The Tropical Chic stamp set with the matching dies and DSP has been on my wish list all year. When I sat down to create, I was super pleased with the colors and how easy it was to throw a card together. Using the color schemes from our DSP is a great way to take the ‘guess-work’ out of what colors to use. One thing I have always loved about SU! products is how seamlessly you can combine the paper with the ink and other embellishments.
This Get Well Soon card was made with a Blushing Bride card stock base, and a layer of DSP (5 1/4 x 4) adhered right to the base. I stamped some big leaves in Granny Apple Green and used a sponge dauber to add some Shaded Spruce around the edges. I die cut them both with the matching die. I also embossed some vellum card stock with VersaMark and white embossing powder, then banner trimmed the bottom with some scissors. The greeting is stamped in Shaded Spruce and die cut with the 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 stitched square. There is another layer of DSP (2 x 3 7/8) under the vellum piece.
This Belated Birthday card was made using a collection of different shades of green. I used my embossing plates to emboss the Soft Seafoam card stock layer under the die cuts. The paper started out as a 3 x 3 piece but after I ran it through the big shot and embossed it, I cut it into three 1 inch strips. The die cut I used is the one that is in the shape of a square with leaves in the middle. The added die cuts were made with a few of the stamped images and one of the images was die cut right from the DSP (I love it when I can do that). There is also a few vellum leaves tucked in the mix as well. The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Birthday Cling stamp set from the Occasions mini catalog. I used a scallop circle punch to add a layer of shaded spruce behind the greeting.
This card was made by layering the striped paper onto the card front. To soften the stripes I added a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 vellum to the card front. Next, I stamped three flowers in Blushing Bride and traced around the outside with a black stampin’ write marker to add a bit of detail to the petals. Then, I die cut each of the flowers with a matching die. I stamped the greeting onto Whisper White card stock and traced a circle around the words using the circle die. I didn’t make a solid line; I let it be broken up a bit as I went around. I layered the greeting to a Shaded Spruce scalloped circle die cut.
This last card involves a fun technique that is made easy with the Stamparatus. I stamped the flowers in petal pink first and then stamped again exactly over the petal pink ones with VersaMark. Then I heat embossed the flowers in clear embossing powered. This gives the flowers a really pretty raised and shiny look. Once they were embossed, I die cut each one. I also die cut a few leaves from Pear Pizzazz, Soft Seafoam, and vellum. The card base is embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. The DSP is 2 x 4 1/4 and adhered to the bottom of the card base with a strip of Shaded Spruce behind the DSP. The greeting was stamped in Shaded Spruce onto a 7/8 x 2 1/8 piece of Whisper White card stock. I used glue dots to assemble the pieces together.
The Tropical Escape DSP comes in a 6x6 pack and is retiring this year, so you better catch yours before they sell out! Head on over to my online store and check out all the other products set to retire at the end of May. Feel free to contact me if you need help.