Thursday, 28 June 2018

Tropical Escape Diamond-Shaped Florals

Hello, Crafters.

I recently made the comment that I have been seeing quite a few
 cards where crafters have used Designer Series Paper (DSP) as
 a central part of their card design. The cards have looked great, 
so I decided to have another go with the idea myself.
 It's not surprising that the card designs have been so good, given the
 quality, colour and designs of Stampin' Up! DSP, and of course, the 
crafters' skills.! One set of DSP that I fell in love with as soon 
as I saw it, is the Tropical Escape 6" x 6" DSP. 

I particularly love the colour scheme; the colours are Basic Black, 
Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, and Whisper 
White i.e. pink, green, and white - with just a hint of black! 
 I had three ways in my mind how I wanted to make this card,  but I ran 
out off time. Maybe today I'll get time to make one of my two other 
ideas, and that is a masculine card. The big challenge is to
  find a substitute for the flowers I've used! 
At the moment, I've drawn a blank in my mind's eye, but I have all day 
to think about it! To choose which designs I wanted to use for today's 
card, I went though the paper pack and laid one of each design face up. 

When I did the rounds a second time, I flipped the sheet over so I could
 see both sides of each design! I picked out three patterned designs - the
 three I've used for today's diamonds - then I picked out three
 all-pink and white designs/patterns. 

As I was working my way through making my choices, I saw 
designs I thought would be ideal for masculine cards, and 
that's what I'd like to try today! For the green branches and pink
 flowers for today's card, I used the same stamp set, Time For Tea,
 I used for the Cascade Card that I featured on last Sunday's video.

 For today's card, I stamped onto Granny Apple Green Cardstock (CS) for
 the branches and Blushing Bride CS for the flowers. Originally I stamped, 
coloured and die-cut on Whisper White CS, but when I placed them on 
the floral diamond-shapes, they almost disappeared into the background! 

The results I achieved by using coloured CS was amazing! This change
 of plan worked exceptionally well because I was able to use the images
 on Whisper White CS as decoration inside the card!
  I chose the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from the Treat Time Stamp 
Set because, if I masked off the decoration above and below the 
sentiment, I was left with a sentiment that fitted into the next size 
down Stitched Shapes Square Framelits die! What a result!
I think that's about it for today! I can't believe that we're almost at the June already! Still at least here in the UK, we're enjoing a heatwave that should last until the weekend. Until tomorrowm,  happy crafting.


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