them to make these two cards:

Finally used up that pack of DSP scraps.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Reverse Images

I made the top card for a Monochromatic Card Challenge and then couldn't throw out the
"scraps" and made the lower card. Turns out I like the second card more than the first.