Friday, October 23, 2009

Making My Own DSP

Hello Stamping Friends:
I have had the pleasure of my Grandson all day, he sure knows how to keep a person active. It was a beautiful day here so I spent as much time outside as I could. We have already had snow once but it was just like a day you could expect in September here.

While Ryan was busy watching his favourite TV program I went into my stamp room to do something. I was really bumbed out about the fact that I could not get anymore of the bulk DSP paper Christmas Cocoa. I had several cards in mind with that paper and I was beside myself as to what to do.

I decided that I would try to make my own and hope for a reasonable facimilie of it. As I was working on this, a email came thru from Gretchen Baron and her Weekend Challenge sketch was posted in it. What great timing for me.

So here is her card sketch:

and here is my card.

This is how I created my background to look similar to the one in the DSP. I used Soft Suede card stock. I randomly stamped the snowflakes from Serene Snowflakes all over the paper with Whisper White Craft ink. Then I embossed it with clear embossing powder. I sponged all over the card stock with Soft Suede and then wiped off the snowflakes.

I stamped the image from the stamp set Gift of Christmas in Soft Suede as well. I stamped it again and cut the dove out, sponged the edges and then applied the Champagne Shimmer Paint on the edges.

I cut the snowflakes from the Merry Moments Sizzix die and applied the Champagne Shimmer Paint to them. I think the background turned out pretty good, what do you think?

Stamps: Gift of Christmas, Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Soft Suede, Whisper White Craft Ink
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Merry Moments Die


Rachel Bleich said...

Your card is absolutely stunning! Very nice job. I need to play with the Shimmer Paint that I did get but haven't had time to open!

Cate said...

This is so beautiful. Great job with making your own DP.

Erin Morley said...

Ooooh that's really pretty! Great job!

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

you did an amazing on this sketch of Gretchen's. Fumny cause I just pulled out this stamp this morning (Oct. 26, 2009) amd wanted to make a card for Mojo Monday with it. My thought was to colour the bird, and seen that you highlighted so beautifully. It looks so good. I love it
have a good evenin
AKA Stampin Stressay
(one Canadian Stamper to another ( Alberta))