Best Dressed Designer Series Paper with Melon Mambo

Hello, welcome to my blog and thank you for visiting today.

This is my favourite card so far, the Designer Series Paper is colourful but fresh looking with a lovely floral print and is set off wonderfully with the Melon Mambo cardstock, a really perfect combination.

To begin, I made my card base from an A4 piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut to measure 5¾” x 11½”.  On the long side I scored it in half at 5¾”.  The Melon Mambo  cardstock was cut to 5½” x 5½” and adhered to the card.  Next, the Designer Series Paper was cut to measure 5¼” x 5¼”. One of the scrap pieces was then punched using the Braided Border Punch – it obviously didn’t leave a full width punched piece, but that’s fine.   The top right hand corner and bottom left hand corner of the DSP was measured 2” in and marked.  I drew a line to join up the marks then using the trimmer cut off this corner piece.  I used a small sliver of tape and attached together the punched border and the DSP then cut off the excess overhang at each side.  This piece along with the trim was adhered on top of the Melon Mambo cardstock. Stamping next, using Memento Tuxedo Black the sentiment was stamped from the Vibrant Vases stamp set on Melon Mambo. I also stamped a floral image from the Budding Borders stamp set directly onto the corner of the card. Finally, some die cutting using the Stitched Shape Dies.  The sentiment was cut using the smallest oval, whilst the backing for the centre image was cut using Melon Mambo cardstock and the largest oval, then from an identical piece of Best Dressed DSP, I used the second largest oval to cut out the flower image.  These were adhered together as shown on the card and attached to finish. 

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See you next time,       


Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Braided Border Punch – 151294

Products Used:

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock – 140490

Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock – 119980

Best Dressed 6×6 DSP – 151319

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black – 132708

Stitched Shape Dies – 152323

Budding Borders Photopolymer Stamp Set – 149273

Vibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set – 148656

Tear & Tape – 138995

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

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