Brocade Background DSP

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I have a few cards to show you today. I decided to CASE a card from the current Idea Book & Catalogue and then see how I could change it using different stamps but keeping the layout the same or close to. In other words I used the sketch layout for the remaining cards.

This is my card that I cased from the IB&C on page 20.

Spring Solitude Catty Case

I was going to do a complete CASE but I didn’t have any Old Olive Textured cardstock left so I had to use another colour combination which was chosen from the ‘Mix it up with Color’ list. The colours I’ve ended up using are Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, More Mustard and Ruby Red. This card actually looks more time consuming that it is. I’m happy with the results. What do you think??

The colours used in the IB&C card are Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Real Red & More Mustard.

Stamp sets: Spring Solitude Bundle (Hostess set)
Card: Wild Wasabi textured, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, East Coast Prep DSP
Ink: More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Earth Elements buttons, Linen Thread, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop–dile, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig





Next I decided to pull out a stamp set I haven’t used in a while and that was Scribble This. The colour combination for this one is another from the ‘Mix it up with Color!’ combinations that Stampin’ Up! supply us with when the new In Colors are released. I changed one element of the card in this layout but kept it in the same region.


Scribble This 1



You can’t really tell from this picture but there is glitter over the top flower and the swirly image, hence why the word ‘sparkle’ is on the card. The changed element is 2 word window punches in place of the circle punch and eyelet.


Stamp sets: Scribble This, Warm Words
Card: Close to Cocoa textured, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Spring Fling DSP
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa,Basic Black
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Pretties Kit (Rhinestone Brad), 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin’ Dimensionals.




The final card (for now anyway) I’ve gone for something I think is a little more elegant.


Baroque Motifs 5


I’m using the gorgeous Brocade Background DSP again so I’ve chosen the Baroque Motifs set this time. I love the colours in this DSP, they are just so soft and elegant looking. As you can see I’ve used some 1/2 back pearls to add that extra touch.


Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs
Card: River Rock textured, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Brocade Background DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, River Rock, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelet, Pretties Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots





My personal favourites are the Spring Solitude and Baroque Motifs cards. The Scribble This looks nicer in person but I might play around with some other colour combinations on that one and see if I can create something I’m happier with. I’m sure I’ll be using this sketch again too.

So, do you have a favourite??


During School holidays I do just what I need to in regards to housework and book work (my hubbies business) while my 4 girls are home. Unfortunately for me this then makes for a busy 1st week when they return to school catching up on things. I’ve managed to get most of it done so now I can have some crafting time again which of course means some things to share with you all.

Friday night was stamping at my house and I decided I wanted to try some different style cards. Off I go to Splitcoaststampers to the Resources and printed out the Joy Fold and Tunnel Card Tutorials. I don’t often make construction type cards but seeing I’ve been doing a lot of different things in regards to my creations of late I’m really starting to enjoy the change. I hope you’re enjoying what I’m sharing.

This post is going to show you the Joy Fold Card I made first. I really wanted to use the Brocade Background DSP in this card so that made colour choices easy and also the stamp set. The colours that coordinate with the Brocade Background DSP are Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and River Rock and then I used Very Vanilla for stamping on. The stamp sets that coordinate are Brocade Basics, Baroque and Baroque Motifs. I went with Brocade Basics which I haven’t used for a little while.

So here is my card…..

Brocade Joy Fold Card closed

Stamp sets: Brocade Basics, Warm Words
Card: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Brocade Background DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Tool Kit, Pretties Kit, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch