Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, March 24, 2017

Special Reason Pair

Back in the early days SU! carried very little DSP. If you wanted background paper to compliment the main stamped image on your project you had to create it yourself.  So when stamping with my new Special Reason set, I decided to go "old school" and have some fun creating my own DSP.

I love that this set has smaller versions of the flower & leaf, so it really lends itself well to creating a smaller background like I did fr these cards. As you can see, I used two color combos. The first one uses Bermuda Bay Island Indigo for the flowers and Mint Macaron with Wild Wasabi for the leaves.

The second card features Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry flowers. On each of the handstamped background papers I lightly inked over the design using the line image from Gorgeous Grunge inked in Sahara Sand, along with a few ink spotches thrown in for good measure.

For the solid color strip on the left of each card I used the great new Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder. I just love the deeply embossed pattern it leaves...don't you? If you don't have this one yet, I highly recommend it! 

Thanks for visiting..have a great weekend!


Kitty A. said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing the details.

Anonymous said...

I forgot how we did this back in the day since DAP has made it easier & faster, but what beautiful cards you've created using the "old school" technique. Thanks for the reminder & sharing!

Lynn said...

Thanks so much for the nice comments! Sometimes when you want "just the right DSP" but don't have it in the "mountian" of beautiful papers collected (don't ask! ;-), creating your own is the way to go!