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Design Team Cards
Today my blog post is featuring two invitations that have just gone live on The Dragon’s Den blog in my regular, “Pick of the Week” slot. Once again I’m showcasing another great digi-stamp. You can see the post – Here!
The first card is a”sleep-over” invitation and the second is a “messy play day” (bring clothes you don’t mind gets messy) invitation.
Thumbnail photo of a different angle of this card.
Thumbnail photos of some different areas/angles of this card.
Stamping Dragon Designs Item:
- “Boy at Bedtime” – digital stamp
- School Daze Mini Kit – splotchy paper sheet
- Walk in the Park Mini Theme – green background
- Turquise Dream Mini theme – turquoise background and paper piecing of dungarees.
- 300gsm, Super Smooth white cardstock
- ProMarkers – Tan, Satin, Henna, Berry Red, Forest Green, Canary, Bright Orange, Island Lagoon (round mats on 1st card)
- Finger-lift tape
- Glue Gel
- 6″ square, scalloped edge, white base card.
- A6 white base card made by cutting, scoreing and folding a sheet of white linen textured cardstock.
- “Invitation” gold peel-off.
- Pale blue background paper from my crafting stash.
- Brown cardstock from my crafting stash.
- Score Board
The digi-stamp on this card is partly coloured using ProMarkers and partly paper-pieced. I printed out the turquoise background and the digi-stamp at the required size onto 300gsm Super Smooth cardstock. I also printed the digi-stamp out a second time onto one side of the turquoise background. From this second copy I cut out the clothing area of the digi-stamp. I also cut a layer to stick as a mat on the A6 card I’d prepared. By doing it this way I knew I’d get an exact match between dungarees and mat. I also printed the dig-stamp out a third time onto a sheet of brown cardstock. From this copy of the digi-stamp I just cut out the teddy. I coloured in the areas of the main digi-stamp that wouldn’t be covered by the paper pieces and then stuck on the pieces. I then used my ProMarkers again to darken the colour of the boy’s t-shirt and to enhance the teddy. I trimmed a piece from the pale blue paper from my stash and went round both this and the turquoise layer with a ProMarker. The layers were stuck in place using finger-lift tape and the digi was attached using glue gel after shaping it a bit.
I took the splotchy paper sheet and the green background into one of my graphics packages and resized and put them where I wanted so that the card front I created would fit on my chosen base card. I then printed this, and a copy of the digi-stamp at the required size, onto 300gsm Super Smooth white cardstock. I cut out the card front and attached it to my chosen base card using finger-lift tape. I coloured in the digi-stamp, choosing a red and green colour that were close to the colours on the splotchy paper and then choosing other nice bright colours – even poor teddy got a splattering. After cutting out the digi-stamp I shaped it a bit and then stuck it in place using glue gel. I finished off the card by adding the peel-off.
Keep an eye out for my next “Pick of the Week” post for “The Dragons Den” in April. In the meantime there will be further “Pick of the Week” inspiration cards posted by other design team members every Monday until then, and lots of other posts during each week to inspire you.
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- If you fancy trying out some of Stamping Dragon Designs, please do visit the Store to find all sorts of digital goodies for crafting, and the minimum spend is only £2 (you’ll find great digi-stamps and lots more).
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- Stamping with the Dragon – Challenge Blog : new challenge every fortnight
- The Dragon’s Den – Blog : a showcase blog for lots of different crafting made using Dragon Designs.
- Then of course there’s the Dragon Boss Lady’s own blog – Straight From The Craftroom
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You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)
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