Today’s challenge was to stamp my own DSP (Designer Series Paper). If you haven’t tried it, you should, because it’s really fun! I chose to stamp a sheet of cocktails from the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set.
First, I stamped the cocktail glass in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock, 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″, in three, alternating rows. Then, I had the fun of coloring. The stamp set comes with a stamp that fills the glass, and even has ice cubes.
I used four colors: Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, and Magenta Madness. To make the drinks a lighter shade, I used the “stamped off” technique. This means, I inked the stamp, stamped on scratch paper, and stamped my project without re-inking.
Next, I used the same four colors in Stampin’ Blends to finish coloring the citrus and umbrellas. I love how Stampin’ Up! coordinates everything!
After coloring the cocktails I used the second largest, Stitched Rectangles Die, to cut it down to size. This way, I wasn’t tempted to show complete images, instead of partial images, as “real” designer paper would be when cut.
Next, I layered it on Bermuda Bay Cardstock, cut with the largest, Stitched Rectangles Die, and layered both on a Coastal Cabana card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.
“Cocktails” is one of the Love You More Than Dies, cut from Basic Black Cardstock, and layered on the same word cut from Bermuda Bay Cardstock. It gives the word thickness, as well as a subtle bit of color.
To complete the sentiment, I stamped “today is a” and “kind of day” in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock. Hint: I placed the phrases side by side on the acrylic block when stamping, so they would be easy to cut the same size.
I was inspired by TGIF.
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