Hi stamping friends. It’s Sunday and Labor Day weekend. Are planning on a picnic with friends? Just be safe, ok. Sometimes things can get out of hand… so be cool and have fun.

Today’s card using DSP as the focus. As a matter of fact, no die cuts, no stamping either. Here it is…

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Peaceful Place Specialty DSP is absolutely stunning and it shows off all by itself. This card is made from two different patterns from the pack. Are those trees cute or what?! The tree panel is 2 1/8 wide by 4 tall and the Silver Foil Specialty DSP paper panel behind it is 2 1/4 x 4 1/8. Before I go any further, let me tell you about this Specialty Pack of foils. There are three 12 x 12 sheets in the pack: one is bright silver, the next is darker silver and the other sheet is darker yet. And they are brushed, not plain. This is the medium, which is hard to discern in the photo. The large panel is 4 x 5 1/4 – a standard size, and mounted on a piece of Black Glitter Paper. Black Glitter Paper is pretty cool paper and I don’t like to waste it, so I removed the center of it for later use. You can seer the back side in the next photo.

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You can also see that I mounted the Peaceful Place DSP with Basic White card stock for strength, then wrapped the Black Glittered Organzas Ribbon around it. I mounted the tree panel onto the larger panel with dimensionals. I wanted a greeting and pullerd out the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set, stamped it in Versamark ink on a basic White scrap, sprinkled it with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it. I then fussy cut the sentiment and cut it apart. Dimesnionals were placed under the left end and liquid glue to the right end of the sentiment & put in place. The single word (TIME) was added with liquid glue and the card front was done. Oh yes, the card base is Basic Black card stock 🙂

Peaceful Place, inside

The rest of the sentiment is on the inside! And I added it to a piece of the same Silver Foil Specialty Pack paper that I used on the front. This was added to a slightly larger piece of Basic Black then into the inside of the card. I hope you can see a bit of shading on the inside… it’s with a Blending Brush & Basic. Gray ink – very lightly brushed so it’s not so stark.

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I did a special creation on the envelope flap… :O) First I used Balmy Blue ink and the Blending Brush to blend color on the Basic White panel. I then added a bit of the Basic Gray ink and did the same. I then lightly spritzed the paper with water, holding the paper a good 12″ away, sprinkled it with Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it. The trick is not to get too much water on the paper ~ but it creates a cool effect. The reason I did this is I wanted to carry over the silver look of the DSP without using DSP. This was something I read on Pinterest as an idea to try but I do not have the persons name so cannot give credit. But this is something I will definitely try again. The panel was added to the envelope flap and trimmed to fit.

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For the front of the envelope I had this small piece of DSP, trimmed it down a bit and added it with liquid glue. Now it’s done!

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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!