Use DSP as a Canvas – NC Demos Blog Hop

Welcome to the September NC Demos blog hop!  Thanks for stopping by to see my project for this month.  If you’ve just come from Tracie Evans Langley’s blog, didn’t you love her project?  She is in incredibly talented stamper.

This month, we are featuring techniques that we really like.  Lately, I have been using Designer Series Paper (DSP) as canvas for my cards.  Warning:  This can get quite addictive!  I’ve also been focused on a great stamp set called Floral Statements.  So far this week, I have posted three projects using this stamp set.  The card below is my fourth!  Yup – I’m addicted!

There have been so many stampers who have posted their cards with wood plank backgrounds.  The pictures are really eye catching.  I decided to use the Wood Textures DSP to add an additional element to the card.  This collection of DSP is especially gorgeous and incredibly versatile.

Tips on making the card:

  • Use Archival Basic Black ink to stamp onto the DSP.
  • Enjoy coloring the design with Watercolor Pencils.  Your stress level will literally go down to zero as you color!
  • Use an Aqua Painter to blend the colors from the Watercolor Pencils.  Be sure to use the smallest amount of water possible.  The results will amaze you!
  • Select a few leaves (or maybe specific petals from the flower) to stamp onto a piece of scrap DSP.  Color the leaves (or petals) with the Watercolor Pencils.  Fussy cut the images.  If you choose the leaves for the fussy cutting, you’ll need a tad more patience!
  • To create the 3D effect pictured below, adhere the fussy cut pieces directly onto of the DSP aligning them with the stamped design.
  • Be forewarned – You will likely start the process all over again when you see your creation!

To see the other cards that I have posted featuring the Floral Statements stamp set and different techniques, please click on the links below:

To continue the NC Demos Blog Hop, head over to Sue Root’s blog.  I know she has an amazing project to share with you.  You can also check out all participants listed below.

The main products that I used to make this month’s card are pictured below.  Click on any product, and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!

NC Demos Blog Hoppers:

Laurie Meier <– YOU ARE HERE

12 thoughts on “Use DSP as a Canvas – NC Demos Blog Hop

    • Laurie Meier says:

      Christina – Thanks so much! The card was so much fun to make. The DSP is a great way to add a lot of interest to the background.

    • Laurie Meier says:

      Melissa – Thanks for your comments! I bet the Wood Textures DSP is a favorite of many. Great that the collection will be included in the SU! October DSP sale. I’ll definitely be adding more to my stash.

    • Laurie Meier says:

      Jo Anne – Thanks so much. The 3D look is very fun to add. It just takes a little (maybe a lot!) of patience to fussy cut the leaves 🙂

  1. Sue Root says:

    I like everything about this card. The DSP you picked is perfect. I love the 3D look of the leaves. I hadn’t looked much at this stamp but I really like it on this card.

    • Laurie Meier says:

      Sue – I really appreciate your comments. When I saw the amazing designs in the DSP collection, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I’m really getting addicted to DSP. There are just so many possibilities.

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