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Quick Card with DSP Strip

One of my gatefold cards used a panel from the Pressed Petals DSP. This particular sheet includes 7 such images, plus a border strip. The images are intended to be used as focal images for cards or other projects (I think).

Here’s a quick card using the strip. I tried to stay away from dies or embossing folders to show that you can use the DSP to make a cute card with paper, ink, some embellishments, and a couple of punches.

Stamp: Love What You Do

Ink: Merry Merlot, Crushed Curry

Paper: Whisper White thick, Rococo Rose, Merry Merlot, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pressed Petals specialty DSP, Subtles DSP stack

Accessories: Medium Daisy punch, 1/2″ circle punch, Designer Elements, Rococo Rose scalloped linen ribbon, Stampin’ sponge

The flower border strip is approximately 1″ wide. I cut the Blushing Bride gingham to about 1-1/4″.

The daisy is punched from Blushing Bride, and I sponged Merry Merlot to most of each petal. I tried to make the inking subtle except for the edges. I love how you can see a gradient that really looks like Rococo Rose is the intermediate color.

The daisy center is a 1/2″ circle of Daffodil Delight. Crushed Curry is sponged on the edges, and puffed out by rubbing the back with a bone folder while on a Stampin’ Pierce mat. Adding a mini dimensional to adhere the center to the daisy keeps the dimension.

I added a Designer Element (copper) to the center of the Daffodil Delight circle to suggest the darker center that some daisies have.

Adding a strip of Rococo Rose Ribbon under the sentiment adds texture, and also helps “connect” it to the long daisy strip.

Wasn’t that fun? I decided to challenge myself to create cards with the rest of the images from this particular sheet of DSP. Intrigued? Come back next week and see how I did!