Friday, March 22, 2013

Secret Garden DSP for Paper Players

This week's challenge over at The Paper Players was so wonderful I simply had to join the fun.  I typically find sketch challenges to be particularly well, challenging, and this was no exception--especially when I looked at the gorgeous DT cards!

I've been playing with this faux DSP I created using the "Secret Garden" stamp set and some lovely warm colors, slicing and punching and adhering and making some truly wonderful CAS cards.

I knew the paper would be perfect for this challenge and went right to work. I punched various flower centers from the paper trying to locate the centers in corners instead of the center of the square (and boy howdy that's a lot of "centers" in that sentence! ;oP) and adhered them using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I wanted them to "pop", but not too high and those were perfect.

I stamped the sentiment from "Sweet Essentials" in Poppy Parade (I still adore the color and desperately wish I had thought to purchase the stamp pad...foolish foolish Rachael...) and wanted to draw the eye to it so added some bling I colored using a couple Copics.  I finished it off with a piece of white baker's twine and mounted it on some taller dimensionals and adhered that to a white base.  I scored three lines across the bottom of the base but they didn't photograph well at all.  Oh well. 

It's been so drab and dreary for it to be spring I know Grandfather will be delighted to receive something so bright and cheery in the mail. :o)


This card uses:

*Stamp Sets: "Secret Garden", "Sweet Essentials"
*Paper: White card stock from PTI for the base, Whisper White for the "DSP"
*Inks: Real Red, Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, red Copics (Prawn and Lipstick--I have no idea of the numbers and I'm too lazy to go check into it)
*Accessories: dimensionals, rhinestones, baker's twine


Amy O said...

What a pretty CAS card! I love the cheery colors and the little rhinestones. Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness....this is sunshine in a card! GOrgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us this week!!!

stampwithsandy said...

Love, love your faux DSP! The colors are so pretty! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

Had to tell you how I adore your off-set flower centers! Love the look and your hand stamped DSP is gorgeous! So glad you joined us again, Rach!

Ness said...

VERY nice! I loved everything about it! You are so talented, Rach!