Abstract Impressions

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions DSP Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Sympathy card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Stampin’ Up!’s Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) is the most beautiful DSP I have seen SU release. One side has muted tones and the other brighter watercolor images. Often some DSP can be difficult to use as the patterns are large and can quickly overtake a project. That is not true with this DSP as every image can be the focal point or compliment the focal point of your project.

My projects today are CASE’d from the very talented Stampin’ Up! Artisan Jennifer Frost. You can see her cards here. When I saw these cards I knew wanted to give them a try.

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions DSP Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Sympathy card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

On my card I I used Soft SeaFoam as the circle and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits cut out of Vellum. Jennifer likes to tear paper (which I have not done since my early scrapbooking days) and I enjoyed adding that element myself. The quality of SU card stock makes tearing the paper easy and results in a nice textured element to the design.

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions DSP Springtime Impressions Thinlits Anytime card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU .jpg

This version is almost an exact CASE from Jennifer. The card is so feminine and soft.

In both projects the DSP is both the focal point and the backdrop to the project depending on how you look at it. I think the effect is beautiful.

Stampin Up Abstract Impressions DSP Springtime Impressions Thinlits Anytime card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

If you have not yet purchased this DSP I encourage you to do so. And now is the time with SU’s current promotion – Buy 3 DSP’s and get 1 free for the month of July.

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Springtime Nature’s Poem

Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Suite Thinking of you card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (DSP) is the star of this card. There is a subtle white and crumb cake texture pattern behind the greenery which inspired me. I framed the DSP with Soft Suede card stock just an 1/8″ larger than the DSP. A bit of Linen Thread adds balance to the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature coordinating stamp set.

Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Suite Thinking of you card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede ink and then quickly covered in Clear Stampin’ Embossing Powder and heat set for a shiny textured finish. The sprigs of Mint Macaron greenery are also from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and coordinating framelits. The entire panel was mounted onto the Crumb Cake card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Rooted in Nature Suite Thinking of you cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

If you are a regular follower then you know I love to bring my design to the inside of the card as well. The envelope was also adorned with DSP and a 1/4″ of Soft Suede card stock.

So there you have a quick and easy card using designer series paper as your inspiration. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Michelle

Delightfully Detailed Simple Note Cards

Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut DSP Simple Note Cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I have seen many posts using the floral pattern of the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Designer Series Paper. So I thought I would create simple note cards using one of the border cuts.

Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut DSP Simple Note Card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The first note card is a A2 card base in Grapefruit Grove. I glued the border (Very Vanilla side up) to the card base and then added retired Perfect Plum enamel dots.  Can you see the stamped small flower in the bottom right corner of the Very Vanilla card stock for the inside of the card?

Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut DSP Simple Note Card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Here I used Thick Whisper White card stock for the base of my card. Then added a layer of Gorgeous Grape card stock 1/8″ smaller than the base and a Grapefruit Grove layer 1/8″ smaller again.

I placed the border across the middle of the card (Very Vanilla side up again) and added the retired Perfect Plum enamel dots.

I love the combination of the Gorgeous Grape and Grapefruit Grove together.

Stampin Up Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut DSP Simple Note Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

These quick and simple note cards still have a wow factor due to the Delightfully Detailed DSP.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

Tropical Chic Thank You

Stampin Up Tropical Chic Bundle Thank You Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Today’s card is a CASE’d (Copy And Selectively Edit) project from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (page 120).

The Tropical Chic Bundle is filled with beautiful palm fronds and hibiscus flowers. I was especially drawn to the square shaped die that I used on this card that allows DSP or card stock to peek from behind the fronds.

The fun and bright color combination used is Call Me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.

Stampin Up Tropical Chic Bundle Thank You Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

A piece of 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon in Gray Granite peeks out from behind the sentiment also from the Tropical Chic stamp set.

Stampin Up Tropical Chic Bundle Thank You Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Here you can get a peek of the inside of the card that was stamped with another frond and the hibiscus flower to carry the theme inside. Always fun to do.

Stampin Up Tropical Chic Bundle Thank You Cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I know this set will get a work out as the stamps and dies will add great color and texture to many projects. Is this set on your wish list or already in your craft stash?

Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle