When I first saw this DSP in the new Spring and Summer catalog, I instantly thought, "wedding"! It is elegant, gorgeous and so beautiful! The tone-on-tone patterns (like the one used on this card) almost have a opalescent sheen to them -- it's just wonderful! This was actually a super quick and easy card. I used Sahara Sand as the card base and added a layer of DSP. The images, from Together Forever, are stamped in Sahara Sand Classic Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and mounted on a layer of Sahara Sand. I tied on the ribbon and bow using 3/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon. As you can see on the inside of the card, I rolled a quick border using the Bella's Border Standard Wheel. You could also use the Forever Flowers Wheel. The entire card went together in less than 10 minutes! And I think it turned out wonderfully! I love it when that happens!
Here's my second card for you today using this beautiful Designer Series Paper! This card uses the fabulous new set, Thoughts & Prayers (my favorite of the new sets). I began with a base of Sahara Sand and layers of Not Quite Navy and DSP. The Tree image is stamped on Very Vanilla and layered on Not Quite Navy. I used my Sponge Daubbers for this little technique. I stamped the tree in Sahara Sand Classic Ink and then just tapped on a little color using the sponge daubbers. I love the soft look that this technique gives to so many projects! I again used Sponge Daubbers to edge the Wide Oval punchie with Night of Navy Ink. The Daubbers give you greater control when edging which is perfect for tiny pieces like this punchie. I used a large Oval punch for the little tab in the top left corner and tied on some 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Kraft. Another quick and beautiful card!
Finally my last project of the day! The images here are from the Level 3 Hostess Set, Dream a Little. The card base is Not Quite Navy, layered with Very Vanilla and 1/2 a layer of DSP. I hid the edge of the DSP with some So Saffron Poly-twill Ribbon. The flower image is stamped in So Saffron, Not Quite Navy and Certainly Celery. I stamped the hummingbird in Not Quite Navy, cut it out and mounted it using Stampin' Dimensionals. The image is from Elegant Cheer.
I think that all three cards today are elegant, beautiful and so simple and quick to make using the wonderful new Bella Bleu DSP!
If you would like to try just a sampling of several of the new Designer Series Papers, you might want to check out my DSP samplers. I'm offering another round of these popular DSP samplers and currently taking orders through February 15th. You get a BIG 6x12" sheet of each of the DSP papers in each sampler, enough to make dozens of cards and scrapbook pages, without the expense of purchasing entire packs of each collection. You can check out all my DSP samplers here or by clicking on my Online Store Window in the left side-bar.
Thanks for stopping by today! I love it when you visit. I hope you'll come again soon! Blessings, Gretchen