Find Your Inner Artist with Direct-to-Paper!

We all have an inner artist, did you know that? Today’s project shows you just how fun it can be to find it!

My dear friend, Jackie Beers, shared these cards on her blog this week showcasing the direct-to-paper technique and I loved the look of it, but had never tried it myself! So, I am putting myself out there and sharing my first attempt at this technique! What do you think?

I am wavering between a piece of art and a hot mess… LOL! I’ve always been a fan of abstract art, so I had fun choosing colors and randomly swiping ink onto Glossy White using the Stampin’ Spots I receive in my Paper Pumpkin kits each month. Glossy White and I are starting to become friends!

Speaking of… if you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, try it this month! It’s half off using promo code HALFOFF0917. The sign up deadline is September 10!

Any guesses where the stars come from? The Quilt Builder Framelits! Such a versatile set of Framelits. They’ll be available for purchase on Friday (happy dance)!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll join me on my Facebook Page tonight at 8pm EST as I demonstrate a fun project LIVE for you! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

  • Night of Navy card base – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″ (or folded in half)
  • Melon Mambo layer – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Glossy White layer – 3-3/4″, 5″
Color Combination (click on any color to shop online):
Supplies (click on any product to shop online):


Why not get a head start on your holiday cards for this year and take advantage of the early release of the Carols of Christmas bundle! If you order the Carols of Christmas bundle from me in August (wood-mount or clear-mount), I will send you a Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon for free! It will go perfectly with the cards you will make and you can even dye it to be any color you like! Don’t delay as this is a very popular bundle!


Please apply this month’s host code for all orders under $150. If you place an order of $75 or more (before shipping & taxes), you’ll earn this month’s free gift: 1/4″ Copper Trim!

  • $75 – $149.99 Order: You must apply the host code to your order to receive this month’s free gift.
  • $150+ Order: Do not apply the host code. You’ll automatically qualify for my free gift this month as well as earn Stampin’ Rewards!

About Julie DiMatteo

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

2 thoughts on “Find Your Inner Artist with Direct-to-Paper!

  1. Your card is definitely a work of art! I love how you made it your own by do different streaks and designs with the spots. ❤

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