Abstract Beauty Specialty Paper – Create Your Own Adventure

Abstract Beauty Specialty Paper – Create Your Own Adventure

There is no end of possibilities with Abstract Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper.

In these samples, I have used the same basic ingredients; card base, mats & layers, incorporated different stamp sets and 3 of the 12 designs of Abstract Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper. The gold stripe trim is the 4th sheet of the paper pack.  The Specialty Paper is a NEW size  4″ x 6″,  4 each of 12 double sided designs.

It is literally ‘Create your own Adventure’. The featured stamps sets are Awesome Otters (SAB) Friendly Hello (SAB) and In the Moment (MINI).  I used Hello Beautiful Bundle (MINI) for both the stamped greeting and die-cut greeting shape.

Read on for more details.

Designing Your Card Kit

I was playing with a range of stamp sets, some of my Stampin’ Blends and found that Abstract Beauty Paper could go with the lot!  I used the similar palette of Blends colours in all of the samples.

The stamp sets are quite different; quirky (Awesome Otters, SAB), flowers/birds (Friendly Hello, SAB) and self-care vignettes (In the Moment, MINI).

Awesome Otters is FREE with a qualifying order of $90+ and Friendly Hello is FREE with qualifying order of $180+ during Sale-a-Bration.

In the Moment is in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalogue.

Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP is so versatile that it works for all of my samples; feminine, masculine, pretty or quirky.

I designed this kit so that you can explore the possibilities with either these stamp sets or others that you have.  I took photos of various layout options as I played with designs.  You will be able to choose which you like best and, which works with your sheet of the Abstract Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Here is one batch of my finished cards. You will be able to pick the paper in your kit.  Can you see that I’ve flipped the paper and used the ‘non-gold’ side on the Otters Card.

A Brief Note About Stampin’ Blends

Our Stampin’ Blends, alcohol markers, are sold in pairs, Light & Dark, and match our palette of ink colours. Applying both Light and Dark colour gives light and shade to your design.  I have also discovered that applying a lighter shade of the same hue, will lighten the image.  For example, I coloured the Jeans in the photo above with Light Night of Navy.  The folds are darkened with a swoosh of Dark Night of Navy.  I achieved the ‘worn’ patches (thighs, bottom and shins) by applying a little Dark Balmy Blue.  The light colour tends to strip the colour underneath it.  Have a play with your Stampin’ Blends.  It’s fun!   Follow the link, HERE,  to the products used in my 24/7 Online Store.

Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP – Create Your Own Adventure Card Kit.

Here is your class kit.

Each kit contains 7 pieces PLUS 1 sheet of Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper.

The 7 standard pieces are So Saffron Card Base, Basic White Insert, Basic White 7 x 7cm, Pattern Party (Misty Moonlight) DSP 7.5 x 7.5 cm (3″ x 3″), So Saffron die-cut greeting layer, 2 each of 1/4″ gold strip Abstract Beauty DSP.

Options for You

Here are photos of some design options depending on your sheet of DSP.   Can you see that I have just ‘placed’ the components and taken the photos.  My finished designs are shown in the photos above.

Is your head spinning!!!   My suggestion is to look at your Paper and determine the type of card you would like to make.  The paper is gorgeous and you might prefer to add a greeting on your Basic White square, and let the paper do the taking!  Or you might like to stamp and/or colour.  Enjoy designing your own creation!  And, please share your ‘creation adventure’ on our FB page.


  • Stamp Sets, Dies: Awesome Otters (SAB), Friendly Hello Bundle (SAB Paper & Stamp Set), In The Moment (MINI), Hello Beautiful Bundle (Stamp Set & Dies, MINI)
  • Papers: Abstract Beauty Specialty DSP, Pattern Party DSP (Misty Moonlight design), Basic White and So Saffron cardstock
  • Inks: Memento Black, Misty Moonlight.
  • Blends: Balmy Blue, Magenta Madness, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, {Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends Collection – available 1 February.}
  • Other; Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Dimensionals, Take your Pick, Trimmer, Cut & Emboss Machine.

HERE is the link to all products used.


  • Card Base: So Saffron 29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half.
  • Layering DSP and Cardstock: Abstract Beauty 15.2 x 10.1 cm (6″ x 4″), 2 strips Abstract Beauty 15.2 x 0.7 cm (6″ x 1/4″), Pattern Party 7.5 x 7.5 cm (3″ x 3″) Basic White 7 x 7 cm and 14.4 x 10 cm (card insert) and So Saffron die-cut greeting piece.

Step by Step Directions

  • Stamp chosen greeting or picture on Basic White 7 x 7 cm and colour.
  • If using a picture on 7 cm square, stamp greeting on So Saffron die-cut
  • Trim Abstract Beauty DSP down to 14.6 x 4.1 cm (5 3/4″ x 4″).  Retain offcut.
  • Create your design.  Use the striped DSP and/or DSP offcut as a trim on the front of the card or on the insert for a simple no fuss trim (see photo below).  I plan to add my greeting to the inside of the card at a later time.
  • In my examples, all pieces other than the 7 x 7 cm Basic White layer and greeting layer are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the So Saffron greeting layer to the Basic White square and then adhered this completed element to the card with Dimensionals.



Creative WOW Tutorial: Here is the January Sneak Peek

Can you spot my design?  Hint.  It’s one of the In The Moment designs!!

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