Adding Color to Designer Series Paper

Hello Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Tomorrow is Monday and the middle of March already!  This month is just flying by. I will be starting my card making classes again tomorrow and hopefully will be able to continue them weekly. I want to share a card we recently made at one of my card classes using a technique that can be used on almost any designer series paper that has light-colored places in it.  (I usually use this technique on papers I don’t care very much for that come in a pack with other designs I like.  That is not the case here…I love all of the papers in the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper pack, Card Making Techniquesbut this paper really allows me to show you this technique!)  I did not add a greeting on the front of the card because I don’t know who I will send it to or for which occasion, yet.  I do that a lot so I will have several cards that I can use for anything.  The base of the card is made from a piece of Blackberry Bliss Card Stock.  The designer paper on the front of the card comes in Very Vanilla mixed with Basic Black and Gray hues.  I used a Sponge Dauber and Blackberry Bliss Ink to color in some of the roses to match the card base.  Isn’t it gorgeous? You can use any color card base and matching ink to make this card!  It was so quick and easy to make…It took me less than 10 minutes to make it.  All I did was add a piece of matching ribbon and a few pearl embellishments and the card was finished. I love it!

Don’t forget about my “I’m Bringing Birthdays Back” offer!  Email me your name, birthdate, and address and I will send you a birthday card.  You can read more about this campaign here.  I hope you will begin your own campaign to bring the mailing of birthday cards back instead of just posting a greeting on Social Media Sites.  Send birthday cards to your family members, friends, co-workers, etc. to let them know that they are worth more to you than a phrase on Facebook!  It doesn’t need to be a card you bought in a store…Make your own with some card stock and designer papers of different colors and prints. Also, Stampin’ Up! has made a rubber stamp to add to the back of your birthday cards if you like and you can see it here.

Purchase the supplies to make this card by clicking on the photos below, by emailing me at, by calling me at (727)698-7509, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.

This month’s Hostess code is DM2PQBC9. Make sure you use it when placing your online orders of $150 or less (before taxes and shipping) and your name will be entered into the monthly drawing for Stampin’ Up! products. (Don’t use the hostess code if your order is $150 or more before taxes and shipping so you can earn the Hostess Rewards.) Your name will still be entered into the drawing.  Your order must be placed through my online store or me in order to be eligible to win. Last month’s winner received a set of 20 Notecards with Envelopes!

Have a wonderful day! Terry
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