Welcome, today you are visiting Vanessa Baker from Auckland, New Zealand and I am participating in Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Team Blog Hop!
Scrappy Strip Technique
My card features Bruno’s Scrappy Strip Technique using the retiring Bird Ballad DSP. This DSP has been one of my favourites over the last year, I don’t mind fussy cutting so I’ve used almost every bird on the paper. So this is my farewell to Bird Ballad DSP and I love the way this background technique uses up so many odd strips of DSP no-one likes to waste pretty paper now do they?
- Petal Pink Card Base 14.9 x 21 cm
- Basic Gray layer 14.4 x 10 cm
- Basic Gray layer 14.9 x 10.5 cm to apply strips to then trimmed to 14 x 9.6 cm
You Can Make It
- Cut your strips of DSP on angles as per Bruno’s instructional video
- Adhere the strips to your 14.9 x 10.5 cm Basic Gray layer with a small gap between each strip and allowing them to finish over the edges of the card
- Once you’ve covered the layer with the strips you can trim this piece to 14 x 9.6 cm. This allows a nice basic gray border to be visible around the edges when you adhere it to the next layer
- Adhere the layers to the card base, I used multipurpose glue for all these layers
- Now you can add a sentiment and focal image to the card
Bird Ballad DSP Finishing Touches
- I fussy cut birds from the Bird Ballad DSP, the yellow birds needed a larger layer underneath them and I had this Stitched Heart on my desk which was perfect. I popped the heart on dimensionals and the birds are adhered with multipurpose glue and small dimensionals on the flowers and leaves that overhang the edge of the heart.
- The sentiment is from Label Me Bold, a stamp set retiring on 2 June. I love the solid background with the letters appearing as the colour of the card they are stamped on. Also you can easily follow the lines to cut these out without needing a punch or die.
- The second card has 2 sweet little gray birds and a blossom. I mounted them on a Stitched Nested Labels die cut shape and used the sentiment from Heartfelt stamp set using Basic Gray ink.
I’m really pleased with how these turned out, I love how pretty the paper looks together in strips and the beautiful fussy cut birds. You may remember I used the Bird Ballad DSP recently in this other post.
The Bird Ballad DSP is retiring on 2 June 2020 and is currently on sale while stocks last click here to order yours today. The Free as a Bird stamp set and Stitched nested Labels Dies are still available in the new annual catalogue however the 10% bundle discount will be gone after 2 June so grab them now too. Use this link for a list of all the products I used in today’s project.
Click here to shop the retiring list, all product is only while stocks last and there are some discounted items.
If you live in New Zealand, I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator. If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click here. For some reason the retiring Stitched Be Mine dies would not appear in the product list. They are available while stocks last using the product code 148527 and are currently reduced from $74 to $44.40. If you follow the link above the discount on the Bird Ballad DSP will show after you add it to your cart. Please be sure to use the monthly code below and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!
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