Two 4 Tuesday: Plus Tips for Coloring Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh yes … you’ve read that right, we are coloring our designer paper. I picked another pattern from the pretty “True Love Designer Series Paper”- (Retiring). You will be amazed at how simple this is to do, and what a stunning result you will achieve!! I picked the beautiful Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blend and coordinating cardstock for my first card.

I used the “Light” Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend to color the “background” … not the flowers!! Wow … what a difference that makes on your paper and look how it makes those beautiful white flowers pop off the page!

  • The Designer paper strip is 2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black Mat 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic White background 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 (Score at 4-1/4″)

Look what happens when you add some Wink of Stella to the flowers (I left one without Stella so you could see the difference it makes) ….

The white background was stamped with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink, and I chose a sentiment from the embossed with the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set found in the Mini Catalog. Once stamped, I embossed it with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder.

For my second card, I colored the background using the “Light” Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend. Then … I used my Sponge Daubers to add “Blushing Bride” to the flowers and “Pear Pizzazz” to the leaves. Combining the colored background and then adding a touch of color really creates a stylish color design …

My Blushing Bride cardbase front was embossed with the Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder. I then layered my colored designer paper onto my “off center” Basic Black mat … I set the black off to really make a statement on this card … the greeting acts as the focal point.

  • Blushing Bride: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (Scored at 4-1/4″)
  • True Love Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Basic Black Mat: 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″

Then I just used scrap pieces to stamp my greeting and die cut it with the Stitched Framelits Dies, and the black mat from the Layered Circle Dies.

You can see how I off set the Basic Black mat from the colored Designer paper. I was going to add embellishments but it just didn’t need them!

Thanks for joining me today …. don’t forget to wacth Facebook LIVE tonight at 6:30. CLICK HERE for the link to my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website.Thank you

3 thoughts on “Two 4 Tuesday: Plus Tips for Coloring Designer Paper!

    • I totally agree with you Kathie! The paper is pretty in it’s black and white state but the transformation from a little bit of coloring really takes it to a new level … and … you can do as much or as little coloring as you want. Thank you for the visit and taking time to comment today 🙂 Have a great day, Linda

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