For the past two weeks I’ve been showing off how I made cards with six different sets of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper sets. Today, and up until August 2nd, I’ll be focusing more on individual Designer Paper sets. Today’s set is called You’re a Peach, and features watercolor-type designs of peaches and blossoms, along with monochrome designs to accent the more detailed designs.
About the Papers
- Balmy Blue
- Calypso Coral
- Pale Papaya
- Pear Pizzazz
- Early Espresso
- Mango Melody
- Petal Pink
The cards that I made with You’re a Peach for this series focus on the first 5 colors, though there is a bit of the other 4 colors lurking around in the patterns I used.
The Two With Peach Papers As Backgrounds
This card features a Balmy Blue monochrome pattern from the Designer Papers set. In the picture of the papers above, it’s the one in the top right corner. It’s definitely close to being a complementary color to the pinkish orange color in the peaches that I fussy cut for the center element.
To give the card a bit more color, I chose not to use one of the orangish colors like Pale Papaya or Calypso coral as an accent color. Instead I picked up the Pear Pizzazz color in the leaves of the peach sprigs for both the mats on the squares and the ink that I used for the sentiment.
The second card has a monochrome Pear Pizzazz print. That the paper design is in the lower right corner of the picture of the papers. I chose that color as it was featured in each of the two papers that had been punched with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch.
Choosing Pear Pizzazz with the designs of the punched papers gives this card a softer look. I think that’s because all of these colors pretty much sit on the same side of the color wheel. So there’s not as much of a clean line between them. But I still thought they looked pleasant together so kept the Pear background.
The accent color for this card is Pale Papaya, another color sitting up there on the top (is there a top?) of the color wheel. So overall the card has a soft pastel feeling about it.
The Third Card
Here’s that blue again! It’s the same design as that in the first card. And it lays right next to two layers with orange-ish color. So there are clear lines between the strips of paper. One touch that I really like is that the print on the bottom had some small blue flowers of its own. Nice touch!
I liked that this paper set has some papers with a white background and small painted elements, leaving the white to be the main color. That kind of paper is great when you’re creating a striped design.
For this card, I went back to using Pear Pizzazz as my accent color, both in the mats for the card and the white circle and in the stamped sentiment on the circle.
Why These Were First
Of all the cards that I made for this series of articles, these three were the most fun to make. I love fussy cutting images from Designer Papers, and two of these cards gave me plenty of opportunity to do that. I also really like Designer Papers that have a hand-painted, watercolor look. They make me want to get out my watercolor brushes and try some myself. One of these days I’ll have the time for that!
Next Up — Bloom Where You’re Planted
I hope you’re still enjoying this series featuring some of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers that are on sale this month! There are still a few more posts, with one showing off the three Bloom Where You’re Planted cards.
Happy Crafting with Designer Papers!