CTC#16 using NEW DSP - Irresistibly Yours

The new Catalogue has such lovely products, and I am totally loving the Irresisitbly Yours DSP. - one of the Sale-A-Bration  products free with Purchases over $90. So I have chosen to use it for this weeks CASEing the Catty challenge #16. Bronwyn has such a beautiful card and I only just learned that you can stamp on the DSP before sponging or misting and it gives another layer to the paper. I saw this first by Carolyn Lindenmeyer whose blog is Carolyn's Card Creations. There is a video link which demonstrates this , and I too must thank Linda Heller (When the rubber Hits the Road) for this idea I saw on her blog.

Well of course I couldn't make only one card, but I am entering this first one into the Challenge.
I cut the DSP to 12x24 cm since I am quite fond of square cards. I stamped the Dictionary Stamp as the background, then when I wiped off the Soft Suede Ink it filled in the background colour. To brighten it I then sponged Wisteria Wonder around the edges. The bird Punch is Wisteria Wonder and Early Espresso. I had a small strip of the leaf pattern DSP so I first stamped a leaf image with Pear Pizazz then water coloured over with the residual ink on the stamp to give a soft green backwash. The leaves are pear cardstock with additional ink on them, and the Pear Pizazz Seam binding worked will. The flowers are hand rolled spirals stamped with the dictionary stamp and there are various other little additions from my stash of Stampin Up trinkets - brads,buttons, pins, twine, foil etc. -new and retired! The sentiment is from another sale-a brat ions set- You Brighten My day, and the thankful for you script piece is from Sheltering Tree.  I was really impressed with the versatility of this DSP.

more Stamped DSP:

This time it's the Dictionary stamp on The spotted paper using Tap, Tap,  Tap  (another favourite stamp set)
Ink colours are Coastal Cabana and Smokey Slate with some Basic Grey. Again-  twine, paperclips, hardware, embossed pieces, star punch, silver foil and and silver pen accents. All products are Stampin' Up!

and the third Birthday option:

This time it's the Something Lacy Background stamped in Calypso Coral over the Striped Version of the DSP, layered over Baked Brown Sugar and Night of Navy cardstock
Then it's a scalloped tag punched from some DSP in one of the Banner creation kits, Sahara Sand lace,  White Jute ribbon, Calypso Coral ribbon and buttons and the gorgeous flowers from Pictogram Punches. This one came together quite quickly in the end.

My apologies that my photography is not fabulous, but I prefer to spend my time crafting than battling with the digital things!!!

Thanks for looking, Liz


  1. Liz your background stamping looks awesome, and the detail with the embellishments are just beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in this week at CASE-ing the Catty

  2. Thanks so much Monique, it has been a lot of fun! Love learning new things!!

  3. Beautiful card Liz, looks great with theat Dictionary background. Thanks for the mention. Carolyn xx

  4. My you have sure been busy with the new DSPs!!! What a FABulous collection of cards. I am especially taken by your first one with so many wonderful decorative elements used in the nest :) Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us this week at CASE-ing the Catty! Sure hope you will be back to play along again next week!!!

    1. Thanks Hayley, I always 'plan' to be part of the challenges but some weeks it just doesn't fit in with real life !! (lol)
      hopefully next week will be a good week. Thanks for your kind words.

  5. So Intricate. Beautiful details. Just stunning. Thank you for taking the ctc challenge.

  6. Wow! Just love all the layering and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at CTC this week.

  7. WOW! Your first card truly is a masterpiece - that bouquet is amazing! Thanks for playing with us at CTC this week. :)

  8. WOW What a work of art Elizabeth! So many details - you truly deserve an honourable mention. Thanks for CASEing the Catty with us this week. I hope you'll share your works of art again with us soon!

  9. Gorgeous cards Liz! So many pretty details on each one & your layering of embellies is just divine!. :)


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