I hope you had a relaxing and long Holiday!  I did some relaxing and some stamping, so I am happy.

I am playing along with my InKing Royalty Challenge in our Facebook group.  I have a different challenge to make a card from each day.  Today’s challenge is just titled DSP.  Well, if you have been following me for any time, you know I LOVE Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.  Using it is not at all a problem for me.  But to make it the focal point is a bit more challenging.  I hope I have succeeded.



I was hesitant on this DSP when I first saw it.  Then after getting it in my little hands , I was shocked at how beautiful it is.  The “mosaic” is raised on one side of the sheet and not on the other.  The raised areas are just a tad shiny as well.  I know you cannot see any of that in the photo.

I used a section of one sheet for this card.  The background is the flip side of the birds.  I fussy cut the birds from the paper and taped the lower one down.  I placed dimensional beneath the upper one to give it some definition.

The sentiment is from Love What You Do stamp set.  It is definitely  one of my go to stamp sets.  I stamped with Soft Suede Ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  I then punched the sentiment out with the  Everyday Label Punch.  Just for a bit of extra, since I did not have a layer for the sentiment piece, I added ribbon behind the sentiment.  The ribbon is the new Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon.  And it is gorgeous!!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please return tomorrow for another new project.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.



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Additional quick pictures