Sunday, July 18, 2010

Make Your Own DSP with Collage Stamping! (Tutorial)

This little beauty is another card I designed for my Hostess Club for our July meeting. It's another one of the 4x8 cards I just recently starting making with a 2" pocket inside. Aside from the ribbon, all product is current SU, the ribbon retired:( My other card using this fold was posted on 7/3, check it out if you didn't see it! What I love about this one, is I decided to make my own DSP! (SU's term...Designer Series Paper). I have stamped my own patterned paper before, but not as quickly or as easily as this. Keep reading!
Here's the inside of the card showing the pocket with the insert pulled out. I left my flowers colorless on the inside, but had some club members color theirs! It was pretty both ways. I love the way this DSP uses the colors I wanted, I didn't have to work around a pre-printed paper! Now, don't get me wrong, I love DSP as much as the next stamper, but sometimes I want it in exact colors, that's where this comes in!

This set is new to the 2010-2011 IBC, it's called Awash With Flowers, and I purchased it Clear Mount. The Block in the picture is 'E'. This set comes in two DVD boxes, one for the outlines, one for the solid images. I took the flowers from the outline case and arranged them on the clear block. I am showing the example on a 2.5x8" strip. This is quicker to do on a full sheet, then cut it down, I am thinking OSW!!! (One Sheet Wonder) Once you have the stamps arranged to your liking, ink them up all at once, here using Basic Gray), and stamp away! So quick! It's easy to continually stamp an exact pattern! No randomness unless you want it!

Once the paper is stamped, I then took each individual solid and inked the colors! I will definitely be making more of my own paper with this set! It would be wonderful to sit down and do a few sheets of Whisper White CS with the outlines and fill in with color when you were ready for it! Talk about a great use of the Clear Blocks and the stamp sets!
I hope you'll all try out this method of Collage Stamping!!! It's fun, easy, and what better way to get the most bang for your buck!
This card uses:
CS---Whisper White, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight
Ink --- Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist
Stamps---Awash With Flowers, clear block 'E', and A-D
Scallop Trim Border Punch, Melon Mambo Dotted Ribbon


  1. This is gorgeous, love the bright colours and those clear mount stamps look awesome. I have my first set on order.

  2. Making my own DSP is one of my favorite things to do. It can be time consuming but so worth it in the end. You did a fabulous job. I love the bright, cheery colors.

  3. I LOVE this!!! Such a great tutorial and gorgeous card. I love the collage stamping to create your own DSP. You've made it super easy and it looks amazing! Fabulous work Naomi!

  4. Now that I have time to leave a message, I am going back through all the blogs that I am following through SC, to wish you well. Thank you for sharing. God Bless.


  5. Goodness, that is just gorgeous! Love the tutorial, thanks for sharing it!

  6. GREAT IDEA! This is a good reason to get these stamps as opposed to wood mount.

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas and projects. I am following you now!
    Heather Howe

  7. Very Nice. I'm trying to catch up on the SC list, but I'll be back soon to visit. I'm a new follower and hope you follow me too. Best Wishes. Diane Oliver from Rubber'n Rafters

  8. Very Nice. I'm trying to catch up on the SC list, but I'll be back soon to visit. I'm a new follower and hope you follow me too. Best Wishes. Diane Oliver from Rubber'n Rafters

  9. What a great idea. I just got that set too.

  10. great idea. I am now following you. Hope you follow me too.