Saying Goodbye to DSPs

There were so many papers in the this year’s catalogs that I simply loved. So, while Stampin’Up! is saying “goodbye” to all of these lovelies, I may have hoarded a few for personal use, so I can continue to play with them. But as we get ready to close the current catalog to make room for the new, including many new, beautiful papers, I thought I would share a few card samples with my favorites DSPs.

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Z-fold card

Petal Promenade

Framing the papers
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Sparkly Anniversary Card

Sparkly Anniversary Card

Sometimes, a special card can be made with the simplest stamps. In this case, I wanted to make a card for a couple’s anniversary that captured the theme of their New Year’s eve wedding two years ago. I used a simple small circle stamp inked with a brown then Brilliant gold ink. It was then stamped with versamark ink and gold embossing powder, and heat set. The sentiment was also stamped in Brilliant gold and framed with a border stamp in versamark and gold embossing powder. Overall, I was pleased with the result of this simple, single layer card.

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Inlaid Rose Wonder

Inlaid Rose Wonder

Who doesn’t love the new Falling in Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin’Up! I think it makes the perfect background for a die cut rose inlaid with a different color cardstock. In this example the rose was die cut from vellum (so that the outline would blend into the background) and inlaid with white card stock on the beautiful Falling in Love DSP, and then layered onto a blushing bride card base. The sentiment was die cut using the framelit from the Rose Wonder bundle, and stamped with Crumb Cake ink, then popped up on dimensionals over a piece of white craft ribbon. The butterfly was punched from the same card stock and overlaid with a vellum butterfly and dressed with a trio of pearls. In hindsight, I should have added a layer of white between the card base and DSP to make it pop more.

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When Mistakes Happen (and they do)

I remember early on being told that there are no mistakes in card making. Of course, mistakes happen, but they are usually easily fixed. Well, here’s an example of a mistake that actually improved the card, and that’s a good thing! (Sorry, it’s the Martha Stewart in me).

The original is pictured first, but when cutting the chocolate chip mat for the second card (which I CASEd from Elaine Shader), I cut it wrong, but decided to use it in a different way. I actually prefer the second card.

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