Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper – Part 4

Designer Series Paper can come in a variety of colours, designs and patterns and sometimes it has beautiful graduated shades or scenes on them. You can add even more interest to your DSP by stamping on it. Day 4 of my Fun Ways with Designer Series Paper brings you the simplicity of stamping to add that little bit extra to make your paper look different.

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Woodgrain paper is always a favourite of mine as it coordinates so well with a variety of projects. On this card, I used the wood textured paper from the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper to create a Christmas card in non-traditional colours.

I used the holly from the Joyful Holly stamp set to stamp a border in Old Olive and added some stars in Terracotta Tile. I love how this adds that special touch to the DSP.

The poinsettia petals were die cut from Shimmery White cardstock and then watercoloured with Terracotta Tile and Cajun Craze ink refills. I love watercolouring as it’s just such an easy way to create a blend of colours and it makes you look like an artist when all you have actually done is swished some colours together.

Once the petals are dry, use a bone folder to curl those petals up for a realistic flower.

I’ve gone non-traditional again for this card, throwing in some Magenta Madness into the mix of Autumn colours. The speckled sheet from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper has got enough blank space to stamp over without looking busy. I think the speckled look just adds to the texture of the frame in the centre.

Combined with some coordinating ribbon and punched out autumn leaves, this card with it’s delicate lace frame shows another way to stamp your Designer Series Paper and get more use out of it.

There is just over a week for you to get in on the amazing Designer Series Paper sale. With 15 different designs on offer at 15% off you will want to grab yourself a bargain and stock up on these beautiful papers.

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Colour Combo Blog Hop – October 2020

Welcome to our monthly Colour Combo Blog Hop. Our colour challenge this month is Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate. Don’t you love it when you have to think outside your usual realm of colour palettes? Well, this one did get me thinking and usually I try to build up from the neutral colour as this gives me a great foundation to start on.

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I first looked for some Designer Series Paper in Smoky Slate that would work for this card. Stampin’ Up! has a range of DSP in their classic colours which is great for all projects as you will always have coordinating DSP. I also chose a piece of marbled Peony Garden DSP for the tag (although this is not very visible in the photo). It has a slight hint of a shade of Gray (for the purposes of this challenge, it is Smoky Slate!).

The peony was stamped on Fluid 100 watercolour paper in Stazon ink. At first,I was first going to colour the image in Watercolour pencils but then realized there was no Mossy Meadow Watercolour pencil so I had to change my plan. I decided to use Stampin’ Write markers instead with Water Painters to colour it in. This is a technique that I haven’t tried before with Water Painters and I loved the effect it gave.

It is like watercolouring because Stampin’ Write Markers are water based. I didn’t realize how effective or easy it would be. Definitely a technique that’s going to be used again, given that we have 51 colours in our Stampin’ Write Markers range.

I added some extra leaves, die cut from the World of Good Designer Series Paper using the Forever Flourishing Dies. Combined with the watercoloured leaves this created a lovely full bouquet.

Thank you for stopping by Stamping Flair in Melbourne today. Enjoy the rest of the hop as you are inspired by this lovely colour combination. Click on the Next button to go see Linda Moore’s project.

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Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Harvest Time

Welcome to the Joy of Sets Blog Hop for October where we are showcasing projects featuring Harvest Time. I just love all the colours that this brings to my mind – the colours of Autumn. There’s something warm and homely about those shades of orange, yellow and rust brown.

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I couldn’t go past the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set which I just love and I don’t think I’ll ever get rid of. Those cans …… I find a use for them all the time. I coloured this can with a combination of Soft Suede, Cinnamon Cider and Bronze Stampin’ Blends. Being such a simple colouring medium to use, it’s easy to create a customized colour by blending different colours together.

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To create the wheat, I started off by dabbing Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee inks with a sponge on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. This gave a lovely speckled look. Then I die cut it using the Sunflowers Dies.

I loved the look of the striped sheet of paper in the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper but it didn’t quite match my card. So I set about creating my own using the brush tip of my Stampin’ Blends. I used Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade and really loved how it turned out. Having coordinating colouring tools and inks makes the creative process so much easier.

Some fussy cut pumpkins and stamped images from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set add to the harvest bounty of this card.

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I hope you have enjoyed the project I have shared with you today. You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith from Stamping Flair in Australia. Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back soon.

Click on the Next Blog button to visit Vicki Milyard for more inspiration.

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Narelle Fasulo

Lisa Mackey

Fiona Whitehead

Mo Rootes

Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter

JoAnn Pollock

Libby Fens

Rochelle Laird-Smith you are here

Vicki Milyard

Susan Webster

Jill Chapman

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Brenda Nelson


Stamp ‘n Hop Blog Hop – Favourite DSP

What a cracker of a theme for this month’s Stamp ‘n Hop Blog Hop. We are using our favourite DSP on our projects. With a fantastic sale on during October on a range of our Designer Series Paper, you will be wanting to grab a bargain once you’re through with our hop today.

Stamp 'n Hop October 2020, Favourite DSP

So what is DSP? It’s Stampin’ Up! lingo for patterned paper and stands for Designer Series Paper. Our Designer Series Paper range is double-sided to give you more choice and it’s a nice thicker paper which allows you more creative possibilities.

There are so many beautiful papers and it’s always a difficult decision to make as to which one is my favourite. So, I chose one that has recently caught my eye. I must tell you that when I first saw the Plaid Tidings DSP in the Mini Holiday Catalogue, it didn’t really grab me but when I got it in my hands it was an entirely different story. I love the different colour combinations that are available making it really easy to create projects for a number of occasions. There’s bright colours, muted tones and even black and white which gives you lots of creative possibilities.

Plaid Tidings DSP

Today, I have paired the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper with the Press On stamp set. This is a fun stamp set with cute images and sentiments which are great for coffee lovers however it could be easily adapted to hold a hot chocolate!

This sheet of paper really pulled towards the Oranges but I just thought I’d give Old Olive a try. I love how, together with the Granny Apple Green cup, it really brought out the colour of the DSP. The black circle has been punched from the Magic in this Night DSP.

I’ve kept my cards simple in layout to let the colours of the paper really show through. This next card has a colour combination of Melon Mambo, Merry Merlot and Daffodil Delight. I’m loving the bright colours of this plaid sheet. Some simple colouring highlights the stamped image.

Another great sheet from this pack, in Pretty Peacock. The sentiment is a separate stamp so you can add that on any cup. I stamped ribbon with Cinnamon Cider coffee beans for a custom look.

Just think of all the possibilities with stamped ribbons!

You are currently visiting Rochelle Laird-Smith in Melbourne, Australia. I hope you have enjoyed my projects using the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper. This paper and a selection of others ares currently on sale at 15% off. Get yourself a pack (or a few) to stock up for your projects.

Next on our hop is Rebecca-Jo Unwin. Click on the ‘Next’ button to go to her blog and follow the hop for lots of lovely inspiration with our fabulous Designer Series Paper.

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights – October 2020

Hi friend,

Lovely to have you here at Stamping Flair in Melbourne for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. Our theme is about showing gratitude and saying Thank You to those around us.

I made this card as a double for a team challenge I took part in and thought it would work well for the Blog Highlights as well. Each team member was given the same amount of Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper and cardstock and we had to come up with a card.

With some very strategic die cutting I managed to create several layers, a tag and even have quite a bit of leftover DSP and cardstock.

The Stitched so Sweetly Dies are beautiful for adding lovely frames to projects. To save cardstock, I cut out the centre from the larger frame and used it as a tag. I love the bright and cheery feel of this card to say ‘Thank you’ to some one.

With so many flowers on the DSP, I thought some birds from the Birds & More Dies would suit this coordinating floral set.

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New at SU Blog Hop – 2020 In Colours

Welcome to my blog Stamping Flair. I am based in Melbourne, Australia and today I am thrilled to be participating in the New at SU Blog Hop for the first time. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world and this month we are showcasing our beautiful new In-Colours.

I chose the Fancy Phrases bundle which includes the Fancy Phrases stamp set and the Fancy Tag Topper punch to showcase the 5 colours – Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight and Bumble Bee. My card bases were chosen from the Neutrals range to keep a uniformed look.

Cinnamon Cider

I find that Cinnamon Cider can be quite a strong colour so I toned it down by adding it to a Crumb Cake card base. The Cinnamon Cider panel has been stamped with the edge of the large stamp in the Fancy Phrases stamp set to create a border right around. The Very Vanilla panel has been embossed with the Old World embossing folder and sponged in Bumble Bee and Cinnamon Cider to create a soft shading. Accents of gold foil and ribbon work well with the earthy tones of Cinnamon Cider .

Just Jade

This is my favourite of the 5. A Smoky Slate card base with a frame die cut from the Stitched Rectangles dies create a lovely combination against the stamped-off Just Jade flowers. I used the Fancy Tag Topper punch to create the black tag. Being able to turn the punch over and align the centre of the cardstock, makes it easy to create smaller tags than the 5cm which is the actual width of the punch.

Magenta Madness

A simple card layout for my Magenta Madness and Basic Gray card. I have added detail with the Little Details embossing folder, running it through twice to get the border on either side of the cardstock. The Glitter Organdy ribbon adds a bit of sparkle to this ‘Miss You’ card. Now that we are back in lock down, I’ve got someone in mind that I could send this to. Aren’t we just so fortunate to have this hobby which we can use to lift up others. 

Bumble Bee

This is another one of those fairly strong colours which I like to add in muted tones. I started off by adding a piece of the Peony Garden DSP to my Gray Granite card base. Then I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Dry Brush stamp and cut 3×1 1½” strips. The border from the Peony dies in Basic Black works well with these colours and creates an elegant edge to the card. I really like this layout at it’s also great for using up cardstock and DSP scraps. 

The outer sentiment does have a second part which I stamped on the inside of the card.

Misty Moonlight

An ombré background from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper against a Sahara Sand card base was used for my last card. I created a tag from another section of the same DSP and stamped some flowers in Misty Moonlight. Cinnamon Cider adds a nice contrast on this card against all the blues. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed my cards and they inspire to create using our In-Colours. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment. There is a list of products used on these cards, at the bottom of this post.  For more ideas on how to use these colours, make sure you hop through all the blogs which are listed further down.

Next on our hop is Pat Ertman. Click on the button below to go through to see her lovely creation.

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Creative Juice by Loni – In Color Memories & More Cards

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Pattern Play with In Color

As the Ink Dries – Moonlight, Jade & Whale Done

A Crowning Creation – Lovely You In Color

Stamping Flair – Fancy Phrases In Colour (you are here)

Gifted Hands Ink – Misty Moonlight

A Little Kinder – Bumblebee

Moore Fun Stamping – Pretty Parasol In Color

Jemini Crafts – In Colour Postage for You

Stamping with the Copper Cropper – In Colors

Playing with Paper Crafting – Tasteful Touches In Colour

Terryfic Cards – Just Jade

247inkspiration – In Color Flowers for Every Season Suite


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