Fancy Frost DSP Experiment

Fancy Frost dry embossed DSP front side vs back side comparison. Design by Natalie Lapakko

Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper Experiment

Fancy Frost is a fun and versatile new designer series paper from the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog. It is white, but it has been dry embossed for you. That means it has raised designs, like you would get from using an embossing folder. It adds a nice texture to the background of cards like my recent Halloween card, but it really gets a chance to shine when you add ink!

I hadn’t really gotten a chance to play with this paper yet, so I thought I would start out with a simple little experiment. I wanted to determine what the different sides of the paper would look like after adding ink, so I made two cards that are exactly the same except for one variable; in one I used the embossed (raised design) side and in the other I used the debossed (raised background) side.

Here’s how they look side by side:

Fancy Frost DSP front and back comparison. Card design by Natalie Lapakko.

The card on the left is the embossed version and the card on the right is the debossed version. When you add ink to embossed images, whichever part of the design is sticking up will  get more ink on it than the rest of the paper, so it will get darker.

Adding ink to an embossed design will result in a darker design on a lighter background. Adding ink to a debossed design will result in a lighter design on a darker background.

Directions to Make a Fancy Frost Thank You

  1. Cut a card base in Whisper White.
  2. Cut a piece of Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper 1-1/4″ (3 cm) smaller than your card base.
  3. Ink a sponge with Pacific Point ink. Using circular rubbing motions, add ink to the upper two thirds of the Fancy Frost panel, fading away as it moves down.
  4. Ink a sponge with Night of Navy ink. Using circular rubbing motions, add ink to the lower two thirds of the Fancy Frost panel, blending into the Pacific Point as it moves up.
  5. Tie a piece of Basic Black Baker’s Twine around the Fancy Frost panel.
  6. Adhere the Fancy Frost panel to the card base using dimensionals.
  7. Stamp a small sentiment (such as the one from Sweetly Framed seen here) below the Fancy Frost panel with Night of Navy ink.

Side by side comparison of Fancy Frost DSP front and back sides. Cards by Natalie Lapakko.

Blue Monochromatic Color Scheme

This color combination uses two blue colors blended together. A monochromatic color scheme means that the card gains more unity from the matching colors, but doesn’t have as much contrast. Blue is a cool color, reminiscent of winter nights, moonlit shadows on snow, water and the sky. Overall, a blue monochromatic color scheme has a calming and peaceful effect.

Color combo: Pacific Point, Night of Navy

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!


Cardstock: Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Pacific Point, Night of Navy (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Sweetly Framed (retired) (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: sponge, Basic Black Baker’s Twine (c) Stampin’ Up!

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