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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Using DSP - Pretty Petals




Inspiration:  Not sure I would call it "inspiration" but rather "motivation" to actually use the patterned paper that I purchase.

Tips:
These cards were made with one piece of 6x6 Pretty Petals DSP. 
  • Cut 1 inch off the bottom.  Then cut the strip down to 3-3/4x1 for the top strip in Card #1.  For patterns that have a specific "direction," be sure you're cutting the correct side when you make the first cut.  For example, I wanted the pattern for the top strip in Card #1 to be vertical. 
  • Cut the 6x5 piece down to 3-3/4x5 for Card #2.
  • Cut the remaining piece to 3-3/4x2-1/4 for the bottom piece of Card #1.
  • Punch a 1/8 inch circle of gold glimmer paper for the flower centers.  I love using glimmer paper because it has sparkle, but it's flat and very mailable....not to mention it's cheaper than other embellishments.
Paper Dimensions:

Card #1:
Calypso Coral Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Very Vanilla Card Stock
     3-3/4x5 Large Layer
     2x4-1/4 for (2) flowers
Basic Black Card Stock
     Scraps for Flower Centers
Gold Glimmer Paper
     Scraps for Flower Centers
Pretty Petals DSP
     3-3/4x1 Top Strip
     3-3/4x2-1/4 Bottom Strip

Card #2:

Calypso Coral Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Very Vanilla Card Stock
     3-1/4x2-1/4 Greeting (before cutting it out with framelit)
     2-1/4x2 Flower
Basic Black Card Stock
     Scrap for Flower Center
Gold Glimmer Paper
     Scrap for Flower Center
Pretty Petals DSP
     3-3/4x5 Large Layer

Product List:


Not Pictured Above:
  • The gold cording on Card #1 is from the Holiday Catalog (goes live 9-1).  I also used our new Basic Black archival ink.  
  • I used the Lil' Inker Stitched Mats: Rectangles for Card #2.
  • My MISTI...available at www.mysweetpetunia.com.

Thanks for stopping by!
Beth

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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Beth! Don't you just love that DSP stack? I haven't opened mine yet, but I hope to do so real soon:) Thanks for sharing!

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