Monday, February 8, 2016

Rainbow Gold


Hi Everyone. My card today features DRS Designs' new Rainbow Gold Greeting. As soon as I saw this greeting I knew I wanted a rainbow to go with. I decided to try and create one using a SU border die. I die cut the border in rainbow colors, then cut off the ends so only the curved part remained. After attaching the curves to some white CS, I cut away the excess white so only the rainbow remained. The blue panel was embossed with a CS swirl folder after stamping the greeting with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. The rainbow was attached with foam squares and then I added some sequins around the greeting to represent the gold. This was a fun card to create.

Have you checked out this week's challenge at DRS Designs: Lucky Charms? You still have time to join the fun. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Easter


We have had a fabulously warm weekend here in NW Ohio. We're talking just a sweatshirt or light jacket which is unheard of for January. This time last year we were buried in snow! All this warmth has me dreaming of spring and that led to this Easter card. I used the new Cute Bunny for this CAS card. After stamping and coloring the little bunny with Copics, I stamped the Happy Easter greeting with Versafine black onyx ink and then added the yellow layer. I wanted to add the ribbon with a button, but couldn't find a green button in my stash to match, so I created the button. I just punched 5 circles, added the button holes, glued them together, colored it with the same green Copic, added some Glossy Accents and waited for it to dry. This was the hardest part for me.

I really like CAS cards. Not just because they are easy to create, but I really like the open white space. I'm thinking I'll be making a few more of these for my grandkids for this Easter.

Have you checked out this week's challenge at DRS Designs: Sparkle and Shine? We'd love to have you play along. You can find details here.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge

This week DRS Designs is sponsoring the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. The challenge this week is Holiday. You must create a holiday card, any holiday. I chose Christmas.



First I stamped the Bells and Bows onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored it with Copics, then fussy cut the image. The Jingle all the Way greeting was stamped onto white CS with Versafine black Onyx ink, die cut and sponged with real red ink while still in the die. The white panel was embossed with a Darice snowflake folder and the green strip was embossed with a CB folder. Everything is attached to a green car base.

Hope you check out this challenge. You could be the winner of a $10.00 voucher to the DRS Designs store. We'd love to have you play along.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Challenges


I created this card with two challenges in mind:  Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge and DRS Designs Thursday Challenge 211 (Sparkle and Shine).

Here's the sketch for the TMS challenge.


I started with a red card base, added the black layer and then the white layer embossed with a Darice heart folder. The small red layer was embossed with a Paper studio love folder and the black strip was created by using a SB border die twice on a piece of black CS. The greeting was stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx ink on white CS, die cut and popped up with foam dots. Lastly the black bow was created by punching 4 bows, gluing them together and then adding the red heart rhinestone in the center.

Hope you can find time to join in these challenges. There are some great prizes available!

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, January 25, 2016

Warm Thoughts!


I thought I'd share a snowman card today in honor of all the snow that fell over the weekend. Here in northwest Ohio, nothing! After all the snow these last two years, I'm kind of glad. So for those of you who got tons of snow, I'm sending you some warm thoughts!!

First I stamped the Cowboy Snowman with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored him with
Copics, die cut with a nestie and then sponged in some blue for the sky while still in the die. The Warm Thoughts greeting was stamped, die cut and the same blue ink sponged all over to help it stand out more. Lastly I added some stickles to the snow lines. Pretty easy.

Hope you can find time to join in this week's challenge. It's a color challenge and the colors are perfect for those Valentine cards!


Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Thursday, January 21, 2016

DRS Designs Weekly Challenge

Hi Everyone,

This week the challenge at DRS Designs is a color challenge. There are beautiful shades of pink - perfect for Valentines Day. Here's the card I created for this challenge.



I started by stamping the Valentine tree with Memento Black ink on white CS, coloring the hearts with three shades of pink, die cut it, then added the pink die cut square. The sentiment is part of the 4 in 1 Hugs stamp. I used two parts of the greeting to create my sentiment. This was die cut and layered on the same pink CS. The white layer is embossed with a CB folder, layered on pink and attached to the card base after adding the pink velvet ribbon.

Hope you can find time to play along with us this week. You could be the winner of some fabulous new stamps. Check here for details.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hugs

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I managed to come down with bronchitis last week, so I haven't felt like doing much at all, but sleeping! I did get a couple of cards created including the one I'm sharing with you today.



I started with a 4 1/2 inch square piece of teal CS which was scored every 1 1/2 inch in both directions. Next the ornate corner image was stamped in each of the scored squares with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. After layering this panel onto black CS, the gingham ribbon and bow were added. The Hugs sentiment was stamped with Black Onyx ink on white CS, die cut and layered on teal and black CS and attached it to the square panel with foam dots. After adding the black half pearls, everything was placed on the 5 inch square card base.

Hope you have had a chance to check out this week's challenge here at DRS Designs. It all about hearts. You can see details here. We'd love to have you join the fun.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia