So what do you do when you’re out of designer series paper and you don’t want to buy any more until the new catalog is out? You make your own of course. I confess that I’m nowhere near close to being out of DSP, but I’m assuming that there might be a few people in the world who are in this place? Or maybe, it’s just fun making the paper. I then used Love Sparkles for a sentiment, but mostly this is about having fun with the background.
I made quite a few pieces of homemade DSP using the shaving foam technique about 10 days ago and this is using the second piece made with melon mambo, pumpkin pie and daffodil delight. This time, as a main focal point of the card. I’ve matted it using a piece of daffodil delight and then put it down onto a thick whisper white card base. I then used Love Sparkles for my melon mambo sentiment and used the triple banner punch for my flag.
Here’s a little tip for you – when your banner is only partly on a raised piece of card, add cardstock to build up the piece that isn’t on the raised part. I glued a little scrap of whisper white and daffodil delight cut into a square and then added it under the “you” end of the banner. I could then put dimensionals onto this square and also to the other end of the banner and they would be the same height, rather than the banner drooping as it went off the DSP background. It doesn’t have to raise all of the banner, just the piece that has the dimensionals on it.
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