June 28, 2022


I'm not sure if I invented this take on a well-known technique or not, but using Designer Series Paper this way just popped into my head.

Not even aware of what this particular triple layered technique is called, it is usually done with stamping on the three layers. I decided to skip the stamping step and utilize the beauty and versatility of Designer Series Paper. And this is how it looks: 

I opted to adhere the layers flat on top of each other. The only dimension comes from the popped up sentiment layer with its folded over White Flax Ribbon.

I actually tried several different combinations of DSP with the black layer. They all looked great, but I was most taken with this particular combo.

Following is an easy tutorial on how to pull off this look.

Your choice of Designer Series Paper
A neutral card base  
Black cardstock

All Squared Away stamp set (retired)

Black ink

Die cutting/embossing machine
Layering Circles Dies (page 172, Annual Catalog)
White Flax Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals

Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card base of neutral cardstock. Fold it in half, creasing it well with a bone folder. You will be building your layers on top of this, so you will only see the inside and the back of this cardstock.

From your selection of Designer Series Paper, cut three pieces that measure: 2 x 3 1/4", 3 x 4 1/4" and 4 x 5 1/4". 

From black cardstock, cut three pieces that measure: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2", 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Layer these pieces all together, going from the largest to the smallest. When they are all glued together, stack them in the same order, gluing them.

When all three layers are together, adhere the whole piece to your neutral card base. Unless you were very very accurate in your cutting, you may need to trim a bit at the edges.

On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp a sentiment that fits well inside a 1 3/8" circle in black ink. Use the 1 3/8" die from Layering Circles to cut out the sentiment. From the same die set, use the scalloped die as a mat for the white circle. Adhere these together.

Fold a 6" piece of white flax ribbon in half, snipping the ends to angles and adhere this to the back of the circles, with the folded portion extending above the sentiment.

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add this to the card front.



  1. Now this is one technique I have tried-- both with stamped paper and with DSP. Your card is beautiful and I just love how that back background really makes the DSP pop.

  2. To save precious DSP, you could cut each layer from the one before it using dies. The thin black border will cover the cut marks, and when you layer the pieces, they match up. Of course, you must be careful with the placement of each layer. I love what you did, and your card is fantastic.

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  5. Love this card Linda - this is something I would definitely make! Congrats for being featured at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

  6. This is the gift - not the card! Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth Party. Your participation is greatly appreciated!! Have a fabulous week.

    1. Aw, thank you so much! It was so much fun to create.