Tag Archive: DistINKtive Stamps

Special type of stamp available only from Stampin’ Up!

It’s hard to decide which side of the Designer Series Paper to highlight!

It’s hard to decide which side of the Designer Series Paper to highlight!

When using the Make A Wish stamp set with Classic Ink that coordinates with the DSP, it’s hard to decide which side of the Designer Series Paper to highlight.  So by using this technique shared by Deseree Krumm, I didn’t have to decide and I can enjoy both sides of the Designer Series Paper!

Details and instructions:

    1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
    2. Use the 3rd largest Rectangular Stitched Framelit with the Big Shot and the Magnetic Platform to cut out a rectangle in the front of the card base.  TIP: I prefer to place the Framelit on the inside of the front so that the nicer looking finished edges would be visible.
    3. Cut your choice of Share What You Love DSP at 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Use Snail Adhesive along the edges to attach to the front of the card base. The reverse side of the DSP will show on the inside of the card.  This is a great way to display both sides of the DSP!
    4. Use coordinating Classic Ink (Rich Razzleberry or Grapefruit Grove) to stamp the greeting from the Life is Grand stamp set on the Whisper White rectangle.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the DSP on the front of the card.  Add a coloured or sparkling embellishment.
    5. Use coordinating Classic Ink (Rich Razzleberry or Grapefruit Grove) to stamp another greeting from the Life is Grand stamp set on the inside of the card.

This is what the inside looks like – nice to be able to see the “other” side of the DSP!

These are the products used for this card: (click on the item to order it from my online store):

Another version using Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink:

And a close up look of this one:

Horizontal Z-Fold Christmas Wreath Card

Horizontal Z-Fold Christmas Wreath Card

As you know, Christmas cards come in all sizes and shapes.  The one I’m sharing today is a Horizontal Z-Fold Christmas Wreath Card.  By using DSP (Designer Series Paper) with coordinating cardstock and ink, we can make lots of cards in a short time span.  Of course, we always need some sparkle so the gold embossing for the wreath and the greetings proves to be a great addition.

Instructions with measurements:

  1. Whisper White Cardstock:  cut 1 at 4-1/4″ x 11”, cut 1 at 5″ x 3-3/4″, cut 1 at 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  2. Shaded Spruce Cardstock:  cut 1 at 5-1/4″ x 4″, cut 1 at 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
  3. Designer Series Paper:  cut 2 at 4″ x 2-1/2″
  4. Fold 4-1/4″ x 11” piece of Whisper White Cardstock in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ – fold top layer back onto itself to form a “Z”
  5. Use Snail Adhesive to attach 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Shaded Spruce Cardstock to the back piece of the Whisper White Cardstock
  6. On the 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the greetings with Versamark Ink.
    1. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder over the greetings and melt with the Heat Tool.
  7. Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the Shaded Spruce Cardstock layer.
  8. Use Snail Adhesive to attach each DSP layer to the smaller layers of the “Z” fold.
  9. On the 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the wreath with Versamark Ink.
    1. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder over the greetings and melt with the Heat Tool.
  10. Use Snail Adhesive to attach this layer over the 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Shaded Spruce layer.
  11. Use Snail Adhesive on 1/2 of the completed wreath layer to attach it to the front of the card.
    1. Make sure that the “Merry Christmas” greeting is visible.
  12. On a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the bow with Shaded Spruce Classic Ink.
    1. Cut the bow out with Paper Snips.
  13. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to bow near the top of the embossed wreath.

These are the products used:

Now here’s another look at the completed card:

For a bit of added “Wow”, the envelope has DSP covering the flap:

If you have questions, I would love to hear from you!

DistINKtive Christmas Poinsettia

DistINKtive Christmas Poinsettia

Here’s a DistINKtive Christmas Poinsettia card.  Have you heard of the DistINKtive Stamps that are available from Stampin’ Up!?  They are a special design that allows you to have shading on the stamped images with only one, yes ONE, stamp!!  I love how this type of stamp creates different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity.

In the first picture, you can see this special effect in the stamped leaves.  The ink on the flowers was a little bit too dark so the shading didn’t show as well in this picture.  You can check out the flower stamped on the envelope at the end of this post and you’ll see a better visual of the DistINKtive stamp!

  1. Cut Merry Merlot Cardstock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2” – Fold in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  2. Cut Whisper White Cardstock at 5-1/4″ x 4″.
    1. Use Merry Merlot Classic Ink and Old Olive Classic Ink to stamp the poinsettia and the leaves.
    2. Attach to the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Punch out a piece of Copper Foil with the Starburst Punch.
    1. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach over the Whisper White layer.
  4. Use Versamark ink to stamp the greeting on Whisper White Cardstock.
    1. Sprinkle with Copper Embossing Powder.
    2. Melt with the Heat Tool.
    3. Use the 2″ Circle Punch to punch out the greeting.
    4. Attach over the Copper Foil layer with Snail Adhesive.
  5. Use a small paint brush with Copper Shimmer Paint to colour the Pearl Basic Jewels.
    1. Attach to the centres of the Poinsettia flowers.

Here are the products used:

Now for another look at the card including a matching envelope – can you see the copper coloured pearls that I placed in the centre of the Poinsettia flowers?  Stampin’ Up! does not sell copper coloured pearls, I created them by painting Pearl Basic Jewels with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint!!  I love how we can use Shimmer Paint and Stampin’ Blends to make matching embellishments.

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