Bloggers Challenge 64 – Designers Series Paper

This week’s challenge was to use Designer Series Paper.  I haven’t ordered any new DSP from Stampin’ Up! yet (yes…gasp!…), so chose to use some from Crafty Secrets.


Stamps:  Paper Roses by Firecracker Designs by Pamela; Paper:  Basic Black card stock (SU!), Radiant patterned paper (from the Heartwarming Vintage Collection from Crafty Secrets), Prism (red), watercolor paper (Canon); Ink:  Black Noir (Palette), Brick Red and Old Paper (Tim Holtz Distress); Accessories:  Prismacolor markers and blender pen, Copic Spica pen (clear), black metal clip (SU!), rectangle and scalloped rectangle Nestibilities dies, sponge for inking edges, key tag punch (SU!), Black Swiss Dot organdy ribbon (Pink Hedgehog)   

I stamped the image using waterproof Black Noir Palette ink, and then colored the rose with Prismacolor markers.  I used a blender pen to blend the colors, and then used a clear Spica glitter pen to add some sparkle.

I used a sponge to add Old Paper and Brick Red ink to the watercolor paper, gradually building up the color a little at a time. 

I cut out the stamped image and the red scalloped layer behind it using Nestibilities dies…mounted the black and red rose printed paper over the black card stock, and then added the die cut layers.  I added a black and white polka dot strip from the Radiant pad, stamped the sentiment on red Prism card stock, punched it out with the key tag punch, and attached the black clip (with the ribbon tied through the hole).

The sentiment reads, "If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d walk through a garden forever."  This stamp set is just gorgeous!

Thank you so much for looking, and be sure to click on the Bloggers Challenge badge in the left sidebar to check out the other BC players wonderful creations!  They are a truly inspiring group to be a part of!




  1. Ohh, aren’t those pretty papers. And such a pretty card. Love the little clip.

  2. Stunning, Anita. Fabulous image and such lovely papers. Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Exquisite card!

  4. Oh…beautiful rose and I love that saying! (And…wow! I don’t know how you’ve resisted the new SU papers…that was almost the first thing calling my name!) lol!

  5. I like how the patterned paper just peeks out so it doesn’t overpower the beautiful rose. Great job!!

  6. Oh such a lovely card. Love the DSP you used and your flower just pops off the card. Very pretty…

  7. This is beautiful! TFS!

  8. I love the rose. Great coloring.

  9. Great job using the watercoloring tech!

  10. This turned out beautifully Anita! What a lovely image and that designer paper is so pretty! 😀

  11. So pretty!

  12. Lovely…The rose is gorgeous and you paired it with some wonderful paper.

  13. Beautiful! I love the dsp peeking out from behind the rose. And such a beautiful rose….

  14. I love the watercolored rose! Very good job on the colors!

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