Making Watercolor DSP for the Creative Crew

Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Mixed Bunch The Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who coordinate the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew are such a great group and they sure know how to keep me on my toes! This week’s challenge was: “DSP/Color Focus: daffodil delight, island indigo, gumball green, smoky slate – Use a technique of your choosing that imitates our watercolor wonder designer papers.” First of all, I was really at a loss on how to imitate this DSP (watercoloring doesn’t come easy to me!) but I decided that making the chevron DSP was something I could try. I got out my Chevron embossing folder and inked it up with Midnight Muse, then ran it through the Big Shot for instant color and texture – perfect combo! Because it didn’t come out perfectly and I am a perfectionist, so I trimmed it up and layered it onto the Daffodil Delight cardstock that was embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Then it was just a matter of inking and punching out flowers and making a banner from that wonderfully textured burlap ribbon. I have been wanting to use the wooden embellishments so I versamarked and inked the sentiment, then heat embossed, and this card was finished! 

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Happy Watercolor
  • Paper: Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
  • Ink: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight,  VersaMark,
  • SU Tools: Chevron Emboss Folder, Square Lattice Emboss Folder, Blossom, Pansy and Petite Petals Punches
  • Finishing Touch: Burlap Ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons, Large Pearls, Dahlias, Brights Candy Dots,Clear Emboss Powder, Wooden Elements

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Happy Stampin’!



  1. It’s a great card! I love the colors and design. It’s also pinned to my board!

  2. Debbie, This card is so pretty. I love the colors, the texture and the design. You are amazing. Hugs, Ellen Hinds

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