Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Lovely Words with a Twist for CPC #73

Oh, my! Lemon Lime Twist + Basic Black! What a crisp, fresh color combination for summer. I love it! This beautiful Designer Series Paper is the 2017-19 In Color collection called Fresh Florals DSP Stack. It's a stack of 40 - 12" x 12" sheets, 4 each of double-sided designs in the 5 In Colors. And it is a must-have, in my opinion!

Today I've designed a card to enter into the Craft Project Central's Sketch Challenge #73. Here is the banner that inspired my card ~

This sketch was designed for CPC's Creating Pretty Cards by Regina Andari. You can see the link and get dimensions HERE.

I used all four patterns from the Fresh Florals Stack, arranged and glued them to a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic Black, then adhered that to a base card of Thick Whisper White with Dimensionals.

Next, I cropped the "friend" from Basic Black using the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies and an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. I cut a second oval of the same size with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

I glued those together using just tiny drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Tip: I recommend setting your cut-out greeting on a Silicone Craft Sheet, lightly gluing the back of the sentiment and let it set up for a few minutes before adhering it to the background color. This will ensure a clean, no oozing, stick!

I popped the sentiment up with Dimensionals, then added a Solid Black Baker's Twine bow and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels to finish.

I made the inside pretty with a layer of Basic Black, the coordinating flower from Floral Phrases in Lemon Lime Twist, stamped off once on scrap paper, and a sentiment from Colorful Seasons in Memento Tuxedo Black.

I made the envelope pretty with a 2" x 6" strip of matching DSP and a 1/4" x 6" strip of Basic Black cardstock.

Now I'll head over to the Creating Pretty Cards site and post my card. You can join me! Just look at your supplies, see what you think would go well with this sketch, make your card, and link it here. You will have a chance to win a free subscription to Craft Project Central with each entry. Good luck! Let me know if you have any questions.

I can't wait to see what you design! Have fun :-)


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  1. Love the color combo!!!! By any chance, do you have the dimensions of the DSP?

    1. They are on this website:

  2. Oh yes, that is a fantastic color combo, and I love that you used DSP to decorate the four panels. That envelope? Gorgeous!

  3. Love that color! and the way you decorated your envelope to match! so pretty.

  4. Beautiful card, Karen! I love Lemon Lime Twist, and it looks great here with the black! Nice job.