Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Stampin' Up! True Love DSP Birthday Card

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This card was inspired by Sketch Challenge 211 at the Fab Friday Challenge Blog.  This sketch saved my day, because I was feeling quite uninspired when I got up to my craft desk today.

I started by cutting a piece of True Love Designer Series Paper to 5-1/2" x 3-1/2".  
Then, I used a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a portion of the DSP.  I ended up with one piece of DSP 5-1/2" x 13/16", the middle piece is 5-1/2" x 1-11/16" and the bottom piece is 5-1/2" x 3". 

After cutting the pieces, I used Stampin' Blends to color only the center piece.
Once it was colored, I glued the pieces down using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

(I precut cut card bases to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and store them in an old Paper Pumpkin Kit box.  So I just grabbed one after I chose what colors I was using) 

Next, I decided to stamp 'Happy Birthday' on a scrap of Granny Apple Green cardstock.  
Then, I fussy cut around the sentiment using Paper Snips.  

Side Note: I picked up a spare pair of scissors today from a local 'box store'.  They don't cut nearly as well as my Paper Snips!  So, I put them down real quick and used my Paper Snips.

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals were used to adhere the sentiment to the front of the card.  Don't have Mini Dimensionals?  You can always cut the normal size Dimensionals in half.

The finishing touch was a few Basic Pearls scattered around.  

I often decorate the inside of the card, but not always.  Sometimes I like to leave plenty of blank space for writing...this was one of those times!  
However, I did decorate the envelope flap with some of the left over True Love Designer Series Paper. 

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  1. This is a really fun alternative take on the spotlight technique! I'm always intimidated by the black and white papers that need a lot of coloring so this is the perfect solution to get to color without having to do the whole panel! Great look and a fun way to highlight the sentiment in the center! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

    1. Thanks Amanda! I'm always amazed when I see other crafters color the entire sheet of 12x12 DSP, then cut it up for cards and projects. They make some beautiful things, but I'm with you, it's intimidating! Not sure I would have thought of this without the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. What a fun take on our sketch - love your "spotlight" technique! So dramatic and sophisticated! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

    1. Thanks Heather! Love your comments! It made me smile that you said my card is 'sophisticated' ;)