Easy Ways To Alter Petal Passion DSP with Ink

Alter Petal Passion DSP

Welcome back to this bonus Tuesday post! So glad you’re here! 🙂

I’m so in love with all the ways you can alter Petal Passion DSP (Designer Series Paper) that I wanted to share with you one more fun way to use the simple card sketch design shared yesterday. If you missed it, I encourage you to check it out HERE. It’s full of lots of info- including the special give-away I announced!

Today’s cards feature something you’ve already got in your craft room: Classic Stampin’ Pads and stamps. Theyr’e today’s alteration “tool” of choice -used a couple different ways- to step up this already gorgeous patterned paper. I just can’t get enough of it! 
simple card sketches

Altered With Ink

It’s so easy to alter Petal Passion DSP (or others) with stamps and ink. {Another favorite that looks great altered is the Wood Textures DSP. Psst, it’s the ONLY current DSP that’ll still be available after June 1st!} Add the Sponge Brayer to your tools and you’ve got endless possibilities! Both these methods are seen in the cards above and below. Quick. Simple. Fun. With unique results!  

Savvy Tips, Tricks and Techniques


  • I pulled out some retired Watermelon Wonder cardstock and ink for this one. I just missed it! The newly returning color ‘Poppy Parade’ (coming June 1) will be a welcome substitute for this retired fave color! 
  • Ink the leaves stamp from the coordinating ‘Petal Palette’ stamp set with a Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad, stamped off once and repeated a few times randomly on the DSP.
  • Ditto with the flower stamp and Watermelon Wonder ink. Stamp sentiment in same.
  • Die cut sentiment from the coordinating ‘Petals & More’ framelits.
  • Pop the cardstock and sentiment up on Stampin’ Dimensionals to add depth and interest.


  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock and Classic Stampin’ Pad (leaves) were used in the same way as above, after Soft Sky ink was brayered to lightly color DSP first. It’s a subtle change on camera, but it’s lovely in person.
  • Color the bird with the combo ‘Night of Navy’ Stampin’ Blend markers. A blender pen and ink would also work.
  • Die cut both the bird and sentiment with the coordinating ‘Petals & More’ framelits.
  • Again, pop up both features with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To brayer color, ink the sponge on the ink pad several times, rotating as you go. Use a light touch. You can always add more. The more pressure you use, the more ink will transfer. Work over the Grid Paper (or scratch paper) and start off the card for best results. Practice a little… you’ll quickly get the hang of it!

simple card sketches


  • Color the note card with the sponge brayer first. Starting in the bottom right corner and working up at a diagonal, use Mint Macaron ink first, then layer Daffodil Delight ink just in the corner. I was a little heavy handed with the pressure on this. Notice the difference between the two cards. A very light touch was used on the Thank You card. Practice to see what you prefer.
  • Stampin’ Write Markers Mint Macaron and Daffodil Delight add a few touches of color to select flowers on the DSP, as well as the sentiment (plus Basic Black); punch with the Tailored Tag Punch.
  • Add a little White Organza Ribbon on the DSP, layered over Mint Macaron cardstock and you’re done. {Check out this post on how to color this ribbon and alter embellishments!}


  • Create a handmade 3″ x 3″ card made with Whisper White cardstock and add a 3″ x 3″ Envelope.
  • Use the sponge brayer inked in Mint Macaron to color half the card from the bottom left corner, with a touch of Pear Pizzazz layered over it just in the corner.
  • Ink the leaf stamp on the Old Olive Classic Stampin’ pad, then stamp off once on a scrap piece of paper, and stamp twice on the card, adding the bird and sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Color the bird with combo Old Olive Stampin’ Blend Markers, with a touch of Wink of Stella clear glitter on his tummy. Yes, I’m addicted to WoS!
  • Repeat the sponge brayering on the envelope and stamp bird. SAVVY TIP: If you want to color the bird, slip a scratch piece of cardstock inside to absorb any bleed-through common with alcohol markers!
FREE Give-Aways

I shared yesterday that since I played hooky last Friday and missed a post, I was offering a special give away to make up for it! I’m giving all the cards shared today and yesterday to the first person placing an order before midnight tomorrow (Wednesday, May 22, 2018). All seven will be wrapped up and mailed to you to share or keep as inspiration. That’s in addition to the FREE goodies I’ll also include when you use my current Rewards Code (X62RG23J). I encourage you to use it- I LOVE spoiling you!

I hope this provides a little more inspiration for you and showcases different ways to alter Petal Passion DSP. I’ve got one last card to share tomorrow… I’m just not ready to say goodbye to this paper yet! 

Happy Stampin’!

xxx tammy 🙂

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