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!!


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.


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.


Monday, February 26, 2018

Extra Tweet

Happy Monday everyone. Can you believe it's the last Monday of February?! Time seems to be flying by faster than usual! Or is that just me?

I have two very similar cards to share with you today. They both feature the new Extra Tweet Birthday greeting. Each card features one of the new sweet little bird images too. I heard birds singing for the first time this past week when I was walking the dog. It was such a pleasant sound. Spring must be getting close, right? I hope so.

Both cards have blue panels with a white panel embossed with the CB Birthday folder. The greetings were stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and die cut with a SB label die. The images were stamped with Archival Black ink onto to white CS, colored with colored pencils and some gamsol, die cut and layered onto the same blue CS. I used black Nuvo drops for the birds' eyes and the second card has some clear Wink of Stella added to the snowy portions. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to stop by the store and check out all the new images. I think you're going to love them.


Saturday, February 10, 2018


I recently discovered a new challenge, well, new to me. It's the Cas(e) this Sketch Challenge. You have a sketch to use and your card is to be a CAS design. I like CAS cards and really like this week's sketch.  Here it is:

And here's my card:

I went with a truly CAS design. I stamped the Silhouette field of Shamrocks onto the center of my white card base using Memento Bamboo ink. The Happy St. Patrick's Day greeting was stamped onto white CS with Versafine Onyx ink, die cut with a SB label die and attached to the card base with foam adhesive.  Pretty quick and easy. I do like the look of this.

Thank you for the fun sketch challenge and for stopping by. I think I'll be trying out this challenge fairly regularly!


Monday, February 5, 2018

love bug hug

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Unfortunately I managed to come down with the flu. Not the best way to spend the weekend. I am feeling better today and hope to back to normal tomorrow.

My Valentine card today goes along with the Love Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations which DRS Designs is proudly sponsoring these next two weeks. My card was quick and easy to create, which was good considering I wasn't feeling too well this weekend. Here's the inspiration photo:

I started by stamping the Love Bug Hugs greeting with Versafine Onyx ink onto red CS, embossing two rows of hearts with a SU folder and then attaching it to the white card base. The Love Bug was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and die cut with a heart die from Spellbinders. I used a larger heart die from the same set to cut out the black heart. The heart piece was added to the card front with a plastic spiral to give some dimension and bounce to it. I cannot remember what those little things are called. 

Hope you can find some time to join in the challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. We'd love to see what you create, plus you could be the winner of a discount coupon to DRS Designs online store.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

TMS Challenge

There's a great sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week. Well actually, there's always a great sketch at TMS. I guess I just really like this one. What do you think?

Isn't it a fun sketch?

Here's the card I created.

I've had this heart DP in my stash for years. I'm not really sure where it is from. I started with the white card base, added the dp with a layer of red CS and then the white panel at an angle with a layer of red CS as well. The leafy or vine heart was die cut using last month's small die of the month from Spellbinders. The greeting was stamped inside the heart with Versafine Onyx black ink. I added some Nuvo Clear Drops on the white panel around the heart.

I made this card for my parents, whose anniversary is Valentine's Day.

Thanks for stopping by today.