When the current catalog was revealed earlier this year, I was immediately drawn to the Naturals Composition Designer Series Paper. This sturdy, clear embossed 12″x12″ pack of DSP would certainly prove to be a versatile friend for all sorts of great projects. It’s my fault, though, that I’ve only used it once. It was this draining guilt that led me into my craft room to create a project with this paper.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Use the tools you have. You already have the sponges and sponge daubers (well, I think I remember seeing them in your craft room the other day), but when was the last time you used them? Don’t forget they are there! To create this look, I simply sponged the DSP with Primrose Petals and then wiped over the image with a paper towel (you already know the brand I use, right?). Wiping the image removes the ink from the embossed portion of the DSP (the ink won’t really dry there, so it’s best to wipe it off so it doesn’t transfer to something else).
- It’s called Word Window for a reason. I know I didn’t invent this concept, but until now, I have only used my Word Window punch to create a tag-like label – I just haven’t found a reason to make that punch be a window. Instead of trying to stamp on the background through the window (soooo much room for error with that), here’s what I did:
I knew I wanted the base layer of my card to be Crumb Cake, so I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of Crumb Cake (I’m going to do something with that later):
I punched a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with my Word Window punch and adhered it to the Naturals Composition DSP right where I wanted it to be.
I punched right over the punched scrap.
I positioned the “friends” sentiment (from above) perfectly behind the punched window and adhered it to the back of the sponged piece of DSP. I then glued all of that to the Crumb Cake card base. All of this to avoid stamping precisely in the place I wanted to stamp? Why, yes. ‘Tis true. And it was well worth the labor.
Stamp Sets: Just Believe Papers: Natural Compositions Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake Inks: Primrose Petals, Soft Suede Accessories: Crochet Trim, Word Window punch
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