Monday, March 29, 2021

TGIF Challenge #309 - Stamp Your Own DSP with Art Gallery stamp set

Hello and thanks for visiting today!  I'm happy to be playing along with this weeks TGIF Challenge, a Designer Takeover with Tanya Rees.  The challenge is to Stamp Your Own DSP.  I love this technique!  

A couple weeks back I was trying to create a floral card with bold colours and a little bit of black mixed in.  I was inspired by a silk scarf with a mix of colours I wouldn't usually put together, but I love the scarf so I thought I'd challenge myself to create a card.  Then with this weeks TGIF Challenge I knew I had to play a bit more with the colours, pattern and the addition of embellishments.  I hope this card inspires you to try to combine different colours than you would usually choose, and play with pattern creation and see what you can create. I've attached my Facebook live video link at the bottom if you'd like a tutorial about creating your own dsp.  

Please click on my card or the TGIF Challenge image below to go directly to the TGIF Challenge blog.


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Highland Heather card stock (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)
3 3/4 x 5 Cinnamon Cider card stock layer
3 3/8 x 4 13/16 Basic White with homemade dsp
3/8 inch x 4 13/16 strip of homemade striped dsp layer
3/4 x 2 1/4 piece of Basic Black for the sentiment
3/4 x 2 3/4 piece of Cinnamon Cider for the accent
4 1/4 piece of Scalloped Lace Trim coloured with Dark Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Marker
4 1/4 piece of Forever Greenery Trim coloured with Melon Mambo or Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends Markers 

*  Create the dsp using the biggest Art Gallery flower.  I used 2nd generation Flirty Flamingo to get the light pink colour, 1st generation Magenta Madness & 2nd generation Cinnamon Cider.
Then I changed flowers and stamped the smaller image with Highland Heather ink and Memento Black ink for the smallest accent.

*  The 3/8 strip pf homemade dsp is created by drawing lines on Basic White card stock and then cutting off a strip of the stripes.  I used Dark then Light Melon Mambo,  Light Cinnamon Cider, Dark then Light Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Markers, then Black Stampin' Write Marker for a finer line.  Then I repeated the pattern.

*  The Basic Black piece has the Thank You from the Peaceful Moments stamp set heat embossed with White embossing powder.

***  And here's a few 'Trix' with the trim embellishments.  The trim pieces are coloured with Highland Heather and Melon Mambo Stampin' Blends Markers, because I didn't have Magenta Madness blends.  I cut both pieces to size after I decided where to place them on the card.  I frayed the ends of the Melon Mambo trim piece. The Rhinestones are coloured with the Light Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Blends Marker.

Here is my Facebook Live video of how I stamped my own dsp.

Enjoy and have a super day!


  1. What a beautiful card Lesley, love the addition of the striped panel. So glad you were inspired by our TGIF Challenge this week

  2. So super gorgeous! It was awesome to have you join us at TGIF this week.

    1. Thank you very much for the lovely compliment and taking time to write :). Thank you for the inspiration

  3. Lesley this card is beautiful!! The colours are really nice together! I like the ribbon bits too!


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