Stampin' Up! Just Because Card with Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper

Do you struggle to use your beautiful patterned paper / Designer Series Paper (DSP)? I stare at each sheet and admire its beauty, but then comes the feeling of dread…I get too scared to cut it up! But these gorgeous papers need to be used and shared -- they're just too gorgeous to sit on our shelves. Right?


The Stampin' Up! Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper is, as the name states, elegant...super-duper elegant! It features intricately detailed patterns with metallic foil to make the designs pop! The best part: I love both sides of the patterned paper. So, for this card, I cut a piece of the paper into sections and used both sides on this card. I took the copper color from the paper and ran with it, adding copper punched sprigs and a heat embossed sentiment in copper embossing powder.


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Card Tutorial

Ingredients

  • Stamp Set: Pansy Patch (for the sentiment)

  • Ink Pad Colors: VersaMark WaterMark Stamp Pad (embossing ink)

  • Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla, Basic Black

  • Patterned Paper (Designer Series Paper [DSP]): Simply Elegant Specialty DSP

  • Specialty Paper: Copper Foil Sheets

  • Punch(es): Elegant Tag Punch, Sprig Punch

  • Embellishments: Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels

  • Embossing Powder: Metallics Embossing Powder (copper)

  • Adhesives: Stampin' Seal (or Stampin' Seal+), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensional

Tools

  • Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks

  • Heat Tool

  • Anti-Static Powder Pouch or Tool (such as EK Success Powder Tool* or Ranger Ink Anti-Static Pouch*)

  • Take Your Pick (the putty end makes picking up and adhering gems/sequins super easy!)

* NOTE: the non-Stampin' Up! products mentioned are my personal preference and are not endorsed by Stampin' Up!. I do not receive commissions or affiliate payments for mentioning these products


Techniques

  • Heat Embossing

Cardstock Measurements (Imperial)

  • Card Base: Thick Very Vanilla measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

  • Layer #1 - Left: DSP measuring 5 1/4" x 2 1/4"

  • Layer #2 - Right: DSP measuring 5 1/4" x 1 3/4"

  • Layer #3 - Inside: Basic Black measuring 5 1/4" x 4"

  • Layer #4 - Inside: Very Vanilla measuring 5" x 3 3/4"

  • Layer #5 - Inside Strip: DSP measuring 3/4" x 3 3/4"

  • Stamping & Die Cutting:

  • Sentiment: Very Vanilla cardstock

  • Sprigs: Copper Foil Sheet specialty paper

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Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score/burnish all cardstock as described above

  2. Adhere Layer #1 to the card front on the left side; leave a border of about 1/8" to 1/4"

  3. Adhere Layer #2 to the card front directly to the right of Layer #1, from the previous step

  4. Prepare the inside cardstock layers -- first, adhere Layer #4 (Very Vanilla) on top of Layer #3 (Basic Black)

  5. Adhere Layer #5 - Inside Strip to the bottom of Layer #4 (Very Vanilla)

  6. Adhere the attached inside layers, from steps 4 and 5, to the inside of the card base

  7. Punch the tag, with the Elegant Tag punch, from Very Vanilla cardstock

  8. Apply anti-static powder, if you have it, to the sentiment tag, from the previous step

  9. Stamp the sentiment with VersaMark WaterMark Stamp Pad on the cardstock from the previous step (for this card. NOTE: I chose a sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set -- use any sentiment from your stash that will fit the dimensions of the punch)

  10. Cover the stamped sentiment with coppper embossing powder, then tap off excess powder

  11. Heat set the embossing powder with the heat tool

  12. Create four (4) sprigs, with the Sprig punch, from a Copper Foil Sheet

  13. Adhere the sentiment tag to the front of the card, with Stampin' Dimensionals -- place the tag centered vertically but placed horizontally at the point where the two DSP layers touch

  14. Arrange and adhere the sprigs to the card front, with small drops of liquid glue; tuck the sprigs under the sentiment tag

  15. Adorn the front of the card with Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Happy Crafting,

Krista


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