I got a charming birthday card last week from lovely Vicky, isn't it pretty?
I found myself wondering how she stamped the background until I realised it is current designer paper. But by then it was too late! I had set my mind to working out how to produce similar paper by stamping. There is a super pretty little bunch of leaves in the Holiday Home polymer stamp set but they are in such a tight group I couldn't see how to get the colours different without an awful lot of individual colouring. In a moment of inspiration I realised yet another benefit to photopolymer! I simply cut them up and mounted them like this:
Then I just stamped away in a series of different autumn colours, being sure to rotate the block to avoid a pattern appearing. I was really pleased with my own personal "DSP":