Those of you who know me figured there was something fishy about that header, right? But I fear, yes, it is true... I have fallen in love...it all started a couple of weeks ago by showing you what you could do with a stack of designer papers --Brights, if I recall correctly. Then the following Friday, I showed you another set of cards....and now I'm into the Subtles DSP stack! It's so hard to choose when you have all those luscious colors to select from! (For you English majors who are now cringing at that last sentence--I know it should read "from which to select" but alas, I am a crafter stamper and I don't need to impress you intellectuals with my grammar!) Just kidding...so here we go.
Saturday, I decided I needed to create a fresh card for the stampers coming to class this weekend and so I created the card below!
This is a very simple card (for which I'm going to give you directions in a moment) and it uses the Blushing Bride designer paper from the Subtles Collection. There are two really great things about these family stacks of designer papers
First, is that you get 4 sheets of each of the 10 colors in a family (so you get 4 colors of Daffodil Delight, 4 of Real Red, etc).
The second great thing is how many cards you can create from just one stack. The first design I did for you we calculated over 250 cards from that single stack of papers. If you create the above card you can create 6 cards per sheet--and if you have 40 sheets per stack--you can create 240 of this design--that should impress you Math majors (we don't want to leave anyone out!). That's a lot of cards from a single stack of designer paper. Awesome, right?
I'm going to give you directions to create this card and following the directions, I'll provide you with a list of supplies so you can create this little beauty yourself!
1. Cut a 4 1/4 X 11 piece of Smoky Slate cardstock and score at 5 1/2 on the long side; Cut a piece of black cardstock 4 X 5 1/4 and adhere it to the card front (Smoky slate) using liquid multipurpose glue.
2. Cut a piece of Blushing Bride polka Dot from the Subtles Designer Series paper 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 and adhere to the black layer using the liquid glue.
3. Cut a piece of Shimmery white cardstock 1 3/4 X 4 and stamp the elephant (or any of the cute designs) in Archival Basic Gray--once in the center and then again filling the space on the right and left of the original elephant. (Attach a rhinestone to the eye of the elephant). Tie an 8"piece of Blushing Bride 1/4"cotton ribbon around the left side and adhere the right and left ends to the upper part of the card front using liquid glue--don't put glue in the top and bottom of the middle--we need to slip in the doily.
4. Cut a Tea lace doily in half and slip one half under the shimmery white at the top and one from the bottom so that you only see the lacey part--glue those pieces down with liquid glue.
5. Stamp Celebrate (from And Many More stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink (#130931) and punch out with the Washi Tape punch. Adhere a piece of Blushing Bride glimmer paper (3/4 X 1 3/4) to the back with glue dots and adhere this unit below the shimmery white piece using glue dots.
You are done! Enjoy...let me know if you create this card and what stamp you used--leave a comment.
Here are the supplies you'll need--order what you need now using the Shop Now button at the top from my store: