Since Bruno Bertucci introduced his scrappy strip technique a couple of weeks ago, the Stampin' Up! world has been crazy about scrappy strips, even Sara's (Stampin' Up!'s CEO) husband got in on the trend last week. So, I decided I'd better try it too. I combined the Country Club DSP with the Well Dressed stamp set (Sale-A-Bration Freebie!) and the Dinoroar DSP (currently FREE with a $50 order!) with the Dino Days stamp set.
This technique is quick and easy! Start by cutting strips of DSP that are at least 4 1/2" long. You could cut them straight, but it's fun to cut the strips at an angle. Then, cut a piece of coordinating cardstock to be 3 3/4" x 5". Glue the strips to the cardstock leaving a thin gap between each strip. Go ahead and let the ends hang off your cardstock. After all of the strips have been attached and your glue has dried if you're using liquid adhesive, turn the cardstock over and trim the edges of the DSP strips to match the edges of the cardstock. Finally, adhered DSP covered cardstock to a 3 15/16" x 5 3/16" piece of cardstock in the same color and adhere it to your card front.
Once your background is finished, you can finish the card however you want. It can be as simple as adding a sentiment or you can add an image. I didn't have any large sentiments, so I chose to use an image as well. It's a quick and easy way to make multiple cards!
Tips: I stamped the tie with Poppy Parade ink on the piece of Whisper White cardstock that I had cut with the Stitched Rectangle die. Then, I stamped it again with Night of Navy ink on a scrap of Whisper White. I cut out the shirt color and adhered it over the Poppy Parade tie using mini dimensionals. The sentiment is also attached with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, I added a small blue rhinestone to mimic a tie clip.
Stamps: Well Worn (Sale-A-Bration), Check You Out (for the sentiment)
Inks: Lovely Lipstick
Stamps: Dino Days
Tips: To attach the Silver Metallic Thread, I put Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment and peal the backs off. Then, I wrap the thread around 3 of my fingers 3 times. I slide it off, twist it and attach the twisted center area to one of the Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I attach the sentiment to the card front.
Last week, I talked about making cards from my scrap bin. These card fronts were languishing in my bin waiting to be turned into cards. I had tried this technique a while back and for some reason I never finished off the cards.
I'm in love with these dinosaurs! They are so much fun and the sentiments that go with them really take the cake. While these stamps are great for little kids, big kids will love them too! I think this is my go-to stamp set for sending cards to college kids.
The Dino Days stamp set is Roarsome!
Last week, I shared a video with you where I explained how to use the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to create fluffy cotton on the image in the Country Home stamp set. I love that the cotton balls are fluffy! But, when I got done and was putting the stamp set away, I looked at the other spray of flowers and thought how sad the cattails looked. They wanted a little fluff too!
So, I stamped the image and pulled the puff paint back out. I applied the puff paint with a paintbrush to the cattails, just like I'd done previously to the cotton. I heated the puff paint so that it puffed up. I filled in the holes and heated it again. Once it was all nice an puffy, I broke out my Soft Suede Stampin' Blend and I colored the puff paint! It did break down the puff slightly, but it still left a wonderful texture that is perfect for cattails!