Wednesday, August 03, 2016

August Do-Over: Thank You Card and Homemade DSP

Back in July, I started a challenge of my own called the Do-Over Challenge. I decided that each month I am going to take a card that I made a few years ago, when I first became a demonstrator and re-do it, with a little creative freedom of course. The challenge is that the card I am redoing has to have at least one retired stamp or color and I have to create a new card using current stamps and current colors.

Check out the first Do-Over Challenge here.

This month I am redoing the card below that I made using the old Secret Garden stamp set.

Like I said, I gave myself a little creative freedom so I didn't use the ink blending technique and decided to do something I hadn't done in a few years, make homemade designer series paper a.k.a dsp!

This is where you take a sheet of any color cardstock you choose and you just make a design using stamps and ink to cover the whole sheet. Some people do this on scraps, some using 8 x 11 (like me), and others using 12 x 12 to mimic the full dsp you can order from Stampin' Up!.

Below is the one I made for this card.

Inside of the card:

I also made this one (see below), but you will have to wait until next week to see what I did with it!

The idea is just to have fun. It doesn't even have to be perfect! You can use it immediately, share it with others in a swap like I used to do, or store it wherever you store your DSP and have a nice stash of your own creations waiting to be used! I had some left over for each so best believe you will see it again!

Hope you all like the idea and I would love to see what homemade DSP you all have made so please leave a comment below linking to your own creations!

For specific questions on how this card was made, just leave a comment below.

Thank You Card and Homemade DSP Product List

*Note that the above supply list is hosted on my site and therefore not updated for changes in product offerings. If you have any questions regarding any of the products or suitable substitutes, please feel free to contact me!