Monday, May 20, 2019

It's all in the Ocean!

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I did. DRS is about to release some fun new images and I got to play with them this weekend. And they are fun! You are going to like them!

My first card uses the two fish images from the new 4 in 1 Ocean stamp (953F). These 4 in 1 stamps are great since you get 4 images that can be used together to create backgrounds or separated and used individually like I did on this card.


To begin I used some Distress Oxide inks in a couple of shades of blue and sponged on the water for my scene. While that dried I stamped a few of the fish images onto white CS, colored them with Copics and fussy cut. After deciding where the fish were to be placed, I stamped part of the fish bubbles image and added clear Nuvo drops. The Aquarium die is from Hero Arts and I hadn't used it before even though I've had it for a couple of months now. So I die cut the aquarium from white CS, some plants from green CS and put the scene together. My family loves aquariums especially marine ones, so I can see lots of cards using this die and these little fish in my future!  Here's a look at the inside.



I stamped the greeting without the exclamation point onto white CS, then using a black pen I added an "s" and exclamation mark. After framing it with some blue CS, I added one of the smaller fish.

My second card also uses the 4 in 1 Ocean stamp, but this time I used all four images together and stamped the background using VersaMark ink on the teal panel. I covered most of the background up with the other elements, but if you look closely you can see the two fish and part of the lighthouse image.


I stamped the tiny sailboat from the 4 in 1 Ocean Stamp onto white CS, along with the sailboat and Summer Story Greeting. After coloring the images with Copics, they were die cut and glued onto the teal panel after adding the yellow frames made with the same dies. Everything was added to the yellow card base.

Be sure to check all the other new images from DRS Designs.  Thanks for stopping by.

blessings, 
shelia




Monday, May 13, 2019

Love and Anniversaries

Happy Monday Everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend celebrating Mother's Day with family and friends. 

Recently I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire using baby wipes and watercolors or re-inkers to create backgrounds. It looked interesting to me so I gave it a try. Some of the backgrounds weren't all that impressive, but some of them I really liked. Here are a couple of cards I created using one of the backgrounds made with several blue reinkers.



I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from the background piece as well as a smaller rectangle from the center. The Life Together sentiment was stamped onto white CS and die cut with the same stitched rectangle die and placed back in the center. The swan image was stamped twice onto white CS, colored with copics, fussy cut and added to the card. 

My second card uses the center piece that was die cut from the first card. Gotta love it when nothing goes to waste!!


I stamped the swan image twice again onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. This time I glued them onto the re-inker background piece which was layered onto a white die cut rectangle and than layered onto the blue panel. The vertical Anniversary greeting was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with detailed white EP.

If you are interested in giving this technique a try, you can see the video by Jennifer McGuire here

Be sure to check out all the new images available at DRS Designs on line store too!

Thanks for stopping by.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, April 29, 2019

Dreams

Happy Monday Everyone. Trust you had a great weekend and found some time to get inky. I don't know about you, but it is so relaxing and soothing for me to create cards, especially cards for a specific person or reason. I love sharing my cards with family and friends.

Today I have another grad card. It is getting to that time of year!  This one uses the new Grad Hat Hooray image as well as the new Dreams Inspire Greeting which is perfect for grad cards.



I started with the yellow card base. Stamped the Grad Hat Hooray onto the white panel with Versafine Black ink. The new greeting is also stamped with Versafine Black ink. Both panels are layered onto black CS before adding them to the yellow. To comeplete the look I die cut a grad hat with a yellow tassel and the diploma with a yellow seal. A pretty quick and easy card.

Images used:

Dreams Inspire Future Greeting (898F)
Grad Hat Hooray (889G)

Thanks for stopping by today.

shelia


Monday, April 22, 2019

Hats Off

Greetings Everyone. Trust you had a wonderful Easter weekend. We were able to spend the weekend celebrating with family which is always special. Today I have a grad card to share with you. It features two new images Hats Off Grad Greeting and Grad Hat Hooray. I enjoy making graduation cards, especially when I know the school colors and can use those colors to personalize the card. 

I started with a piece of white CS, stamped the Grad Hat Hooray image for my background, then die cut a circle from the center. I die cut a black frame for the panel too. After gluing these two pieces onto the red card base, I used the next smaller circle die to cut out the red card base leaving a red border as a frame. The new greeting was stamped on the inside so it shows through. The grad cap was created with an IO mini die set.


Images used:

Hats Off Grad Greeting (894D)
Grad Hat Hooray (889G)

You can see these new images along with all the others here at the DRS Designs on line store.
Thanks for stopping by today. 

shelia




Monday, April 15, 2019

Love, Joy and Happiness Always

Hi Everyone. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I'm excited to share a new image with you from DRS Designs. It's called the Wooden Frame Collection. It has so much potential. I think you're going to love it!

For my card today I stamped the Wooden Frame Collection onto white CS, masked off the frames and stamped the images and greetings and then colored them with Copics. Once that was done I decided I wanted to pop them up on the card, so I fussy cut them and added them to the panel after stamping the wooden background image. To make sure I got the placement just right, I stamped the Wooden Frame Collection onto the card front too.


Images used:

Wooden Frame Collection (914M)
Life Together Happiness Greeting (907F)
Triple Silhouette Hearts

Be sure to check back all this week to see some more soon to be released images. You're gonna love them.

Thanks for stopping by.

shelia




Monday, April 8, 2019

Tweetie Bird

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend! We had some fabulous weather, lots of sunshine and warmth. Maybe Spring is really here!

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that feature the recently released Silly Bird image. He's a lot of fun to stamp and color. For my first card I die cut the collage frame out of white and teal CS. I used the white cut out pieces to stamp my images and then put them back into the teal frame. I somehow managed to get black ink on the bird's eyes so I added some googlie eyes to cover it up.


Images used: 

On this next card I popped the Silly Bird up with an Action Wobble Spring. 


Images used:

Thanks for stopping by today.

shelia


Monday, April 1, 2019

Pop Up Shadow Boxes

Happy Monday Everyone. I don't know about you, but I'm freezing cold right now. After several days of sunshine and warmer temps, we got blasted Saturday night with bitter cold and snow!! Not a lot of snow, but enough to cover the ground and make the temps drop. I know this won't last long so I'm hanging on to that thought. To help make me feel warmer, I decided to create some Easter cards for my grands. A couple of weeks ago I shared a pop up shadow box and mentioned that I wanted to do that type of card for my grands. The idea for these came from a Jennifer McGuire post which you can see here. These cards are easy and fun to make. Plus they fold flat and fit into a standard envelop.

Here are my cards.


This first one is for my almost 13 year old grandson. I think he might be getting too big for an Easter bunny card. Though I'm certain he's looking forward to an Easter Basket full of goodies!!  For this card I used the following stamps:



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I felt like this card needed a little something extra so I die cut a layering butterfly and added it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

shelia