Monday, August 14, 2017

What's Brewing?

Hi!  Today I get to share some new Halloween images with you from DRS Designs. I think you're going to like them.


I started with kraft CS, die cut the window, then stamped the new Brewing up a Wicked Halloween greeting (308F) along with the accent bats image using Versafine Black Onyx ink. I used the same die to cut out the window on the black layer as well as the white card base. With a pencil I outlined where the burning cauldron image should go and then stamped the image on the inside with Memento Black ink and colored it up with some Copic markers. On the inside I also added a few more accent bats as well as the new Drop in for a spell greeting.(327D)



My second card is more on the whimsical side.


The grassy hills were die cut with some Fawn Lawn dies and attached to the black panel after it was stamped with the spooky eyes background image and heated embossed with white EP. The new Happy Haunting to All image (310F) was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with some Copics as well as TH Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut. I used clear Nuvo Dew Drops on the hat's buckle for some shine. The pumpkins are part of the larger peculiar pumpkin patch image. Once colored with copics it was fussy cut and tucked behind the first hill.  Some Happy Halloween ribbon completes the look.

Inside I stamped the entire Peculiar Pumpkin Patch image with TH Distress Oxide ink. These peculiar pumpkins make me smile every time I see them.

These new images and more will soon be available at DRS Designs on line store. Be sure to check the blog each day to see more of these new images and what the DT members have created.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!

shelia

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketch

Today's card is for this week's sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I'm not sure if I followed the sketch closely enough though. We'll see.  Here's the fantastic sketch:


And here's my card:



I needed a birthday card for a friend who turned 50 this week. I'm heading off to her party in just a few minutes and needed a card for this special celebration. Instead of putting the flowers on the top portion of the card, I stamped on the bottom and keep the top clear for the sentiment which I stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP. The flowers were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and Nuvo Crystal drops were used for the centers of the flowers and a few random spots outside of the flowers. The border was made with a MS Punch around the page punch that I've had for years and rarely use. I think my friend will like this card. All stamps are by DRS Designs.


Thanks TMS for another fun sketch and challenge!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, August 7, 2017

Boots and bling


Happy Monday Everyone. I have a quick and easy card to share with you today featuring the new little Lasso Cowgirl and Boots and Bling Greeting. Isn't she the cutest little thing?

I started by stamping her on white CS with Memento Black ink, colored her with Copics and then die cut and layered her on another die cut panel. The greeting was stamped in two parts, die cut with a stitched oval die. Some Distress ink was sponged around the edges to give some definition. I added some rhinestone stars to the greetings and then to the stars on her hat and belt. The white panel was embossed with a Darice starts folder, layered onto pink CS and then attached to a white card base.

My granddaughters would love this card!

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, July 31, 2017

Cowboy Boots

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a quick and easy card to share with you that features the new Better in Cowboy Boots greeting. My niece's husband is always wearing his cowboy boots (even for their wedding ceremony) and I immediately thought of him when I saw this new greeting. So my card today is on the masculine side in his honor.


I stamped the new greeting and Cowboy Garb image with black ink onto white CS and die cut with nesties. The Cowboy Garb image was colored with various shades of gray Copics (C1,3,5 &7). Both were layered onto matching gray CS and then on black. The large gray panel was dry embossed with a TH EF that reminds me of rope, even though it is lined up in perfect squares???

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Sunday, July 30, 2017

TMS Challenge

I've been away all week visiting family and just had time to quickly create a card for this week's TMS Challenge. I need a get well card for someone very special, so this is for her. Here's this week's awesome sketch.



And here's my card.




I tweaked the sketch a little to fit my images. Hope that is ok. I started with some water color paper and sponged TH Distress Oxide inks onto it. Next I stamped my background with water. I like the soft impression this technique creates. The greeting and swirl of butterflies are from the Get Well set by Our Daily Bread Designs. They too were stamped with TH Distress Oxide inks. The butterfly swirl doesn't show up as well in this photo as it does in real life. I like the way the oxide inks stamp on darker CS. Some ribbon and rhinestones complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, July 24, 2017

Dropping you a Line



Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend! Today I am on my way to VA to visit with family and celebrate some birthdays. It's always fun to celebrate with family. My card today features two new stamps from DRS Designs: Dropping you a line greeting and the Silhouette Palm Trees. I just can't get enough of this new palm tree image. It is so fun to use!

I started with some watercolor paper, stamped the silhouette palm trees with Versafine Onyx ink, heat embossed with clear EP and then used various TH Distress Oxide inks to create the sky and water. Once the inks dried I stamped the greeting with Versafine Onyx ink. The proud fisherman was stamped into white CS with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The frame was die cut with nesties and sponged with the same distress inks as the sky. Before attaching it to the card base I stamped the fishing pole with Verafine Onyx ink. The fisherman and his catch were added with foam squares.

Here's a look at the inside of the card:


The big mouth bass was stamped with distress ink and the Good things come greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all the new images at DRS Designs.

Blessings,
shelia

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

60th B'day Wishes

My card today is for a friend who is turning 60. I used this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches to create this fun card.

Here's the sketch from TMS:

And here's my card:


I used my Cricut to cut out the 60, washi tape for the background and some square black sequins for the added bling. The small Happy Birthday greeting is part of a larger greeting from DRS Designs. It's a fun sketch to work with and I believe my friend will like this. I was only going to use black and white washi tape, but decided it needed a little color so I added the small flower tape. I like it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Blessings,
shelia