Thinking of You
I have a gorgeous card for you today. It was created by my friend Sandy for one of our demo team challenges. The challenge was to use something around the house to create a project. We always draw names for a winner of the challenge, and whoever wins gets all the entries. I won this time!! – so over the next few days, I’ll show you the rest of the cards.
All of the entries were amazing, and I was blown away by the creativity of these demonstrators! There was HVAC duct tape, tissue boxes, coffee cups, tags from clothing, and this.
How cool is this card? It uses my favorite designer series paper (DSP) from the Holiday Catalog – Feels Like Frost Specialty DSP. Apparently this DSP was a lot of people’s favorite, since it sold out very quickly. But, take heart if you missed it…You may see it again in the future.
This card is so elegant, but also very simple to create. First, cut the DSP at 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then cover the DSP with adhesive. I like to use a glue stick, because it gives you a little “wiggle room.” Place a used dryer sheet over the sticky DSP and smooth it out. Then either trim the excess or fold it to the back of the card. If you have a Silicone Craft Sheet, it’s much easier to make sure you completely cover the DSP with adhesive.
After you have the dryer sheet placed properly, sprinkle a little Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter over the front, then shake off the excess. The glitter will stick to the adhesive through the dryer sheet.
Finally, add the DSP to a Night of Navy card base, then add a sentiment.
I love using the dryer sheet on this DSP, because it’s like an extra layer of frost. But you can use it over any DSP or even a stamped image. Just be sure the ink is totally dry – and you may want to give it a shot with your heat tool to set the ink so it doesn’t smear when you add the adhesive.
Didn’t Sandy do a lovely job? I’m looking forward to showing you the rest of the cards, but first, I must finish my Christmas shopping. I thought I was finished until I started wrapping gifts. I realized that I had bought lots for Amelia, but the rest of the family came up very short. That’s probably because Amelia and I walked through the toy department at WalMart, and we took pictures of everything she might like for Christmas. That gave me a lovely list to select from. Once kids grow up and stop giving Christmas wish lists, they’re much harder to buy for. (And, of course, their lists are much more expensive!)
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!