How to Use DSP to “Color” in your Stamped Images

Today I want to share an easy way to use patterned paper to “color” in your stamp images. Although I am using the In Good Taste DSP, keep in mind you can use any small patterns to “color” in your stamp images.

Stamping on Patterned Paper

Before we dive into talking about the cards, let’s talk about how to use patterned paper to “color” in our stamp images. For the cards I am sharing today, I am using two different patterns from the NEW In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack from Stampin’ Up. This paper pack actually has a total of 24 different patterns. Twelve different sheets, double sided, which gives you a total of 24 patterns to play with.

One of the cool things about the patterned papers in this pack is that they look very realistic. As you can see from the close up pictures above, the pattern paper looks like it has a raised texture. However, the paper is completely smooth, it just looks three dimensional. And these two particular patterns were perfect for stamping on! I simply inked up the floral image from the Tasteful Touches stamp set and stamped it on the patterned paper. Notice how the colors and texture from the paper fill in the flower image nicely. It’s the easiest coloring you will ever do! Once you stamp the images, then simply cut them out by hand to use in your card making.

In Good Taste DSP Card Ideas

Now that you know how to easily color in the flower images, let’s talk about creating some fun card designs. These particular cards were created with the blue patterned paper (as shown above) and some Night of Navy ink. The first card features a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of one of the brick pattern papers from the In Good Taste DSP pack. The patterned paper covers the entire card front and is decorated with a 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch piece of a different pattern paper and a variety of products from the In Good Taste Suite.

The second card features a 5-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of patterned paper adhered to the card front. Next, cut a 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch piece of Night of Navy cardstock, tear the bottom and adhere to the burlap piece as shown. Cut a 1 x 4-1/4 inch piece of the brick pattern paper and adhere it to the card front so it overlaps onto the torn cardstock. Then simply decorate the card as desired.

Additional Card Ideas

These next two card ideas feature the floral image “colored” in by stamping it on the Rococo Rose colored patterned paper. You might have noticed that the coloring within the stamped images is much more pronounced on these cards as compared to the navy blue cards above. This occurred because I used a different colored ink (Smoky Slate) to stamp the floral image. Whereas with the first set of cards I used the same color ink as the color in the patterned paper (Night of Navy).

The first card was actually inspired by a card idea featured in the new catalog. The measurements for creating it are exactly the same as the Night of Navy card featured above it. The second card features the fun triangle design that I shared with you last week. You can learn more about the triangle layout HERE.

I hope you enjoyed these card ideas. Have a fun and creative week! ~ Lynn

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