Paper Decoration Ideas with Stamps & DSP

For today’s blog post I played with several paper decoration ideas where I started with designer papers and added stamping to create some very fun results.

I’ll be sharing four of the designs I created today. For these cards, I’ve used the Wood Textures and Neutrals Designer Paper packs for stamping on. The Winter Woods and Dear Doily Stamp Sets were used for the stamped images. For this first card, I started with a piece of the Wood Textures DSP shown here and simply stamped images over the top.

A few project details:

  • You’ll stamp the tree trunks in second and third inking, angling some of them to mimic the more natural look of a forest.
  • I also masked some of the trunks in the center so I could overlap them and have some trunks look more in the foreground and some in the background.
  • Attach the focal piece to the card body with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie the Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine and Braided Linen Trim around the card body at the bottom.
For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.

In these next two closeups you can see the texture of the woodgrain paper in the background a little more clearly.

For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.
For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.

For the second card instead of trying to create a forest scene, I just used the images to create an interesting pattern with the textures and shapes of the stamps.

Two images from the Winter Woods stamp set were used to decorate the designer paper piece here. Starting at the top I stamped the tree trunks multiple times in second and third ink and then stamped with the same image across the bottom in the same way. The second image used was the four trees. This image was stamped in three rows.

For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this card with my forest in the background. It’s blurry but it is really there! I also love the lighting on the focal piece here so had to share.

For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.

This card was finished off by adding Some Copper Trim and Basic Black Solid Bakers Twine. They were attached with glue dots around the backside of the Soft Suede layer. The Copper Trim adds a little bling but it’s hidden behind the Bakers Twine so the shine doesn’t compete with the focal piece.

For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.

The first two paper decoration ideas side by side:

For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.

This next design is a slight variation on the first two.

Here I used one of the lighter wood grain DSP pieces from the Wood Textures DSP Stack. One subtle detail you may not be able to see is that I used the Crackle Paint Background stamp on the Crumb Cake layer. This image is stamped off because the image was too strong with full ink. The edges are sponged with Crumb Cake ink.

For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.

The last card design uses a different designer series paper from the rest!

The Neutrals Designer Paper Stack was used here, specifically the Smoky Slate striped pattern. I also played around with one of the polkadot patterns but in the end did not make a card with that stamped piece. I did show it in the Facebook Live video in case you want to see it. It sort of looked like it was snowing in the forest.

For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.

A few additional project details:

  • For some of the images here I’ve stamped with full ink, instead of using second and third ink as I did on some of the other designs. With the striped DSP, I figured the tree trunk images needed to be darker to create more contrast.
  • The focal piece is attached to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Shimmer Black Ribbon is attached to the backside of the Mossy Meadow layer with glue dots.
  • Last but not least, I’ve sponged the stamped piece with Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue ink to give the scene some color.
For today's blog post I played with some paper decoration ideas. By altering designer papers with stamping on them I created some very fun effects.

Would you have guessed these cards were stamped on designer series paper if I hadn’t told you? Please leave a comment and let me know!

It’s been a ton of fun stamping these cards and playing with these paper decoration ideas. I can’t wait to play with more designer papers in this way!!!

I challenge you to come up with your own designs decorating your designer series papers!

If you take the challenge, please share what you created in my Facebook Live event from 1/31/19. If you do, you’ll get enter in a drawing to receive one of the cards I made in the FB Live Event. I’ll draw names for three winners on Thursday 2/7 and announce the winners in my live event which starts at 4pm that day. Click HERE to go to the Facebook Post with the Live event.

Check out my Facebook Live featuring these projects here:

The project demonstrations start at about 11 minutes into the video in case you want to jump ahead! 🙂

If you watched this video here on my blog and enjoyed it, please go on over to my YouTube channel and give it a Thumbs Up, Share it with friends and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. I’d be so grateful! Plus, if you click on the bell you’ll be notified whenever I publish a new video.


More Going On Now…

  • Are you interested in a Paper Crafter’s Technique Club?
    • Do you love techniques?
    • Would you like an organized way to document the techniques you know?
    • We’d create cards and samples of techniques that would go in an album.
    • I’m just starting to play around with the idea but would love to know if there’s interest.
    • If you’d like to be notified if/when I offer a Technique Club leave a comment HERE on my blog! Click HERE and include the Text “Add me to the Technique Club Interested List”.
  • Join me for my next Facebook Live Event on Thursday 2/7/19 at 4 pm EST
    • Find me on Facebook by clicking here: Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse Facebook Page
    • Make sure to click on “following” on my facebook page so you’ll receive a notification of when I go LIVE. Under the “following” options you can also select the “see first” option which might help you to find me more easily.
  • It’s Sale-A-Bration time which means there are awesome perks for customers, hostesses, and for people that purchase the Starter Kit…
    • You earn FREE items with EACH $50 in merchandise purchased and 
    • When you Host a qualifying party ($250 in sales) you get an EXTRA $25 in Hostess Rewards.
    • When you buy the Starter Kit you get $175 in product for just $99! OR…
    • Buy the Starter Kit for $129 and get $175 in product PLUS the NEW Craft & Carry Tote (valued at $50) pictured below.
    • Click HERE to learn more about becoming a Treehouse Chick and take your Crafting and Creative Fun to the Next Level!

The Craft and Carry Tote is NOT available for purchase! You can ONLY get it when you buy the Starter Kit.

When you buy the Starter Kit… there’s NO minimum time commitment and NO penalty for dropping, plus there are lots of perks including a minimum discount of 20% on everything you purchase!


Click HERE to Shop in my Online Store Now!

Current Hostess Code:

TTUJDGK7

Use the current hostess code to get Free Card Kits and other perks with your qualifying purchases!

Not sure how to apply the Hostess Code? Click HERE to learn more.

Check out the 2019 Occasions Catalog PDF below.

Click Below to see the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Brochure PDF

Sale-A-Bration Brochure

Check out the 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog PDF below.

Stampin' Up! AnnualCatalog 2018-2019

Project Dimensions Card #1 & #2:

  • Basic Black Card Body: 5-½” x 8-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla OR Soft Suede Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black DSP Backing: 3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Wood Textures DSP: 3″ x 5″
  • Very Vanilla Inside Layer: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Project Dimensions Card #3 & #4:

  • Basic Black Card Body: 5-½” x 8-1/2″
  • Mossy Meadow OR Crumb Cake Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black DSP Backing: 3-3/16″ x 4-3/16″
  • Wood Textures OR Neutrals DSP: 3″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla Inside Layer: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

Product List:


About Me Page

I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

Comments

  1. Love the ladies’ faces in the first design – photos #2 and #3. I know it is in the design of the birch tree stamp, and perhaps it is because you did multiple stamping, but it looks to me as if several women are standing sideways – all I see is their faces! Sort of like hidden pictures! Very pretty!

    • It is so cool that you can see that in these photos. I looked but can’t seem to find the faces… wish I could! Either way, I’m glad you like these cards and thanks for commenting!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

Spotlighting with Images that Shine!

February 17, 2019
Posted in ,,
Check out this alternative way to do spotlighting with images that shine like they are in a spotlight. Features the Flowering Desert and Crackle Stamp Sets.

Today’s project features the Flowering Desert Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog and the Spotlighting Technique. This set includes a variety of fun images and sentiments that I really like. Desert plants and flowers are so unique and beautiful in a similar way to each human being on the planet! The sentiment “be your own […]

Emboss Resist with All Adorned

February 15, 2019
Posted in ,
The All Adorned Stamp Set is the featured product for today's post. This project is made with the emboss resist technique.

Today is an exciting day because there are now FOUR FUN, NEW items available for FREE with qualifying purchases. You’ll see more details about these new items later in this post, plus, I showed all of the new items in my recent Facebook Live too! As a demonstrator, I got to preorder these a few […]

Paper Crafting Classes

February 13, 2019
Posted in ,
Today's post features participants and projects at a few of my paper crafting classes. Participants made three projects and played with various techniques!

Today’s post features my three paper crafting classes in January, where participants made three projects and played with various techniques! These were especially fun events because one of the projects really lent itself to making it your own. It was amazing to see everyone’s creations! On the Brusho project, in particular, no two people did […]

Fun with Brusho Techniques

February 10, 2019
Posted in ,
In this post you'll see projects made with various Brusho Techniques. The Stamparatus was used to get the look of motion in the images, for some fun results. The Humming Along Stamp Set was used here.

In this post, you’ll see projects made with various Brusho Techniques. I also used the Stamparatus to get the look of motion in the images, for some fun results. This was a Club Project and is a Free Card Kits program project. In person club members were given several images to play with that were […]

Craft Room Tour 2019

February 8, 2019
Posted in ,
Craft Room Organization

Today’s post focuses on a craft room tour and how I organize my paper crafting supplies. A Facebook Live video tour can be found later in this post with all the details (part 2). My crafting studio is also a classroom and is on the third floor of my house. While it is not shown […]

Pocket Card and FREE Tutorial Bundle!

February 5, 2019
Posted in ,
Today's post features two projects made with the All My Love Product Suite. One of the projects is a regular card and the other is pocket card. Plus learn how you can get a FREE Tutorial Bundle featuring the All My Love Product Suite!

I’ve got two projects to share today. Both use the All My Love Product Suite from the Occasions catalog which is the featured suite this month, for a new creative team I’ve joined. The group is called the Simple Suite Stampers and I’m super excited to be a part of it! Each month this team […]

Color Fusers Blog Hop Feb 2019

February 4, 2019
Posted in ,
Check out the Color Fusers Blog Hop and Color Challenge for February 2019. We share a NEW Color Challenge and Blog Hop on the 1st Monday of each month!

Welcome to the February Color Challenge for the Color Fusers Blog Hop! I hope you’re enjoying the blog hop so far! There are always lots of fun projects presented by the talented members of the Color Fusers Blog Hop team of designers! This is a monthly blog hop and go live on the first Monday of each […]

Foil Embossing Techniques

February 3, 2019
Posted in ,
Foil embossing techniques are super fun, especially when using the colored foil sheets available FREE, during Sale-A-Bration this year! Check it out here!

Today’s cards feature my latest projects made with foil embossing techniques, specifically my Black Ice Technique with the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick foil sheets. I’ve used the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set with these foil sheets, which are available as a FREE item during Sale-A-Bration! I just learned that these have been especially popular and […]

Drapery Fold Card with Needlepoint Nook

January 27, 2019
Posted in ,
Today's Drapery Fold Card is a Club Project and a Free Card Kit program card. It features the Needlepoint Nook Designer Paper and Lace Embossing Folder.

Today’s project is a Drapery Fold Card featuring the Needlepoint Nook Designer Paper and Lace Embossing Folder. It is a Stamp Club Project and a Free Card Kit program card. I have been wanting to create a Drapery Fold Card for the longest time, and while there were a few little challenges along the way, […]

Simple Card Making Ideas with Spotlighting

January 25, 2019
Posted in ,
The Spotlighting Technique is used to add a fun twist to some simple card making ideas. The Home to Roost and All That You Are stamp sets are used.

I’ve got two simple card making ideas for you today that feature a technique called Spotlighting. It’s a fun way to take a simple card and add an interesting little twist! The first of my simple card making ideas features the new Sale-A-Bration set called Home To Roost. I’m loving this set! A couple of […]

Embossing Art with Foil Sheets

January 20, 2019
Posted in ,
Today's project features embossing art with the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set on silver foil. The Black Ice technique creates an icy montage of foliage!

Today’s project with the Black Ice technique is a little like embossing art to me! The images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set are so gorgeous, to begin with, but they are just simply stunning, paired with the silver foil and heat embossing. This technique was something my mom and I discovered together when […]

Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas

January 18, 2019
Posted in ,

Do you like the possibility of Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas? Well, today’s post features a number of ways to create a watercolor background with acrylic blocks, ink pads, markers, and a plastic bag! In addition, I did a little heat embossing and shadow stamping to boot! I’ve used two different stamp sets with these techniques, including […]