Wednesday, June 19, 2024


I have become obsessed with the Full of Life Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It is so colorful and fun!  These dots on today's card just make me smile!  This paper is from the Full of Life Suite which I am featuring this week, but today I only focused on this awesome DSP!

I saw this little "trick" on Laura's Creative Pages and Cards to outline the colored shapes with a black fine-tip marker.  Laura is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Australia and I love her idea!  The fine black outlines add a bit of pop to the colored shapes.  She also is an expert doodler and she has created some amazing cards with this paper.  So creative!

I didn't want to detract from the paper so I added the simple Happy Birthday sentiment using the dies from Just Wanted to Say Dies.  These dies are a two part die.  You can layer the script sentiment on the "bubble" background or use it without, but I added my Basic Black script to a Basic White bubble.

Another tip I learned from Laura is to add some highlights with a white gel pen to the black script.  It adds just a touch of dimension.  Can you see the highlight I drew on the Happy Birthday?  It's so simple, but as Mom would have said, "It just does something to it!"

This Full of Life Designer Series Paper (DSP) comes in 6" x 6" sheets, so before I started cutting it to size for my card I doodled around the circles on a complete sheet of DSP.  Then I used my trimmed "leftovers" to decorate the bottom of the inside of the card and to cover the flap on my envelope.  The nice thing about these doodled circles is you don't have to worry about making them nice and round.  They can be squiggly.  In fact, I think they look better squiggly.  And squiggly is so much easier and faster!

Use this link to download a free PDF Tutorial.

It's a short list of products for this card, but sometimes that is a good thing right?  This card is all about the DSP.  Use whatever you have for the rest of the card!

Product List

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