Lately I have been in need of cards that were quick and easy to make. Like you, I don't always have time to sit in my stamp room for a few hours to come up with a card design. I need something I can make in a matter of minutes, not hours. As soon as I saw the Bliss Sale-a-bration stamp set (which you can get for FREE with a $50 order!) I knew exactly what to make.
I love how rich these colors are. One of the requests I received from my blog readers was to show you how to make your own designer series paper (DSP). These cards are a perfect example of how you would do that. Here's a closer look at each of the cards individually.
I stamped this gorgeous design from the Bliss stamp set in Versamark ink and then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I did this on all four of the cards.
I started by stamping the full image in the top center of the card. Next I stamped the other full image below it. Last I filled in the spaces to the left and to the right with partial images going off the edges of the card.
All of the cards have a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock to add a little bit of contrast. This card base is Night of Navy, followed by a layer of Very Vanilla, and then finished off with another layer of Night of Navy.
I didn't add any sentiments to the cards so I can use them for any occasion. I also didn't add any embellishments so they wouldn't cost extra to mail. As you can see, any cardstock color would work well for this design. I think these rich darker tones work well for masculine cards too.
Isn't that pretty simple? It's really that easy to make your own DSP. Give it a try! You don't have to leave your cards plain like I did. Feel free to add layers and dress it up. If you decided to give it a try, please leave me a comment so I can visit your blog or online gallery and check out your creations. Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder