Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pet Store Challenge

This week's challenge at DRS Designs is the Pet Store. You have to use a pet on your card. We have a pit bull/boxer mix puppy so whenever I hear pet, I always think dog. So here's my doggie card for the challenge.


I actually started this card for a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers to use a mirror image. I didn't have time to play in that challenge, but I've always wanted to do the mirror image, so I tried it for this challenge. I started by stamping the puppy in Memento Black ink on the right side of the white panel, Next I stamped the same image on the smooth back side of a clear stamp and then stamped the puppy on the left side. After coloring them with Copics, I die cut them and arranged them on the embossed brown card base and added the green frame made with label dies. The greeting was stamped and cut into banners. A paw button and baker twine bows finish it off. Hope you like it.

Be sure to check out the challenge here. We'd love to have you play along!

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Cards

Hi Everyone. Today I have two Easter cards to share with you. This first one is a rather silly card. When I first received the new bunny ears stamp I immediately thought of all the different animal stamps I could use it with. But then I saw the Cadbury Easter Egg advertisement where all these different animals are trying out to be the Cadbury bunny and that gave me an idea...


I stamped the lion image first, colored him with Copics, die cut, layered it and then stamped the bunny ears, colored, fussy cut and added them to the lion. The Happy Easter is part of the new Favorite Peeps stamp and then I thought the wild thing would be a great addition. I think the rest of the card is pretty easy to follow. My son loves Cadbury eggs, so this will be his goofy Easter card this year. I think he'll like it, especially if it accompanies some Cadbury eggs!!

My next Easter card is more serious. I really like the 3 wooden crosses image and I've been making quite a few of my Easter cards with this particular image.


I die cut the oval from my brown card base and then embossed it with the wood folder. The crosses were stamped on white CS and colored with Copics. The Bible verse was stamped with Stazon Black ink on vellum and layered over top of the crosses and then attached it behind the opening. Some blue ribbon, punched flowers and green leaf sprays complete the look.

Have you checked out this week's challenge at DRS Designs? It's a color challenge and we'd love to have you play along. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Thursday, March 19, 2015

DRS Color Challenge

Today my card is for the weekly challenge at DRS Designs. It's a color challenge based on this photo.



And here's my card.


My pinks don't exactly match, but it's the closest I could get with my Copic markers. I really need to invest in some more pink markers. I started by stamping the Flower border down the side of the white panel. After coloring the flowers with Copics, I used a nestie die to cut out the design on the right side. Once that was done, it was mounted on a pink layer and then attached to the white card base. The birthday greeting is part of the Birthday Multi greeting and was stamped in black ink on white CS, die cut and layered on the same pink CS. I added some white half pearls to the sentiment and the flower centers to complete the look. I really like how this turned out.

Hope you can find some time to join this week's challenge. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, March 16, 2015

butterfly sympathy


Today I have a monochromatic sympathy card to share with you. I started with a piece of watercolor paper and used a blue gelato to add color to the paper. Once it dried I used a nestie to die cut it and layered it on a white panel and then on to the blue card base. The large silhouette butterfly was stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed with detail white embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and embossed it as well, then die it with a nestie label die. The little butterflies were left over from a border punch so I added them to the label along with a couple of tiny white half pearls. A white satin bow completes the look.

This week's challenge here at DRS Designs is to use flowers on your card. I think this is a very timely challenge, considering how ready most of us in the states are for spring!! You can see details here. We'd love to have you join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

shelia


Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Monday

Our weather is warming up and I'm so excited to see sunshine and even some spots of grass! It'll take a while for all the snow to disappear, but spring is definitely on its way! And that always makes me think Easter. Easter and Christmas are my favorite holidays and my favorite cards to create. So today I'm sharing an Easter card with you.


I started by cutting the tag with my Cricut machine. I really should use that machine more often!!  Once cut, I stamped the three crosses with Memento Black ink, colored with copics, masked the image and sponged in Bashful Blue ink for the sky. Some brown twine was added to the top of the tag. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black ink, die cut, layered on a green scalloped nestie, then later cut to fit on the card. The brown layer was embossed with a wood grain folder, which goes perfectly with the crosses. Next I die cut a green frame, punched the Bashful Blue flowers and put the card together. It doesn't look exactly like I envisioned, but I do like it.

Be sure to check out this week's challenge at DRS Designs to use buttons on your card. We'd love to have you play along.

Thanks for stopping by today,

shelia

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Challenges





This week's challenge at DRS Designs is Button It. You must use buttons (real or faux on your card). Here's my take on the challenge.


The peeps and just the Happy Easter part of the Favorite Peeps Sentiment (the rest of the sentiment is inside the card) were all stamped with Memento black ink on white CS, colored with Copics and then the edge die cut and the panel cut down to size. I used the same nestie die to cut the edge of the green CS and layered everything on a white card base. Last I added the three flower buttons with some yellow bakers twine tied on.

This challenge just started today, so you have plenty of time to join in the fun. We'd love to have you play along. You can see details here.


My second card if for the Cupcake Inspirations' 300th Challenge. I combined two of the challenges for this card - the color challenge and the confetti challenge. 


I immediately knew what I wanted to do when I saw the confetti challenge: embedded embossing with confetti falling and the confetti alert greeting. I've created a similar card before and really like the fun look. The only problem is the confetti is so tiny, you have to glue it down and then emboss. Just embossing doesn't hold the confetti in place. But I think it's worth the extra work.

Here are the inspiration photos from Cupcake Inspirations.

                                           
              
I really like this color combo. So I started by punching the circles and stars with a couple of border punches in the blue and green colors. I cut the white panel to the size I wanted, randomly glued the confetti where I wanted it go, then embossed it with a herringbone folder because it has a pretty tight pattern. This was layered on some matching blue CS, then bakers twine was added. The Confetti Alert image was stamped on white CS, colored with Copics, die, layered on the same blue CS and then added to the card with some thicker pop dots to cover up the knot of the bakers twine. I used yesterday's sketch challenge 350 at Splitcoast Stampers for my layout.

The challenge at Cupcake Inspirations last till March 14. You can see details here. There are lots of prizes to win, including a gift certificate from DRS Designs. Hope you can play along with this challenge too.

Thanks for stopping by.

shelia

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches

DRS Designs is once again the proud sponsor at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I really enjoy sketch challenges, so I had to play along. Here's the sketch for this week.


And here's the card I created.


I stamped the Easter Blessing sentiment first, die cut it and then die cut a mask of the same oval. I attached it to the white panel with removable tape and then stamped the medium daisy in Memento Black ink three times. After removing the mask, the daisies were colored with Copics. A yellow scallop oval was added to the sentiment along with three tiny pink pearls. A yellow bow and ribbon complete the look.

Be sure to check out the challenge. You could be the winner of some new stamps!

Thanks for stopping by,

shelia