You all know how much I love the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.  Today I have gone a bit overboard in the use of it.  LOL!!  I even added in an embossed layer of the Gold Foil Sheets.  The outcome is well worth all the shine and DSP.




I have added a variety of “Gold” to today’s card.  As I commented in yesterday’s post, I have been neglecting the Embossing Folders.  So the star of this show is the Gold Foil Sheet embossed using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  Oh My, does it show up wonderfully with the gold!  I really hated to cover up parts of it.

To carry on the Gold theme, I went with two sheets from the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper.  This paper is all a work of art!  I like using smaller pieces of it in that it makes me think it will last longer.  The final gold layer is another small piece of the Gold Foil sheet cut using the Layering Circles Dies.

Shaded Spruce

To break up all of the gold, I pulled Shaded Spruce from the marble looking piece of DSP.  It could have been the softer shade of green, but I wanted something that was strong enough to highlight the gold.  I still used it somewhat sparingly.   By using it as the background layers, it is like the man’s black tuxedo to better show the lady’s sparkling evening gown.  (I read that somewhere, I do not wear evening gowns!)

The last touch of greens are on the sentiment layer.  Since I went with the Gold background for the sentiment, I stamped the Best Wishes using the Shaded Spruce Ink.  Although I have not used Soft Succulent in the card, the softer color for the bow is the correct choice.  Plus the texture of that Open Weave Ribbon is a great contrast to the gold.


  • card base of Shaded Spruce is cut 4 1/4 X 11, folded in half at 5 1/2
  • layer of Basic White is cut 4 X 5 1/4
  • Gold Foil embossed layer is cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Shaded Spruce long layer is cut 1 5/8 X 4 5/8
  • Striped DSP  is cut 1 1/2 X 4 1/2
  • Shaded Spruce wider layer is cut 2 5/8 X 3 5/8
  • Veined DSP is cut 2 1/2 X 3 1/2


The Expressions In Ink DSP is not included in the current 15 % off sale.  However, when I checked it is back in stock and available to order.  If you place your order through my online store, please use the host code further down, or on the right side of the page depending on your computer.

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!


My July Host Code is 2GKGF4Q7.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small gift for those with orders over $50.00 in addition to the Perk Rewards Program.  You can read all of the information at the top of the page in the Menu Bar under SHOP / Perks.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,