TECHNIQUE BLOG USING DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (DSP)

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Hey, everyone!! Today's blog is a "technique" blog using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper or DSP. For this card, I used the Garden Impressions DSP in a slightly different way. I cut strips to create a "sunburst" design as my background. The patterns and colors of this paper are just beautiful! I paired the DSP with the Abstract Impressions stamp set. Follow along as I show and tell you how I created this card.

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I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut it to 4' x 5 1/4'. I picked 4 different designs from the Garden Impressions DSP. This was a difficult decision because this paper is just beautiful. I cut a piece of DSP measuring 6" x 1 1/2" strip from each of the 4 patterns. Then I cut each strip from the top left corner to the bottom right corner to make 8 triangle strips.

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These triangles will create the sunburst pattern.
I laid out my pattern before gluing the strips down so that I could visually see how I wanted them placed.
I started by choosing a bold pattern that was eye-catching and glued that piece down in the middle. I started gluing pieces down, leaving a small space between each triangle of DSP.

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Once I finished gluing all the triangles down, I flipped the panel over and trimmed off all the edges being careful not to cut the panel itself. I can't believe how pretty it turned out!

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Once my panel was finished, I cut 1//8' off of the top and side so my finished panel was 5 1/8' x 3 7/8'. I cut a piece of Night Of Navy cardstock to 5 1/4' x 4' and glued this piece to layer my finished panel onto.

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Next, I took another piece of Whisper White cardstock and using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, cut the 2 largest squares using my Bigshot. Using Night Of Navy ink, I stamped the sentiment from the Abstract Impressions stamp set on the smaller square. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the smaller square to the larger square. I glued this piece to my sunburst panel then glued the entire panel to the Night Of Navy layer. I glued the entire finished panel to a Whisper White card base measuring 8 1/2' x 5 1/2' and folded in half.

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I am very happy with the way the colors and patterns play off each other.

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The layered sentiment adds just the right dimension to this simple yet elegant card.

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This card is very simple to make and you can use any patterned paper or colored cardstock you have. You can change up the sentiment to create a card for any occasion.

Thank you so much for looking at my blog today. If you have any questions or would like to order any of the products that I used to create this card, please contact me. I would be happy to help you in any way and would love the chance to earn your business. Have a great evening!!