Welcome to this month’s Pretty Cards & Paper International Blog Hop.
Our Design it with DSP name and graphic have had a bit of a rebrand – but our focus is still very much on designing projects with beautiful Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper – as well as the gorgeous cards available to purchase and use. Our Design Team is made up of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from throughout the world – one from each of the countries/markets that Stampin’ Up! has a presence in.
Each month we will be featuring a different card or designer series paper and in June we are all using the Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper in our projects.
Here’s all the important info:
BIRD BALLARD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper 149592
Images in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper were hand-coloured using Stampin’ Blends for a soft, blended look.
* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free
Coordinating colours: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Whisper White
In my Technique classes last week I showcased a fancy fold – the Easel Card. I had samples of a standard easel card and a twisted easel card and attendees made a diamond easel card. My standard easel card featured the Bird Ballard DSP and in the project, I’m sharing today.
There are three different patterns from the Bird Ballad DSP used in the card, along with the front of one of the Bird Ballard note cards. I love how all these products work together – as well as looking good as stand-alone items.
The birds are not stamped – they are fussy cut from one of the patterns and then popped onto a hexagon (cut with the Nested Label Dies) in a second pattern from the DSP pack. The Sentiment is stamped onto a smaller die cut from the same pattern.
And the inside/base of the card has the bright and cherry stripes – a third different pattern from the DSP.
One of the things any easel card needs is some sort of “stopper” to keep the easel open. The front of the card must be supported – or have something that will stop it sliding shut.
I cut out the centre of the laser cut card front (it was behind the label so thought it would not be missed!) and wanted to use that. It was to lacey and not strong enough to use on its own, so I cut a circle of window sheet a little large and stuck the paper lace onto that. By bending it a little it makes a great stopper for this easel card. I also popped one of the gorgeous Brid Ballard Trinkets on top. This would have been enough to be the stopper itself, but in this case, it is just for decoration.
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