I have to admit that the Newsprint designer series paper pushes me outside my comfort zone a bit.
My usual style is more clean and simple than this paper seems to require from me. As soon as I reach for it, I seem to envision lots of layers and artistic elements. Click here to see another card I made with the Newsprint paper. See what I mean? Lots of layering and pieces.
Now, don’t get me wrong.
I like this paper. I like the fact that it uses only Basic Black and Very Vanilla so it can be sponged and stamped on to create unique looks. I like the way it creates subtle backgrounds and the stamped images remain the focal point. I like the way the designs work well with so many colours and images. And, I even like being challenged by it as a stamper.
For this card, I choose to use the Charming stamp set. I love this set of 7 because it has so many useful elements in it. The flower, frame, greeting and brocade (on the Newsprint DSP) I used on this card as well as a butterfly, background and ornate circle.
This is a great stamp set!
To create the textured Basic Black cardstock piece behind the stamped flower, I distressed the edges of the Basic Black cardstock and then wet it and and crumpled it up. As I was working on the rest of the card and this piece was drying, I would occasionally roll the edges with my fingers. Once dry, I layered it onto a second piece of Basic Black cardstock the same size for added dimension.
I hope this card inspires you to stretch your creativity the next time you stamp!
Inks: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Paper: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Punches: Word Window Large
Other: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Brights Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Charming Stamp Set
$24.95, #116519, Set of 7
Page 130 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!