Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Suite Showcase no. 6 - Ready to Ride

Hi there and welcome back! 
This week’s Suite Showcase focuses on Ready to Ride. I have to confess, I haven’t purchased the stamp and dies as I don’t feel that I would use them to their full advantage, however, I am going to show you what I’ve made using just the designer series paper (DSP). The DSP in this suite lends itself to both masculine and feminine cards. 

For my first card here, on a Pumpkin Pie card base, I used the gas/petrol station scene from one of the DSP sheets that has a number of images on that can be cut down to create toppers. I simply layered it on some Basic Black. I used one of the other DSP sheets for the card base layer. I pulled out the Biggest Wish stamp set for a more masculine sentiment and stamped on Very Vanilla. 

For the next card, I again used Pumpkin Pie for the card base, I mat and layered a piece of DSP that looks like metal on black. Then used 2 more of the ‘toppers’ from one of the DSP sheets – the rose and one of motorbikes. I pulled a sentiment from Simply Fabulous and stamped this on Soft Suede. 

For my next card, I used Soft Suede as my card base and cut a matting layer also in Soft Suede. I embossed this piece using the Metal Plate 3d embossing folder from the suite and then using some more of the topper elements from the DSP sheet, I layered 3 of them up; then I fussy cut a bike from another sheet of DSP and adhered this to the card on dimensionals. I thought this would make a nice Father’s Day card, so I pulled the sentiment from Celebrating You. I black heat embossed the sentiment on Soft Suede. 

Moving on to more feminine cards, I kept the same colour scheme as those in the DSP. I used a Basic Black card base with a layer of the checker board DSP. I embossed a piece of Pumpkin Pie using the Metal Plate 3d embossing folder but I blended some Pumpkin Pie around the edges to soften the colour a bit. I then cut a banner shape from the roses DSP. The sentiment came from the Favoured Flowers stamp set. This was white heat embossed on black. I finished all of the above cards off with some of the Adhesive Backed Studs. 

For my most feminine card using the DSP, I used the roses DSP and adhered this at an angle on my Basic Black card base. I then cut a Basic Black layer to the same size as the card base. To make the valley in the middle, I then marked on the Basic Black layer, where the roses DSP came to and marked it. Then I cut from the top left corner to each of the marks using my paper trimmer. I then adhered a strip of Polished Pink cardstock to both black pieces, to give a flash of colour and trimmed the edges before adding both pieces to the Pretty Flowers embossing folder. I added these to the card base on black dimensionals. To finish the card, I stamped 3 of the smaller flowers from Fragrant Flowers stamp set. I added a pop of Polished Pink using my blends and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I fussy cut these out as I didn’t want a white border around the edges of the flowers. The sentiment I pulled from the Simply Fabulous stamp set, which was white heat embossed on black and I finished the whole card off with some Polished Pink ribbon and some Iridescent Pastel Gems.

Please head on over to Alison's blog at The Inkspirational Crafter, to check out what she's been making with the suite.

If you want to recreate any of these projects, the list of products I used are below. See you next time!

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