Thursday, December 13, 2012

Coloring with DSP!

Card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set Snow Much Fun and colored with (DSP) Designer papers
Have you tried this impressive little coloring trick?  Color your images with DSP (Designer Series Paper). Its a great way to get both color AND a pattern onto your images.

Parts of this image were colored with markers: the boots, the band on his hat and the buttons and birds. The rest, his hat and scarf, were colored with DSP.

Coloring with DSP is a super easy technique!  
1. Stamp the image on your project
2. Stamp the image AGAIN on a piece of DSP
    hint: smaller patterns work better
3. Cut out the parts you plan to use from the DSP
    and attach to the project


The snowflake embellishment in the bottom corner was created with the new Snow Flurry Die from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I cut the smaller snowflake from Silver Glimmer paper and embellished the center with a self-stick pearl
Card made with Stampin'UP! stamp set Snow Much Fun and colored with (DSP) Designer papers Stampin'UP! Snow Flurry snowflake die.

Stampin'UP! stamp set Snow Much FunThe snowman is from a stamp set called: Snow Much Fun found in the main catalog. These 2 little guys are so cute and the variety of images in the set really lets you do a lot with them.
  • The 2 snowmen are facing the right direction to show them interacting with each other (can you see a snowball fight?)
  • The images can be inked with a marker (instead of an ink pad) so you can stamp just the bird, or just the snowball, or the snowman without the birds. Here is the tall snowman without one of the birds
 The possibilities are endless.  What kind of scenes would you create from these images?

Coloring with Designer Papers is a really fun technique. And Stampin'UP! has so many papers to choose from.  My hints for trying this are (1) to choose images that are easy to cut out (you'll notice I did not cut the fringe on his scarf) and (2) to choose a paper with a smaller print design.  Other than that its super easy and fun.

Stampin'UP! INK-redible Ink Pad OfferWhen coloring the traditional way - with ink pads and markers - its nice to have a large selection of colors to choose from.  If you're looking for a way to get lots of colors fast then consider buying the Starter Kit.  You still have 3 more days to get in on the INK-redible FREE INK PAD offer.

When you buy the starter kit you get to choose $125 worth of product - any product - and pay only $99.  And for the next 3 days you'll also get a free set of ink pads (either the brights, the subtles or the regals) along with everything else you order.  You can read more about the details here or email or phone me for more details (608)220-3450. But there are only 3 more days left to get in on this special deal. This offer ends Dec 16th.

Happy Stamping and Happy Coloring


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