Stamp-Off Paper Challenge

Stamp-Off Paper Challenge

It’s another Stamp-Off Friday! This one fits right in with my new resolve to use my designer series paper (DSP) and ribbon instead of hoarding it. It’s a paper challenge!

This was so fun, because I have lots of new DSP! I actually started my creative process with the stamped image, however. Take a look.

Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Up!

I used a technique I learned at my class last weekend. I inked the tree stamp from Lovely as a Tree, then stamped it 5-7 times in a tiny, tiny circular motion. Then I inked and stamped again (and again, and again!).  I used Bermuda Bay and Tranquil Tide for the trees. After I had all the trees stamped, I used a little water with a paintbrush to spread the color and “fatten” the trees. After it dried, I stamped a couple trees again, just to bring them out a bit. And finally, I added some Marina Mist to the sky.

A short side note: I have my stamps organized alphabetically over my stamp table. But there are two sets – Teeny Tiny Wishes and Lovely as a Tree – that are so old, they’re in clam shell cases, so they’re not in the same place, because they don’t fit. Sadly, I forget about Lovely as a Tree, because I’ve had it for so long. It’s not in front of my face, and it’s not new, so I just forget I have it. But it works great with this technique, so expect to see it a lot more. It’s the set that never retires.

I used Watercolor Paper for the tree layer. It works really well with water. (As Amelia would say, “Yeah. Duh!” I’m not sure who taught her that, but s/he is not my favorite person!)

I decided the striped design from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP would be perfect for this image. I think I copped out on this challenge by using the DSP as simply a layer, but it’s the letter of the law, right? I used DSP so it fits the challenge.

The sentiment is from Oh So Eclectic. I love that set. It’s very versatile, and the sentiments are so fun. I’m so glad I won it at OnStage! The framelits that coordinate with it are on my next order.

Now – head over to Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs to see what they’ve done with DSP with week. They’re pretty amazing, so I’m going to guess at least one of them used it in a more creative way than just a layer!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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8 Responses to Stamp-Off Paper Challenge

  1. Susan Horr says:

    I have to get this set out and try your technique. I love how it turned out,

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  2. Peggy Carper says:

    This is one of my favorite stamp sets as well. I think I will have to get some watercolor paper! Very pretty!

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  3. Jackie says:

    This is beautiful Buffy. I’ve never heard of this technique, but it is wonderful to see a new technique for lovely as a tree!

    Liked by 1 person

    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Jackie! I did something similar with it years and years and years ago, using watercolor crayons. But I love the way it looks with ink, and it’s so easy. (And, as you said, something different for our classic set!)


  4. debsmart says:

    Thanks for sharing a new technique, Buffy! I’ll have to try it out. The trees on your card look beautiful – and the DSP layer is a perfect compliment to the trees:)

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