February 26, 2024


Often in the Stampin' Up! catalogs, there are exquisite lush Designer Series Papers. While gorgeous in their own right, you can make them even gorgeous-er (!) by adding a dash of color.

The card I share with you today is just such a case. To the design on the paper, a paper with a luscious metallic sheen, I added color with Stampin' Blends. Because some of the lines were quite delicate, I needed to use the smaller end of the pens and take a great deal of time.

For my card, I used Stampin' Blends in Dark Tahitian Tide, Dark Parakeet Party and Light Call Me Clover. 

The design on the paper was raised just the slightest bit, almost as if it were gently embossed. Placed at an angle in the sunshine, you can almost "see" the dimension of the design. 

I wanted to add a background with some pop to it, so opted for this leafy embossing folder with Tahitian Tide cardstock. The colored piece was matted with Parakeet Party cardstock.

Once again, as so often happens, the colored design was just so pretty that I didn't want to cover up just too much of its charm. So I opted for a delicate white diecut sentiment, added to a strip of Parakeet Party (how appropriate for a BIRTHDAY: Parakeet PARTY) and popped it up over the lower portion with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.

And how about you? When you get your hands on a luscious piece of paper, do you use it as is, try to fancy it up with color, or add it to your stash where it will while away the rest of its life, unused and unappreciated?



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