How have you liked my attempts to use the Pressed Petals specialty DSP card elements so far?
Today, I am focused on the last set of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ pieces that feature bouquets.
Stamp: Check You Out
Ink: Merry Merlot
Paper: Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pressed Petals specialty DSP
Accessories: 2019-2021 In Color Faceted dots
Doesn’t that just look amazing? And, I didn’t have to do much with it. When my husband first saw this sitting on my desk, he exclaimed, “Wow, that’s a really fancy card!”
This is my favorite card of the whole bunch. That goes to show you, that sometimes you don’t need much to create an awesome card! (Thanks to Stampin’ Up! for creating this awesome paper, and having easy color coordination among all of their products.)
The inside is finished with a strip of DSP matching the flowers of the bouquet, on a piece of Whisper White, matted with Mossy Meadow.
For the second bouquet image, I wasn’t completely thrilled with the look. So, guess what? I used the pattern on the back! (Is that cheating?)
Stamp: Winter Woods
Ink: Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, Pretty Peacock marker, Soft Suede marker
Paper: Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Accessories: In the Woods dies, White sparkle embossing paste, Chalk marker, Clear embossing powder
The tree is stamped in Mint Macaron, with Pretty Peacock “thumped” in various spots with the marker. After die cutting, I added sparkle embossing paste to the edges and to random spots in the middle.
The “snow” is die cut with the slope die, with more sparkle embossing paste added. Although the embossing paste sets in a few minutes, I let it dry for a few hours before handling again.
The birch trees behind the evergreen were stamped twice in Early Espresso, using the hinge-step technique in the Stamparatus. I stamped one set at a time so that I could quickly add clear embossing powder to each set. After heating the embossing powder, I get this nice texture. Plus, I could color with a Chalk marker more easily. (Note, the chalk marker can mark up the embossing powder, so be a little bit careful.)
I didn’t feel like I had much luck with the chalk marker in the past. What I have realized, is that you have to give it time to dry. It really does get more opaque when it dries.
On the inside, I stamped a smaller tree in Mint Macaron, with a Soft Suede trunk, onto Whisper White. Mossy Meadow is used as a mat.
I created a winter scene for this card, because that’s what the musical notes on a Mossy Meadow made me think about. I did manage to figure out the direction of the paper by finding the clefs. They are in the middle of the page, which was weird, but I’ll take it. 🙂
Here’s what the bouquet on the other side looks like:
I think it was the background fabric that really threw me. Doesn’t click with me. I was thinking of another window tri-fold, with the window just a small peek at the bouquet. But, I really couldn’t see using the bouquet.
Did you notice that most of the cards used mats even on the inside? I usually don’t do this, but found that the cards looks way more polished.