Monday, April 16, 2018

more birthdays


Hi Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I have a couple of birthday cards to share with you today. The first one was super easy to create. I die cut the butterflies from a rainbow of pastels and arranged them on some cream CS that was embossed with a CB birthday EF. The tiny birthday greeting was stamped onto the same cream CS, die cut and layered onto a die cut circle. Everything was attached to a cream card base.

My second card uses this week's sketch for the weekly Splitcoast Stamper Sketch challenge and some new flower dies from Spellbinders.


I started by die cutting the flowers from dark and light purple CS as well as the flower stems and leaves from green CS. the Happy, happy, happy day greeting was stamped onto white CS, die cut and layered onto a dark purple panel. The light panel was embossed with the same CB birthday EF. I really like this sketch and how this card came together. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, April 9, 2018

Birthday Greetings


Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend and had some time to get creative. I have several birthdays coming up this month and next, so I've been working on Birthday cards. I was in Virginia last week and my daughter took me to an AC Moore store where I found the dies to create this tiered cake. I thought it would make a fun birthday cake, so...

I started with some water color paper and stamped the Script Font background image with versamark ink, heat embossed it with white EP and then sponged on some TH Distress Oxide inks. While that dried I die cut the cake layers and tray. I used some of the same distress inks to color the frosting and candle. The small Birthday greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink, die cut and layered a silve panel to match the cake tray. Some lacy ribbon and silver bling complete the look.

This was a fun card to create. I will need a wedding card next month and I think I'll use this cake die for that. I wonder if I can find an itty bitty bride and groom to go on top?!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, April 2, 2018

A Golden Welcome


Hi Everyone. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. I was thrilled to be able to spend Easter with my kids and family in Virginia. I had a marvelous time with them and today, I'm back on the road headed home to OH.

My card today features the new Welcome oval. If you follow DRS Designs' blog, then I'm sure you will recognize this image, though you may not have seen the word welcome on it. Most of us have covered it up and used the beautiful image on Easter cards. But today I thought I'd share it as it is. 

To begin I used water color paper and sponged on some TH Distress Oxide inks and then flicked on some metallic gold water color paint. While that dried I stamped the beautiful welcome oval with Gold ink and heat embossed it with Gold EP. It was die cut and layered onto a scalloped oval die cut from metallic gold CS. Everything is layered onto the same metallic gold CS and then onto the white card base. I really like the way this turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, March 26, 2018

Easter Greetings


With Easter fast approaching, I thought I'd share a couple more cards for the occasion. My first card features the new Deco Easter Greeting which was stamped with Versafine Black ink onto the peachy pink CS that was then embossed with a small flower EF. The window arch was die cut from White CS and layered on top of some water color paper that was colored with several Distress Oxide inks. Everything was layered onto a white card base and some clear Nuvo drops were added around the greeting.


To create this card I started with water color paper and sponged on the sun's rays with TH Distress Oxide inks using a TH stencil. Once it dried I glued it onto the purple panel and added the small cross that was stamped, colored and fussy cut. The new Decorated with Love Easter greeting was stamped with Versafine Black ink onto the gold CS and layered under the sun's rays. Some dots were added with clear Nuvo drops to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a blessed Easter this weekend!

blessings,
shelia


Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Easter


I don't know about you, but Easter is definitely sneaking up on me this year. I've been trying to get all of my Easter cards created before I leave for Virginia at the end of this week. I think I'm struggling with creating Easter cards because it is still so cold here in NW Ohio. Definitely ready for Spring!!

My first card today features the new Deco Easter Greeting and the 3 wooden crosses image, which is one of my favorite Easter images. I stamped it onto watercolor paper with Versafine Black ink, heat embossed it with clear EP and then used some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to water color the crosses, sky and grassy area, It's layered onto brown CS and attached to a cream panel. The greeting was stamped with the same Black ink. It's a simple card that celebrates the true reason for the holiday.


My second card is also a simple card, but a little more time consuming since I had to piece the sun rays back into the frame. I started by die cutting the sun rays with both yellow and cream CS. I glued the cream frame onto the yellow frame before attaching it to the cream card base. Next I glued the yellow rays back into place. I didn't use the cream rays, so it has a little bit of dimension. The new Easter Blessings was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with some Copics, die cut and attached with foam adhesive for even more dimension.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are further along with your Easter cards, than I am!!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, March 12, 2018

Holiday Cards



With St. Patrick's Day this weekend, I thought I'd first share a card for the occasion. I saw a video on You Tube and thought it might work with the new Shamrock Scroll image. I can't find the video or recall who posted it or what it was called. Sorry. I really would like to give credit to the creator.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the scroll image all over with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with detailed gold EP. Once it cooled, I sponged on a couple of shades of green Distress Oxide inks. Using a watercolor brush I removed the ink from the shamrocks with a little water. The embossing helps hold the water in place. The more water you add, the more color is removed. Some places look really white and others still have a greenish tint. I like the look of this technique.

The tiny St. Patrick's day greeting was stamped and embossed with the same gold EP, then die cut with a small circle die. The lucky coin image was also stamped and embossed with gold EP, die cut and layered onto a gold scalloped circle. I don't know why it looks bent in the photo. In real life it isn't bent at all. I cannot figure out why it always photographs looking bent!?! Oh well. I popped it up with some foam adhesive. The watercolor panel is layered onto the same gold CS and then attached to the white card base.

My next card is for Easter, which will be here before you know it!! It features the new Deco Easter Greeting as well as an older Easter Egg image.


I started with some water color paper and stamped the three Easter Eggs with VersaMark ink onto one panel and sponged some TH Distress Oxide inks onto the other panel. While the second panel dried, I used some TH Distress Oxide inks to paint the Easter eggs, after heat embossing them with white EP. Then while they dried, I die cut the hills with a Fawn Lawn die and the white fence with a Memory Box die. The grass was punched with a Fiskars border punch. The hills were glued onto the watercolor panel, the fence glued in front of the hills and the grassy panels were added with some foam adhesive. The new Deco Easter Greetings was stamped with VersMark ink and heat embossed with white EP. After fussy cutting the eggs, they were attached to the card with some foam adhesive. Everything was then added to the white card base. 

Hope you had a great weekend and found some time to get creative. Be sure to check out the on line store to see the new Deco Easter Greetings image as well as the other new Easter images. Thanks for stopping by today.

Blessings,
shelia

Monday, March 5, 2018

Easter Already?

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend! Well Easter will soon be here! I don't know about you, but I'm no where near finished with Easter cards. I think I'd better get going on them. Feels like we just finished Valentines!

I have made one Easter card so far, so I thought I'd share it with you today. I actually created it a couple of weeks ago using a sketch design from Splitcoast Stampers. I never uploaded it to SCS though. I'm a good one for that. I create cards for challenges, but never get around to uploading them to the challenge site. I think my life might be just a bit too busy right now. Anyway, it's a great sketch.  Here's my card.


I started with some water color paper and sponged on the sun's rays using distress oxide inks and a Tim Holtz stencil. While that dried, I stamped the He has Risen greeting onto yellow CS with Archival Black ink. The small cross image was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The yellow and the purple panels were embossed with a Darice wood grain folder. Purple ribbon was added between the two panels and the small cross was attached with foam adhesive for some dimension.

If you need some inspiration for Easter ideas or you're looking for some beautiful new Easter images, be sure to check out the DRS Designs on line store, here.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia