Stamp Off Designer Series Paper Challenge

Stamp Off Designer Series Paper Challenge

Welcome to another Friday Stamp Off with Susan, Jackie and me! I loved this week’s challenge. It’s another Designer Series Paper (DSP) Challenge, but this time, we have to use two different patterns of DSP.

What I love about our challenges is there are no rules. Well, ok. There’s one rule – have fun. That’s it. So when I read the challenge this week – Use two patterns of DSP – I wondered, “Is that two different packs or two patterns in the same pack?” And then I remembered – we have no rules. It can be whatever we want.

I had lots of ideas for this challenge, but I decided to go with the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack and the Come Sail Away DSP. I started to go with the obvious – use a nautical theme with the Come Sail Away DSP  and Neutrals DSP stack and Sailing Home Stamp Set, because – hello – Night of Navy works with everything! Oh, that would have been so cool, right? I love the Sailing Home Stamp Set, and I think I’ve mentioned that I have almost everything in the Come Sail Away Suite. But I decided to make this a real challenge for me.

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Ok, this may not be that much of a challenge for me after all. Flowers, gingham, and vintage frames are totally in my wheelhouse.

First, I die-cut and embossed the oval frame from one of the Come Sail Away DSP patterns using the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders. You guys, this is so awesome! You get the dies and folders in one pack and it’s gorgeous! When I saw this at OnStage in April, I knew it was going on my first order. I used a shim when I embossed the frame, but it still didn’t get the “oomph” I wanted. So the new Embossing Plate will be on my next order!

Because the embossing didn’t show up on the DSP like I wanted, I sponged some Soft Suede Classic Ink on the frame. Better…but the new platform is still on the order.

Next, I stamped the medium daisy from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set in Night of Navy on Very Vanilla Cardstock, stamping three times for each daisy. Then I punched with the medium daisy punch and layered the flowers. (Oh, by the way, if you bundle the Daisy Lane Stamp Set with the Medium Daisy Punch, you can save 10% over the individual price.)

I didn’t want to take away too much from the DSP but I did need some greenery, so I punched two leaves from Shaded Spruce Cardstock using the Leaf Punch.

Time to put everything together. I added a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of the Night of Navy gingham design from the Neutrals DSP stack to a Crumb Cake card base. Then I added the die-cut oval frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals. One of the daisies was added with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the other is flat on the card. I adhered the Shaded Spruce greenery using some Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Finally, I needed a sentiment. I stamped the Smile sentiment from the Daisy Lane Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then punched with the Story Label Punch. I trimmed the top and bottom off the punched layer, then added the sentiment to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The instructions took a long time to write (and, seriously, 500 words later…), but this card came together so quickly. I was watching “Frasier” while I made it, and I didn’t make it through even half an episode.

Take a minute to see what Jackie and Susan did this week. I always try to guess what they’ll use, but lately, my guesses have fallen way short of the mark. Will Susan use Sailing Home? Will Jackie use flowers or will she go “guy” on us and use a masculine image? Will either of them use pink? Oh, the suspense…

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely 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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6 Responses to Stamp Off Designer Series Paper Challenge

  1. Susan Horr says:

    When I first looked at the card, I couldn’t see the second DSP because it is very subtle. I love it though! Your card is very pretty.

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Susan! Yes, I tried to be subtle, because, as our mothers taught us, “Don’t mix patterns!” I know that’s not a rule any more, but it’s still hard to change!


  2. jackie says:

    Tee Hee, I did the same thing Buffy. Two different DSP packs, or two sheets from the same pack. In then end, the answer is whatever we want! I love your card with that patterned wreath against a gingham background. So different and beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. debsmart says:

    Such a pretty card, and fun challenge. You executed it perfectly! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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