Designer Series Paper is a great product to use to add a lot of interest to a card. I have talked about being a DSP hoarder before. It is so hard to cut those pieces up. I keep thinking that I might use it for a class and if I cut them up I won’t have enough. Or sometimes I can’t decide the direction I should cut it up in. Some designs are great for landscape cards and some are great for portrait cards but some can be used for both. This year I have decided to just cut it up and use it. That is what it is for, right?
One of my all time favorite packs of Designer Series Paper is called Blackberry Beauty and it is in the 2021 July – December Mini Catalog. It is absolutely gorgeous. Honestly I was not a big fan of Blackberry Bliss and Rich Razzleberry but this paper has made me a big fan. Some of the pieces of it have Gold Foil added to the designs and it makes it so rich looking. A couple of weeks ago I took out my pack of Blackberry Beauty DSP and cut it up. Here are three of the cards I made using it.
I decided to pair this amazing DSP with my favorite sentiment stamp set called Biggest Wish. I love the large, clean fonts in the bigger sentiments and the quirky font in the smaller stamps. This first card is a simple, easy card to make. I cut a piece of the gold foil and Rich Razzleberry paper onto a Rich Razzleberry card base. I added a piece of the Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon along the bottom. I stamped the sentiment “birthday” in Rich Razzleberry ink and then stamped the word ‘happy” overlapping on top with Versamark Ink. I then embossed it using Gold Embossing Powder. I actually did this twice using my Stamparatus so the word has some depth to it. Then I added a small sliver of Gold Foil under the sentiment strip.
For this next card, I used a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper and adhered it to a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock. It is hard to see in the photograph but the flowers in the background have gold accents on them. It is just gorgeous in person. I tied another piece of the Gold 3/8″ Simmer ribbon around it and then adhered it to a Cinnamon Cider card base. I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink and cut it out using the Everyday Label Punch. I adhered this to the card using Dimensionals.
This third card I used two different pieces of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper for the background. I adhered them to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock and a Cinnamon Cider card base. I felt it needed some kind of separation of the two piece so I added a sliver of Gold Foil between them. Next I cut out the leaves from the die set called Artistic in Rich Razzleberry card stock and glued it to the card using Multipurpose Glue. I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry Ink. Lastly I added some Metallic Pearls in gold.
I love how every card uses the same paper and colors but each one is so different. What is the point of this long post? Use your Designer Series Paper!!