If you’ve got to make a cool card in a jif, you’ll love this simple card making with DSP for a birthday card idea. And I know it has flowers on it but I’m also hoping you might even think about giving this to a fella?

After all, daisies are a pretty generic bloom, aren’t they? White, yellow and green? That’s not too fanciful or “girly”!

There are a couple techniques on here you may have forgotten about in your own card making.

simple card making with DSP
A simple and classy design with the Fresh as a Daisy DSP and Cheerful Daisy stamps

Can you spy where the Fresh as a Daisy DSP is on here? I pulled in one of the pre-designed panels from one of the pieces of the 12×12 DSP.

It’s the grey background – Pebbled Path actually -that looks like paint. A smaller panel on one of the sheets. You’ll find 10 in total and they’re great for quick-er card making!

This paper also has every one of the new 2023-25 In Colors which I’ve found coordinate with each other perfectly!

You can see a portion of this panelled sheet on the top left in this graphic, although not the particular piece I used is shown).

My customers have had mixed reviews on this paper.

What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Or think you could warm up to it with a bit of help (I’m one of the converted!)?

Leave me a comment and let me know!

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Simple Card Making with DSP

What are the techniques I mentioned?

simple card making with DSP

Techniques to Make Your Card Stand Out

1. White craft ink stamping on a colour

We often pull in our white embossing powder when we want to create some white tones on a coloured cardstock. But we forget about that Whisper White craft ink pad gathering dust in our cupboard! Pull it out and use it for the solid daisy image in the background to create “almost-DSP-like” look. risp up fold line with your bone folder.

2. Tone on tone stamping

You get a neat effect when you stamp the same colour ink on its matching cardstock. Here Wild Wheat ink sinks into the paper, but still is noticeable for a subtle background.

simple card making with DSP

3. White embossing powder on a lighter background

Don’t forget about adding some texture into your card. Even with a lighter background colour like the Pebbled Path here, you’ll be rewarded with a smooth but shiny flower when you heat emboss white powder. Even better? You can use the Whisper White craft stamp pad to ink the flower and sprinkle on your embossing powder!

4. Wink of Stella over colours

I was happily surprised to see the Wink of Stella on the stamped Wild Wheat pick up a gold tone (hard to see here but in real life it’s lovely).

Make It an Easy Fun Fold

If you’ve been following me for a little bit, you’ll know this is one of my favourite folds. A reverse fold. It’s easy. Doesn’t need complicated instructions to open it. And always adds that little bit of something “different” to your card.

One of the first ones I shared on my blog is this reverse folds kids birthday card. It’s still one of my favourites with its bold bright colours!

To make your card just like mine, a quick click here gets you to all the supplies I used that so you can pin, print or order what you need!

Here’s a peek at the card standing up.

simple card making with DSP
An old stand by, the reverse fold, is always appreciated

Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog today. Please take a moment to leave a comment and let me know whether you think you WOULD give this card to a fella…or not! 🙂

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And stay tuned since I’ve got a video coming for how to cut that panelled Fresh as a Daisy DSP to avoid any wasted pieces!

I would love it if the next time you want to try simple card making with DSP, this idea comes to mind.