April 27, 2021


I purchased a pack of the True Love Designer Series Paper (page 11 of the Mini Catalog) recently because it was BLACK AND WHITE! I could make it any color I wanted to work with -- or leave it as is.

The papers in this pack are exquisite and actually beg me to get out my Stampin' Blends to make them even more beautiful.

One of the sheets that especially appealed to me was the one I used as the background of this card:

Millions of teeny tiny flowers and leaves. Precious. Not sure what to do with it. I didn't want to make a completely black and white card. 

Another of the sheets in this DSP pack features lovely clusters of larger flowers. So that's how I proceeded. 

I grabbed one of those sheets and, using Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo and Light Just Jade Stampin' Blends, I went to work coloring one of the clusters. After I finished with my coloring, I fussy cut the bunch.

Putting the fussy cut colored cluster against the miniscule black and white flowers . . . whoa. A no go for sure. 

Adding the larger flowers onto a black die cut circle was the perfect solution. 

Because there was a lot of black around the flowers, even with leaves extending past the edge, I decided to break up all the black by using the Just Jade Stampin' Blend to color three Basic Pearls. 

A close up of the colored flower cluster:

I wanted an equally pretty sentiment in a sort of scrolly font to complement the rest of the card, so I opted for this cute "hello". Unfortunately it is not a Stampin' Up! die. 

Die cut in black cardstock, it too blended in with the little background flowers when placed right against them. Adding it to a 3/4" by 4" strip of Flirty Flamingo cardstock alleviated that situation, plus brought in a little more of the Flirty Flamingo to give the card a nice balance.

It was mounted onto a Call Me Clover card base.

Did you happen to purchse this pack of Designer Series Paper? If so, how have you used it?




  1. This card is so beautiful, hoping to rejoin Stampin Up again in the near future as I love their products so much

  2. That is lovely. The black and white background really makes the other two colors pop. Pinned.

  3. This is delightful! Thanks for sharing at The Homestead Blog Hop!

  4. Love this design, simply stunning. Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos party. You've been PINKED!

    1. Thank you, Linda! And I love that I've been PINKED! Thanks!

  5. Linda, what a beautiful card - the colors are SO striking!
    Congrats - you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy. Happy Mother's Day to you!

    1. Thank you so much! Happy Mother's Day to you also!