Just my Type – Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper

P1020062When most people think of background papers, they think of a completed design that just adds to a project, but with a special set like Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), you can do more, including stamping directly on it, for a stunning effect.


I stamped the Swallowtail background stamp onto the Typeset  (DSP) in Island Indigo ink, and then coordinated the 1/4″ cotton ribbon and cardstock in the same color, adding Basic Black to round out the design.  Some light sponging on the edges of the Elegant and Bitty Butterfly punched images helps the DSP stand out.  I did the same with the Joy die cut from the Snowflake Card Thinlets.  The curvy banner behind Joy is from the Bitty Banners Framelits.


You can’t tell from the picture (I admit it, I’m a terrible photographer), but the picture above is an envelope sized box that is 1″ deep to hold a dimensional card (or a set of cards).  I used the Envelope Punch Board to make it, and the layers are die cut with the Labels Collection Framelits.  I threw some snips of Black Taffeta Ribbon on there just for fun.


This picture focuses in on another use of the Typeset DSP, a flower shape made with the 1 3/4″ Scallop punch.  I punched six pieces, wet them, wadded them up, and slightly flattened them out to dry.


After they dried, I inked the edges with VersaMark ink and embossed them in Basic Black Stampin’ Emboss powder.  That helped to crinkle them up more.


Next I stacked them, pierced the middle and used a brad to hold the pieces together, and then I started my “squishing” technique.

P1020053Just gather each layer and squish it up and into place, until all layers are bunched up into a lovely design.

P1020054I could have left this “as is”, but I wanted it to stand out more, so I put several drops of Island Indigo Ink Refill and rubbing alcohol into a Stampin’ Spritzer and spritzed my flower until it was the color intensity I liked.


Just for fun, I made an extra item so you could see the Typeset DSP used with the Spiral Flower Originals die.


It is a totally different look from one made with solid cardstock, and can appear vintage or contemporary, depending on the particular sheet of the Typeset you use, and the project you choose.

I hope this gave you some inspiration for uses of Stampin’ Up!’s versatile Typeset DSP.  I can’t wait to give this card and box to a friend who just published her second book.  I am sure she will get the connection.

Thanks for stopping by and come back Monday for more fun!

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