Monday, August 24, 2015

The Heart of Christmas

Happy Monday! I thought I'd share another Christmas card this week. Pretty soon it will be time to start on Halloween and Thanksgiving cards.
 
 
I started by stamping the Baby Jesus Heart (494G) on white CS, colored it with Copics and then fussy cut. The Find Peace, Hope, Love Christmas Greeting was stamped on white CS, die cut with Nesties. Some blue and white lace was added before attaching this panel to the blue die cut piece. Everything was  attached to the white card base. Pop dots hold the Baby Jesus Heart in place and a silver heart button was added to the corner to help balance things out.
 
Be sure to check out this week's challenge here at DRS Designs. You could be the winner of some fabulous stamps!
 
Thanks for stopping by today,
 
shelia

Monday, August 17, 2015

The North Pole



In keeping with the Christmas in August theme, here's another Christmas card. I wanted to create a North Pole scene so that the new North Pole stamp could be featured. So I started by stamping the Add a fence stamp twice in Memento Black ink. Next I stamped the feeding reindeer, masking as I went to give some depth. Once they were colored with Copics, I masked them again and stamped the snow lines. Some Stickles were added to the snow lines and bags of feed for sparkle. The North Pole was stamped twice, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I used the bottom of the pole from one image and added the other image on top to make the pole taller. Nesties were used to cut the panels and the red frame. Before attaching everything to the white card base, some baker's twine was added.

Thanks for stopping by today.

shelia

Monday, August 10, 2015

Christmas

Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make and DRS Designs has some new Christmas images which makes it even more enjoyable! My card today features two new stamps: Jesus is the Heart of Christmas greeting (496F) and Baby Jesus Heart (494G).


I started by stamping the Baby Jesus Heart with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored it with Copics and fussy cut it. I added some shimmer with a Sakura Star Dust pen. The sentiment was stamped with black ink on white CS and cut with a heart die. The Silent Night music was stamped on navy CS with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP. I cut it into three panels and attached them to the white layer that was embossed with a snowflake folder and spritzed with some shimmer mist. After adding the hearts, some ribbon and a silver heart button were added to complete the look.

Be sure to check out the new images here.

Thanks for stopping by,

shelia

Monday, August 3, 2015

Silent Night

Happy 1st Monday of August. I cannot believe how quickly the summer has flown by! Pretty soon school will start back up, fall will be here and then Christmas. Which means it's time to get started on those Christmas cards and avoid the rush and stress of last minute creating! With that in mind...


This was really a rather quick and simple card to create. I started by making a mask for the ground area and then sponged on three shades of blue ink to create the night sky. Once the inks dried, I stamped the Silent Night greeting in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with detailed white EP. The small Nativity Scene was stamped with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics and die cut with nesties. I layered it and the main panel on green CS, added the sheer navy ribbon and attached everything to the white card base. I hope this and the other Christmas cards you've seen here on the blog is inspiring you to start creating those Christmas cards!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge to "Cause a Scene." We'd love to have you play along.

Thanks for stopping by today.

shelia

Friday, July 31, 2015

Challenges

The challenge this week at DRS Designs is "Cause a scene." You just need to create a scene on your card. I really like scenes on cards. They are fun to create and can be challenging too. Here's the card I created.



I started with the white CS panel, stamped on the branches, then the bird house and chair, then masked the chair and added the easy grass background. Once everything as colored with Copics, I masked the chair again and sponged on Old Olive for the yard and some Bashful blue for the sky. The sentiment is part of the Sitting Here greeting. After stamping and die cutting it, I cut the edge on a diagonal and sponged on some bashful blue for dimension. I used some nestie dies for the layers and attached everything to a white card base.

We'd love to have you join in the fun this week. Details can be found here.

I also have a card I created for this week's Anything Goes challenge at ODBD. It was a quick and easy card to create. The Spellbinder dies do all the work and create such an elegant card.


The Bible verse was stamped in VersaFine black ink on cream CS, die cut and layered on the pink die cut panel which was layered on the cream die cut. I did create my own dp by stamping DRS Designs Interlocking Hearts in VersaMark ink on the large pink pink panel. I like the fact that this is elegant and rather flat - good for mailing to a friend who needs some encouragement. You can see details for this challenge here.

Thanks for stopping by today.

shelia

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thinking of you


Hi Everyone! Hope you have had a good weekend. Recently we have been having beautiful weather here in NW Ohio, sunny and warm but not too hot. And I guess this weather inspired my card today. It is perfect for sitting outside.

I started with white CS, stamped the easy grass background in Old Olive and sponged on some more old olive ink. The greeting was stamped in black ink before masking a couple of clouds and sponging the sky with Bashful Blue ink. Next I used some nestie border dies to cut the edge of the panel as well as a piece of Kraft and black CS. All the panels are attached to the kraft card base. Last I die cut the garden bench with a nestie die and glued it on.

In keeping with this week's challenge "A Stitch in Time" at DRS Designs, I used two dies that have some stitching along the edges. I really like the look! You can check out this week's challenge here. We'd love to have you play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by today,
shelia

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Challenges

Today I have two cards to share with you, both from Challenges. This first one is for the sketch challenge at Split Coast Stampers. It's their 550th challenge, so we were to go back and find a sketch from 500 - 549 to use. I chose SC509 and here's my lego card.



I saw a card like this on Pinterest. The link sent me to another site, but I couldn't get it to upload correctly, so I just did what I could from the pic. It's really pretty simple. The two layers were embossed with a dots folder and the sentiment was stamped above them in black ink. The lego blocks were sponged with matching inks before adding the punched circles with pop dots. Once the circles were in place I used a white gel pen to add the shading marks. My grandson's birthday is coming up so this is for him.

My second card is for this week's Shining Light challenge at Our Daily Bread. It's an inspiration challenge. Here's the photo for inspiration.

 
And here's my card.
 


I used various dies to form the layers, swirls and flowers on this. The sentiment is from ODBD's Banner Sentiments. After stamping the sentiment, I stamped the matching banner and then used the matching die to cut it out - easy peasy! I'm not convinced about this color combo. It looked much better in my head.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia