Thursday, July 24, 2014

DRS Designs' and Merry Monday Challenge

It's time for another Thursday challenge here at DRS Designs. This week we are to use inches on our card. The new Christmas Village stamps are perfect for this challenge.


The card base is white with a layer of Bashful Blue CS. On top of that is the navy CS that has tiny punched snowflakes glued on and then embossed with the CB Swiss Dots folder. Some sheer blue ribbon and bow were added before attaching this layer to the card base. The Christmas Village House 1 was stamped twice on white CS, colored with Copics, punched and layered on the same navy and bashful blue CS. Some stickles were added to the rooftops and snow lines. The sentiment was stamped with black ink on white and layered on the bashful blue. Hope you like it.

We'd love to have you join in the challenge this week. You can see details here. You could be the winner of some fabulous new stamps!!

My next card is for this week's Merry Monday Challenge to use ribbon and buttons on your card. I purchased this ribbon at JoAnn's a couple of years ago along with the Gingerbread buttons. I think they go together nicely.


I started by stamping the Gingerbread Boy with Memento Black ink on cream CS, coloring him with Copics and then fussy cutting him. The rest of the card was pretty simple. I embossed the cream layer with the CB snowflake folder, added it to a chocolate chip layer, attached the ribbons to it and then attached it to the card base. The colored Gingerbread Boy was added with pop dots. The die cut green arrow as added and then the little button. The Merry Monday Challenge is a great way to get a head start on those Christmas cards and avoid the rush closer to the Christmas season!

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TMS challenge

This week DRS Designs' is sponsoring the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I thought I'd create a card using their cute sketch design.

Here's the sketch:




And here's the card I made:



I started with a 3.25 square piece of white CS, punched all around it with my MS Snowflake Punch around the page punch, then stamped and colored the Christmas Village Church. Some Crystal Stickles were added to the snow on and around the church. The card base is SU Bashful Blue with a layer of white that was embossed with a Darice Snow Swirl folder after stamping part of the Blessed Christmas Greeting in Memento Black ink. Some bashful blue snowflakes and rhinestones finish it off. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. You could be the winner of some great DRS Designs stamps.

Until next time,
shelia

Christmas in July

Hi Everyone. Today I have another Christmas in July card to share with you that features the Village bridge and pond image. These new Village stamps are so fun to play with!


I started by stamping the image with Memento Black ink on white CS, coloring it with Copics and making the pond freeze by using some Glossy Accents. Once that dried I added some stickles around the snow banks. The two little guys skating across the pond were stamped, colored, fussy cut and added with glue dots. The card base was created with Recollections Jewel CS in Green. I added a layer of white that was embossed with a Darice snow swirls folder. I used the largest SB die to create the green ornament. The sentiment was stamped with Stazon Black ink onto the vellum. The ends were cut and some snowflake buttons were added to hide the glue dots that hold it onto the card front.

Be sure to check out this week's color challenge and the new Christmas Village Stamps at DRS Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time,
shelia

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Challenges



I created this card for DRS Designs' Color Challenge and Merry Monday's Sequin Challenge. The card base is Bravo Burgundy with a layer of silver/gray CS. The sentiment and poinsettia were stamped in Memento Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics and layered on the gray CS after punching the edge and adding the glittery ribbon. I highlighted some of the image with a Sukura Gelly Roll pen. Some silver sequins were randomly added to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, July 14, 2014

Snow Globe

Happy Monday everyone! I'm sure you have noticed all the new Christmas stamps here at DRS Designs. There's everything you need to create an adorable Christmas village. I'm having so much fun playing with these new stamps! I have always loved snow globes. As I kid I can remember shaking them to see the snow fall and then repeating it over and over. When I saw these new stamps I knew I had to create a snow globe card!


I started by stamping the snow globe image in Memento Black on white CS, then I stamped the snow lines in the same black. I masked these snow lines and sponged Not Quite Navy ink in for the sky. A Recollections white opague pen was used to create the snow in the sky. The trees and little house were stamped on white CS, colored with Copics, fussy cut and attached to the image with glue dots. I use a blue Copic to outline the snow. After fussing cutting the globe, a green ribbon was added. The Merry Christmas greeting was stamped in black ink on the white panel before embossing it with a Darice snow swirls folder. I matted it on black CS before attaching it to the white card base. This was such a fun card to create. Hope you like it!

This week's challenge is the Big Chill! So this card fits right in. You can see details here. Hope you can play along. We'd love to heat up the blog with some cool wintry creations!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Until next time,
shelia

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Big Chill Challenge at DRS Designs

This week the challenge at DRS Designs is the Big Chill. They have just released (or soon will be releasing) a set of little Christmas village stamps. They are adorable and so much fun to work with. Here's the card I created for this week's challenge.



I used the new Village Pond and Bridge stamp(105H) and the new 4 in 1 stamp(119D) for this card. I started by stamping the main image and coloring it with Copics. Some Bashful Blue ink was sponged on for the sky after stamping the falling snow part of the 4 in 1 stamp on with VersaMark ink and heat embossing it with clear EP. I stamped the little boy and snowman(119D) into the scene and colored them with Copics too. Next I added Glossy Effects to the pond to give it the look of being frozen. Once it dried, I added the trees(119D) in front. They were stamped on separate paper, colored and fussy cut. The Let it snow greeting was stamped with Color Box white ink and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder. The background was created by stamping the White Christmas Text Background stamp in Night of Navy ink. Some velvet ribbon and snowflakes with half pearls complete the look.

We'd love to have you come join in the fun. It will give you a head start on those Christmas cards too! You can see details here.

blessings,
shelia

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

As you serve...

Today's sketch challenge at Split Coast Stampers is a clean and simple design that I thought would be perfect for a card to send to my son in law who is currently deployed with the Navy. I liked the simple design and kept it that way for mailing.



The card base is white CS with three strips of red, white and blue DP from my stash. The Bible Verse from ODBD Scripture Bookmark set was stamped with black ink onto white CS, cut into a rectangle, sponged with real red ink and then layered on blue CS. The red panel was punched with a star border before attaching the sentiment.

I am also entering this into ODBD Shining Light Challenge to create a red, white and blue card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia