Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin’ Up!

Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC417

As soon as I saw the sketch for this week’s challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary, I formed the idea in my head for my card! It just took me a while to get around to making it! I had to use the Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin’ Up!

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I also knew as soon as I saw the sketch I was going to use the Sunshine Wishes thinlits Dies too! Come and see what I mean!

Serene Scenery DSP Stack by Stampin' Up!

 

I tried out a couple of card front ideas first before settling on the Kraft card stock. I had originally thought I would use So Saffron for the card front and Whisper White for the flower die cut but when I laid the Serene Scenery DSP strips along the Kraft card stock, I was struck by the golden glow of the image and decided to use Gold Foil instead. What do you think?

I stamped the sentiment from Thankful Thoughts in Versamark ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and I finished off the card with a few gold sequins too!

I really love this sketch and think I will be using it again soon for some other ideas I have! Why don’t you pop over and see what all the other talented ladies on the Design Team have come up with!

 

Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack

Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!

I’ve cut up some DSP! Gasp, shock, horror! Those of you who follow my blog will know that this is a rare thing! I seem to have an aversion to cutting into pretty paper. I wanted to use Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up! as soon as I saw this sketch by the lovely Sarah Berry. Sarah has started up her own weekly sketch challenge Strawberry Sketches.

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I started with the leaves pattern from Serene Scenery. One side of this DSP is a photograph or a photo-realistic style design and the other is the usual pretty patterned DSP. I really like the photographic designs and so that is what I chose for my card for Sarah’s challenge. Actually I made five in total – I got a bit carried away! Ha ha ha!

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I made my first card using a Garden Green card front. It was only when I looked at the front of the DSP stack again I realised the green used is Old Olive. Although, I don’t think it matters which green you use for this photo design.

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I decided to make another four cards using a few of the colours in the DSP stack: Old Olive, Island Indigo and Crumb Cake.

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I love these grasses and dandelion prints!

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And this seashore print is lovely, although I am not sure if it is a photo or a painted design.

Well that’s it from me. Do go and check out Sarah’s challenge! It would be even better if you joined in too! 🙂