Wow, the Designer Series Paper selection in the new Holiday Catalog is absolutely outstanding. Click on the photo above to watch a short video to see all of the gorgeous patterns.
What’s so great about Designer Series Paper you ask? The Designer Series Paper (affectionately known as DSP) is lighter weight than cardstock, and perfect for adding patterned layers to a project. Most DSP is double-sided, so you get two patterns for the price of one. Stuck for color inspiration? Pick your favorite pattern and use the colors from the paper as a starting point for your project. The DSP patterns and colors coordinate with stamps and cardstock for an easy way to get started creating. And last but not least, DSP is drool-worthy!
If you like to craft with your computer as I do, it’s handy to have the RGB color codes to match the real deal exactly. So I’ve created a handy dandy chart that you can download for free – just click on the link RGB Color Codes and you’ll be ready to craft digitally.
Here’s that closeup I promised from the last post. I used whisper white shimmer cardstock along with using the Wink of Stella pen as an aqua painter. And the Pool Party ribbon ups the glimmer and shimmer even more.
First you need some rubber! The full kit on the left above comes with everything you need to get started. And once you carve your first stamp, you’ll definitely want to carve more – the refill kit comes with more rubber and wood blocks to mount them on. Prefer clear mount instead of wood? More good news, as now there is another refill kit #137123 that contains just the rubber, and a 3 pack at that. Now there are three good reasons to try your hand at making your own unique stamp. Check out others’ ideas on Pinterest. And watch for Stamp Carving 102 coming soon, to see my latest creation and get some carving tips 🙂