As I said yesterday, I am in LOVE with this new Designer Series Specialty Paper. Rockabilly is one of the new Specialty papers because some of the designs have a printed gloss finish (kind of like heat embossing). It is GORGEOUS!!! Another great thing about Rockabilly DSP is it's versatility -- it can be fun and playful (even downright funky) or bold and elegant, depending on which designs you choose.
My first card today uses the new Eyelet Border Punch to make this delightful medallion and a perfect frame for the "love" stamp from Dreams du Jour! I've included a couple Tutorial photos here so you can see how I did this. Just click on the photos to view a larger image. Begin with a 2 3/4" square of cardstock and center the square in the Eyelet Border Punch. Punch each of the 4 sides. Don't continue the punching to the edges unless you don't want the square "frame" around the piece (of course, you could snip the corners that are holding the frame together and get an entirely different look). I applied my 5/8" Double Striped Kiwi Kiss Ribbon to the back of the punched-out frame and then threaded the ribbon through to the front before adhering the piece to my card front with SNAIL adhesive. I tied a Faux Bow onto the ribbon. The lovely Rockabilly Specialty paper makes your work easy on this card -- the scallop border is already done for you. I simply mounted in on a layer of Basic Black and then on the Kiwi Kiss card base. The Love-floral image was stamped with Black Stazon Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and colored with a Blender Pen and Kiwi Kiss ink. I rounded the corners before adhering it down. The butterfly was stamped with Black Stazon onto Kiwi Kiss cardstock and adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals!
My second card today was so much fun to create! It begins with a base of Kiwi Kiss and layers of Basic Black and Real Red. Another 2" strip of Rockabilly Specialty DSP was attached and a narrow strip of the Cherry print from the DSP pack was punched with the Eyelet Border Punch and applied with SNAIL. 1/4" Black Grosgrain ribbon hides the seam and a Faux Bow was tied on. The sentiment from Smarty Pants was stamped using Black Stazon Ink. The cherry image from Tart N' Tangy was stamped after color was applied directly to the stamp with Markers. This was punched out with 1 1/4" Circle punch and layered on a 1 3/8" circle of Real Red and a Scallop Circle of Basic Black. White Dots were applied using a White Signo Gel Pen. The circle was adhered to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
If you're in love with the new Designer Series Papers, you may want to check out my samplers. I'm currently taking orders for these until February 1st. 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.
I do hope you'll stop back again soon. I promise more inspiration and later this week will be featuring another Designer Series Paper Collection.
Until then, Blessings -- Gretchen