Monday, August 22, 2016

Remember the Ghoul times!

DRS Designs is about to release some new Halloween stamps and this week you will see some sneak peeks of this scary and not so scary images. I used the new "Remember the Ghoul Times" greeting (969D) on my black and white Halloween card.

I stamped each of the images with Brilliance Moonlight White ink onto black CS, using my MISTI to create a clear crisp image. I didn't have to mask anything, it all fit just right in the spaces. Here are the images from DRS Designs that I used:

Remember the Ghoul Times (969D)
Spooky Old Tree (070L)
Winter Trees (680L)
Accent Bats (517A)
Ghouls (268D)

Some milky rhinestones were added to the lower left corner and the top corners were rounded with a corner punch.

I stamped the accent bats and ghouls with Versafine Black Onyx ink on the inside just for fun.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check the on line store for these soon to be released images,

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Shake It Up Challenge!

This week's challenge at DRS Designs is "Shake It Up." That's right, you are to create a shaker card. Shaker cards are so much fun and I haven't made one in years. This was a fun challenge to play along with. I created this pumpkin shaker for my 1 year old grandson.

I used Nestie Oval dies to create the pumpkin and shaker part of the card. The vertical Happy Halloween was stamped in two parts on the inside before putting the sequins (orange and black) into place. I hand cut the pumpkin stem. A punch was used to create the grass. Some enamel leaves and striped ribbon complete the look.

Hope you can join in the fun this week. Would love to see what shakers you can create.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Wags the Dog

I have a quick and easy card to share with you today featuring Wags, the Dog. He's one of my favorite dog images from DRS Designs. You can color him so many different ways. He's fun to work with.

I began by stamping Wags with Memento Black ink on heavy white CS, colored him with Copics, sponged some TH Distress ink along the edges and layered it onto kraft CS. I used the Copic Colorless Blender Pen to remove some of the color with dots on his back and head.

Next the background was created by stamping the dog paw and bone with TH Brushed Corduroy ink onto white CS. This is layered onto the Kraft card base.. The new Congrats greeting was stamped with the same distress ink, die cut and layered on another die cut at an angle. I added the embossed kraft panel before attaching Wags. A puppy paw button completes the look.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

It's your birthday!

I seem to be in birthday card mode - only creating birthday cards. But I guess that's normal for this time of the year. My immediate and extended family seem to mostly have birthdays in June, July and August. Can you believe it is August already?!!

My card today also goes along with DRS Designs' recent challenge: Naked Stamping - no coloring. I created the background paper and then stamped the silhouette image in black over top.

I created the background paper by dropping some alcohol ink into water and then laying the CS on top. You end up with some usual designs. I really like the look. I stamped the cowboy image with Versafine Black Onyx ink using the Misti to get a nice crisp image. This is layered onto black CS and then attached to yellow CS. The greeting was also stamped in black on the same background paper, layered on black CS. Before attaching it to the yellow panel I added some black brads.

This is an easel card and the rest of the greeting is stamped on the inside on the same homemade background paper, layered on black CS and attached to the yellow CS with foam dots for some dimension to hold the card open. Here's a look a the inside.

If you have time, we'd love to have you join in this week's Naked Stamping. You can see details here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Happy Birthday

I created this card for my grandson's birthday. It's a trifold card. I started with the dark blue CS and used the SB Contemporary Strip die to cut the front panel. The Snorkel frog image was stamped with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics, fussy cut and attached to the blue panel with some glue. My grandson enjoys swimming so I think he'll get a kick out of this frog image. Here's a look at the front panel opened a bit.

The next fold is light blue CS with the Junpin' at the Chance greeting stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink.

The inside is white CS with the Happy Birthday greeting from the Birthday Multi Greeting stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink.

I thought about adding something inside with the greeting, but wanted to keep it more simple and on the masculine side, since it's for my grandson.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Color Challenge

DRS Designs is sponsoring a color challenge this week. The colors are beautiful and just shout water, boating, swimming, summertime to me. So here's my card.

I started by stamping the sailboat with Memento black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics, die cut and layered onto green CS. Nest I punch a couple of strips of blue CS with a wave broader punch, stamped the Happy Birthday onto one strip and glued to the two together for a bit of dimension. The light blue panel was dry embossed with a SB waves folder, attached to a darker blue panel and then everyone is added to the green card base. This was an easy and fun card to create. I'm pretty sure this will be my brother in law's birthday card. He loves sailing!

Hope you can join in the fun!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Christmas in July

Send a Smile for Kids is such a worthy cause and I do try to play along every so often. I think it's a challenge I really need to do more often. When I saw their challenge right now is Christmas in July, I had to play along. I enjoy creating Christmas cards the most of any card.

I started with a white card base, added a layer of red CS and then the holy print dp. I've had this dp for years. It's from a DCWV Christmas pack. Next I stamped the reindeer and North Pole sign onto the white CS with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and die cut. It's also layered on the same red CS. For the square behind the reindeer square I used more DCWV DP and layered it on green CS. The Merry Christmas is part of a longer greeting. I just cut it apart so I can easily use just this line of the greeting. I can put it back together whenever I want the entire greeting. That's one think I love about stamps not being mounted on the wood blocks. Anyway, Merry Christmas was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detail white EP. I added a couple of button snowflakes. Lastly I added gold stickles to the reindeer's magic grain and some white stickles to the snow on top of the sign and on the ground beneath. I think a child would like this Christmas card.

This was created using this week's sketch design at Split Coast Stampers. Isn't it a great sketch?

You still have several days to join in this worthy challenge to bring a smile to a child who's sick and in the hospital!

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