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I’m back! I have been terrible lately about doing the weekly PPA challenges and I think my schedule will allow me some more time to stamp now. The fact that it’s hot outside and air conditioned inside also helps!

The week the PPA challenge is color and is brought to us by the creative mind of Katy McGloin.

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The colors are Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, and Sweet Sugarplum. Sugarplum is one of the new 2016-2018 In Colors. It is so pretty. I used it for the base and then added a bow in the Ruched Ribbon in the same color. It’s hard to see, but the ribbon has some sparkle to it; not a glitter, just a little shimmer.

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Even though these colors can all be found in the new Blooms & Wishes Designer Series Paper pack, I opted to stamp my own designer paper using the Garden in Bloom stamp set and the Island Indigo ink. This technique is called “stamping off” or “generational stamping”.

For the full blossom, I inked up in Island Indigo and then stamped once on scratch paper, then stamped on my Sahara Sand cardstock. This gives a little bit lighter version of the same color. For 2-Step stamp sets, this is a perfect way to get shading!

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The outline is Island Indigo in full strength (not stamped off) and the center of the flower is Sahara Sand.

The sentiment is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum using the Layering Love stamp set, and the Layering Oval Dies are just perfect for cropping any number of sizes. (And at 15 pieces it’s a great value.)

Here’s a list of all the fabulous products that I used to create this card.  If you need any of these products, you can order online and have them shipped directly to your door. Don’t forget the rewards that are available when you shop online as well.

Until Next Time–Happy Stamping!



Price: $110.00


4 thoughts on “DIY DSP

  1. Love your shading of the Island Indigo images, Ronna. Stamping off really does make two step stamping so pretty! Very glad you chose this week to come back to the PPA to play!! Hope to see you more often in the gallery, Pal….


  2. Such a pretty card, Ronna! Love the Garden in Bloom stamp set, so glad! you used it to create your own dsp! Thanks for joining us this week for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!


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