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Technique Spotlight: Altered Designer Series Paper

Sometimes we overthink things, both in life and in paper crafting. I think this is often the case with Designer Series Paper. Yes, finding creative ways to use the paper is fun and exciting. But alter the Designer Series Paper (DSP)? I always forget how fun and easy THAT is, as well!

Any time there is a DSP with white in it, we are presented with the opportunity to alter it, simply with color. My favorite way to color is probably by simply using ink on a Blending Brush. The following examples use the Abigail Rose DSP.

However, coloring the white of a DSP using Stampin' Blends is a pretty great look and gives the opportunity to use many different colors in nice detail, as opposed to more of an overall background, like a Blending Brush would do.

As I was looking through my Designer Series Paper the other day, I had a thought that this sheet of Abigail Rose DSP would look fantastic in color.

And I was right.

Using a piece that measures 4" x 4", I created a gorgeous book-fold card with very little effort.

The list of paper sizes for this card is short and sweet.

Early Espresso cardstock:

-4 1/4" x 11", scored at 4 1/4" and 5 1/2"

Designer Series Paper:

-4" x 4" (floral)

-1" x 4" (stripe)

Basic White cardstock:

-4" x 4" (inside)

-Stylish Shapes banner

Vellum cardstock:

-Stylish Shapes circle

Petal Pink cardstock:

-Handmade Tag Punch

Here...let's make this easy. Please enjoy this free tutorial for your use:

Very Best Occasions August 2022
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Learn by seeing it done better than by reading instructions? I've got you covered there, too!

And, of course, for links to the products I used in this card, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Check out some of these other papers that would look great with some added color. Get your altered DSP on!

Stamping blessings!


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