Monday, December 5, 2016

All is Calm

Hi Everyone, I have two fairly easy and quick cards to share with you today. Things are getting rather busy around here, so I'm finding quick and easy is best. :-)

My first card features our winged angel, and the Silent Night greeting as well as the new all is Calm greeting. I really like that the fonts match on these greetings so you can use them together. I stamped everything with VersaMark ink onto navy CS and heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then layered it onto gold shimmer CS. Some gold twine was added before attaching everything to the navy card base.



My second card using the same sentiments, but this time they are paired with the large filigree star image using silver embossing powder and some silver CS that is almost mirror like. I apologize for the picture. I could not get a very clear one.



These would be good cards to mass produce, which I might be needing to do. We'll see.  Hope you are further ahead with your Christmas cards than I am. Be sure to check out DRS Designs' online store for all the latest holiday images.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, November 28, 2016

Season of Wonder


Hi Everyone. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I sure did! I have so much to be thankful for!! It really is good to stop and count your blessings every so often.

My card today features our new Christmas Light String. I used my MISTI to stamp the string of lights over and over. The MISTI keeps everything lined up beautifully. Once the lights were colored with Copics, I added some Glossy Accents to each little light. While they were drying, I stamped the Merry and Bright Greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and added just one little light to each side of the greeting. Some glossy accents were added to these lights. Everything is layered onto blue CS and then onto the white card base.

Be sure to check out DRS Designs online store to see all the new Christmas images!

Thanks for stopping by,

shelia

Monday, November 21, 2016

from my rooftop to yours!


Hi Everyone,

My card today features two new stamps that I know you are going to love. I started with a piece of white CS that was embossed with a Sizzix falling snow folder. I don't have this folder yet, but a friend embossed a few pieces for me. I love the look of this embossing folder. Anyway, at the bottom of the embossed panel, I stamped the rooftop image (1042H) with Memento Black ink, colored it with Copics and added some clear Wink of Stella to the snowy rooftops. The new greeting (1045E)was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink onto white CS, die cut and layered onto a blue panel after using a MS snowflake border punch. Some of the punched snowflakes were added to the sentiment panel along with half pearls. This was a really quick and easy card to put together. I think these rooftops are going to be a favorite of mine.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge

Here's a card I created for this week's challenge at TMS. Here's the awesome sketch:


And here's my card:


I started by stamping the pinecone with Memento Black ink onto white CS, coloring it with Copics, adding some clear Wink of Stella, then die cutting and layering it onto burgundy and kraft CS. The large kraft panel was embossed with a CB EF, layered onto the same burgundy CS and attached to the white card base. The Christmas greeting was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, die cut and sponged with Cranberry Crisp ink. It's attached with foam adhesive for some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, November 14, 2016

count your blessings


Hi Everyone,

My card today features the new cornucopia image. It was stamped with Memento Black Ink onto White CS, colored with Copics and die cut with an oval nestie and layered on orange CS. I also used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add some shimmer and shine to the grapes. The background was created using the Woven Plaid background stamp which I cut apart to use the pieces separately. You get more options this way. The medium stripe was stamped with SU More Mustard ink and the smallest stripe was stamped with SU Pumpkin Pie ink. The Blessings greeting was also stamped with the Pumpkin Pie ink, die cut and layered on the same orange CS that was punched with a border punch.

This week's challenge is the last one for DRS Designs. So if you want to play along, you only have a few more days. The theme is Nature's Bounty.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, November 7, 2016

Fall Birthday

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a shaker card that goes with our latest challenge: Trash to Treasure. I used some old acetate for my window and scraps of paper that I'd normally throw away to punch out the leaves inside the shaker.


I started by die cutting the leaf from the center of the green CS, then embossed it with the CB Happy Birthday folder.Next I cut out a piece of the acetate and glue it onto the back and set it aside to dry. I cut two pieces of fun foam into rectangles just a bit smaller than the green piece, then used a square nestie to die cut the centers out. I glued these two pieces together and then glued them onto the card base. While this was drying, I embossed the Happy Birthday greeting onto vellum and then attached it to the green panel. It's longer than the panel, so I just folded the edges underneath and taped them down. I punched several small leaves out and then added some red, orange and green sequins to the mix. Some of the sequins and leaves were glued down so even when the card is held upright you can still see some of the shaker pieces.



The birthday wishes greeting was stamped on the inside with Versafine Black Onyx ink and the open leaf was stamped using Hero Arts Ombre ink.

Hope you can find some time to play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Trash to Treasure

It's Thursday and that means a new challenge at DRS Designs. This one is:  Trash to Treasure!  I bet you can guess what this means. That's right, you need to use something on your card that you'd normally throw away. Here's what I created for this challenge.



I have been wanting to make some shaker ornaments for Christmas and decided this was the perfect opportunity. The "trash" I used was some acetate and silver twine from a package I've been holding onto. To create the shaker ornament I die cut the star out of white CS with a Darice die. The large filigree star was stamped onto the CS with silver ink and embossed with silver EP. Next I die cut several star frames using two stars dies that I taped together to insure that I'd get the same size and shape each time. Lastly I die cut a silver star and frame using glitter CS. The glitter star was glued onto the back of the ornament to give it a more finished look. All of the die cut star frames were glued together with mono adhesive. I tried to die cut the star from the acetate, but it just wouldn't cut, so I cut it by hand using the embossed image all that attempted cutting left behind. Before gluing the acetate and glitter frame onto the star some tiny star sequins were added. The silver twine was glued in between layers too.

This was pretty easy to create and I like the look. It really sparkles in real life and I think it'll look pretty on the tree.  Hope you can join in this week's challenge. You could be the winner of an awesome prize.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia