This is my entry for the Joy of Sets Blog challenge this month which had to be themed around the letter B.
As usual I've gone to town with my B's and came up with this Berry Burst Baby card. I actually think it's the cutest card I've ever made and yet it's very simple... well it would have to be for me to make it!
So I used a Berry Burst cardstock tent fold base and inside I added a Whisper White layer to add strength but primarily because I wanted to stamp on the inside. I did just that using Berry Burst ink and a gorgeous stamp from the Birthday Blossoms set... more B's! I affixed this using a little Tombow liquid adhesive across the spine.
Next I opted for a Berry Burst based designer series paper from the Colour Theory range by Stampin' Up! to create a mat. I'll let you into a secret now, when I first saw the Colour Theory DSP I thought "What horrid designs, what on Earth will anyone make with that?". Then I thought, "Come on now Miss Demonstrator stop having your tantrum, order some and do something beautiful with it". So I did and I proved myself wrong and have made some really pretty projects using this fab DSP and know that hundreds of other gorgeous makes have been shared using it too.
Next I added a Whisper White layer but first I stamped it using a flower stamp from the Background Bits stamp set. I used Berry Burst ink again but stamped off this time to give it a less brilliant finish as I wanted it to compliment the sentiment not fight with it.
I LOVE the Background Bits stamp set and know I'm not alone in that. It's gorgeous.
Next I took my Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and made a little Berry Burst cardstock ribbon to edge just the bottom of the stamped cardstock and finished each end off with a pearl from the Basic Jewels set. These covered up the mini-dimensionals I'd used to adhere the ribbon to the card. I chose to use dimensionals rather than tombow to give a raised effect to the project and it did work a treat.
So far my mat and layer and insert had been attached using Tombow but I chose to attach the sentiment layers using dimensionals to give some depth to the card. I took a simple Berry Burst rectangle and added a slightly smaller one in Whisper White which I'd stamped using Berry Burst ink. The sentiment is from the Better Together stamp set which is a fantastically versatile set.
TOP TIP: If you're a newbie to Stampin' Up! I would definitely recommend Better Together as a good staple to start off with. It has a sentiment for more or less any occasion plus a few cute little image stamps.
I finished the whole thing off with a Berry Burst Bitty Bow from the 2017-19 In-colour set.
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Have a great weekend.