Monday, April 27, 2015

Happy Anniversary!


DRS Designs will soon be releasing some new stamps and you are going to love them! For this anniversary card I used the new Love Birds Branch (413H) and the Side by Side Anniversary greeting.

I started by stamping the new love birds branch on white CS with Memento Black ink, coloring it with Copics, then die cutting and layering it on a matching die cut from light teal CS. I stamped just the Happy Anniversary part of the sentiment in VersaMark ink on a darker teal and heat embossed it with detail white EP. The border was die cut with a nestie and layered on white CS. I used a MS bow punch to created the white bow, punching it several times, and gluing them together with a small gem in the center.

This was a fairly quick and simple card to create and I really like the look. Hope you do too. Be sure to check DRS Designs online store this week to see the new stamps!

Thanks for stopping by,

shelia

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bloomin' Beautiful

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another challenge at DRS Designs. This week it's a Bloomin' Beautiful challenge. You just need to use flowers on your card. I needed a birthday card for an elderly lady so this challenge was the perfect inspiration to create her birthday card.


I started by stamping the dogwood flowers with Memento Black ink on white CS, coloring them with Copics, die cutting them with an oval die and layering them on a black scalloped oval. I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting with the same black ink before embossing the pink panel with a Darice basket weave folder. This panel is layered on black CS and I added the black gingham ribbon before attaching everything to the white card base. Some black half pearls finish it off.

You can see details for this challenge here at DRS Designs' blog. Hope you can join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by today,
shelia

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Birthday





My card today was created for my son's birthday using this week's sketch design from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I turned the sketch sideways to make all the elements fit better. It's a great sketch!


I started by stamping the image and popcorn background on white CS, coloring with Copics and then cutting them and matting them on red and yellow CS. I stamped part of the Birthday greeting in the upper right corner of the white panel before attaching the ribbon and other elements. The rest of greeting was stamped inside the card along with some popcorn!


DRS Designs is sponsoring the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week. We'd love to have you play along. You could be the winner of some fabulous stamps! You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Birthday

Today I have another birthday card featuring the new Party Leonard image. He is so fun to color and play with.


I started with a blue card base, added a layer of red CS and then a white layer embossed with the CB birthday folder. Next I added the blue panel with a white layer that is stamped with the birthday message. Leonard was stamped on white CS, colored with Copics, fussy cut and attached to the front left side of the blue panel.

The bottom half of the greeting is stamped behind the blue folded panels which are held closed with some small magnets.  Red and blue sequins finish it off.  Hope you like it.

There's still time to join in this week's challenge here at DRS Designs. It's a color challenge. Here are the colors you get to choose. We'd love to have you play along. You can see details here.


 

Thanks for stopping by today,

Shelia
 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Color Challenge

This week's challenge at DRS Designs is a color challenge.


 

And here's the card I created using some of these colors.


The card base is white with a layer of gray and then a light pink panel that was die cut with a Spellbinders border die. The sentiment and dandelion were stamped with Stazon Dove Grey ink after stamping the lines o plenty background in VersaColor Petal Pink ink. The gray bow was created by punching several bows with a MS punch, gluing them together for dimension. A little pink half pearl was added to the center of the bow.


Thanks for stopping by today,

Shelia
 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Happy Birthday

My youngest grandson turned 2 over the weekend and he loves pigs, so DRS Designs' new Birthday Party Pig was the perfect image for his card. I got the idea for this card design from the Spring 2015 Just Cards Magazine (page 18).


I started by stamping the Birthday Party Pig on white CS with Memento black ink, colored him with Copics and then fussy cut his body and the balloon. Next I stamped him again on the white card base and fussy cut around him, leaving a small border around the image and across the top of the card. I added some plain Bashful Blue CS to the inside of the card and a piece of the same CS that was stamped with the chevron background stamp in Ballet Blue ink to the front bottom. I punched a cupcake border with some darker blue paper and added it to the back of the front panel. Next I added the pig's body and balloon to the card with some glue and pop dots. The number 2 was created using my Cricut machine.


Part of the Multi Birthday Greeting was stamped with Ballet Blue ink on white CS, die cut and layered on the Bashful blue CS, then on the darker blue CS and placed on the top half of the inside of the card.  In the lower corner I added two candles from the birthday candle burst that were stamped, colored and fussy cut.

There is room on the inside to write a message and it won't show when the card is closed. I had fun creating this and will definitely try it again with other images.

Be sure to check out this week's challenge at DRS Designs. We'd love to have you join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by.
shelia

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Birthday Blues



The Challenge this week at DRS Designs is Birthday Blues: you have to create a birthday card with blue on it somewhere. It doesn't have to be all blue. I thought this would be a good time to try the Bokeh technique. It was really fairly simple, though it take me a few tries to get it right. I started with a piece of white CS and used a couple of sponge daubers to add the circles of blues. The inks are Colorbox Sky Blue, SU Night of Navy and Ballet Blue. Once the inks dried, I stamped the Birthday greeting in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with black EP. Some blue sequins complete the look. Fairly simple and easy to do. Just make sure the inks are totally dry before you do the embossing. I didn't wait long enough for it to dry the first time, so I ended up with black embossing powder all over the card. Not a pretty look!!

We'd love to have you join in the challenge this week. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia