Global Stampers Sketch Challenge – Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper becomes the star

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Stampin’ Up! has some of the most beautiful patterned paper – beautiful images, amazing textures and coordinating colours.  So when I saw the sketch for this month’s Global Stampers Challenge I knew that I wanted to feature some Designer Series Paper.  I chose Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Christmas Holiday Catalogue.   Even though it is from this catalogue, it is not Christmas themed and can be used all year round.  And whilst it is a little difficult to see this in the photos, each piece of the 12″  x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) paper is shimmery or I what would call it, ‘pearlised’.

The Global Stamper’s Challenge Sketch – December 2018

Global Stampers Challenge Sketch


Card sketches are a great way to inspire you to get out of your ‘comfort zone’.  They provide a design layout for a project.  But these layouts do not have to be strictly adhered to.  Sketches include basic shapes and designs drawn on the layout but usually, no other instructions are given. Therefore, you can use your favourite papers, stamps, colour schemes and any other embellishments that you wish to use to create your cards. A single card sketch or pattern can be adapted for many different uses, simply by varying the colours of paper or the types of stamps used.  Have a go at using this sketch in the lead up to Christmas and post your creations on my Facebook page to inspire us all.

Tips and tricks and all the details

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I will be featuring this card on Facebook Live tomorrow night (Monday 3 December 2018), 7pm Brisbane time.  If you are unavailable then, Facebook Live videos are saved under videos (who knew…) in the sidebar so you can watch anytime.  The Live session will be full of tips and tricks to make your cardmaking easy.

This project features Blackberry Bliss and Gray Granite cardstock and Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I used the dies from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies and the sentiment is from one of my favourite stamp sets this year, First Frost. As this DSP is double sided it was so easy to create a coordinating contrast for the diagonal strip.

Global Stampers Blog Hop Challenge

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You are currently visiting me, Ann Lewis, so if you hopped forward to here from Alicia, back here from Fiona or are just starting here, welcome.

You will be able to hop around all the blogs by clicking on the links below.  I hope you enjoy our projects and please feel free to leave a comment before you hop onto Fiona.  Looking for Stampin’ Up! products and don’t live in Australia, check out the online store for the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in your market.

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For further information about the products used in this project, click on the items below to view in my Online Store.  I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don’t already have one and live in Australia.  You can purchase these products from my online shop or you can order directly from me and have them shipped directly to your address.  Please allow Demonstrator contact when ordering online so I can thank you properly.  Stamp sets used in this project may be available in other mount options (wood-mount, clear-mount or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used.  If you are shopping online and your order is under $250, please use current Host Code KSCY2ENC which can always be found on the right sidebar of my blog.

If you need any help with your crafting, don’t hesitate to contact me.  I love reading your comments, so leave a comment below.

Happy Crafting.



4 thoughts on “Global Stampers Sketch Challenge – Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

  1. Wanda

    This is beautiful. The colours , the way you have combined everything in just the right amount. Everything works perfectly. Its a Wow card.

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