Saturday, May 4, 2013


Well I finally found some time to make a card for the Merry Monday Challenge. Here's the sketch we were to use.


And here's my card.


I started by stamping DRS Designs Sand, Water, Snow line stamp in Bashful Blue ink on white card stock, then I use a nestie to cut out the white panel. I sponges some Bashfull Blue and Navy Blue inks for the sky while the panel was still in the die. Crystal Stickles were used to outline the snow lines. While waiting for the stickles to dry, the Christmas Lamp Post was stamped with Memento 'Black ink on white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. After the stickles were dry, I added the lamp post with pop dots. The Merry and Bright Greeting was stamped with VersaMark ink on dark blue CS, and heat embossed with detail white powder. After cutting it to look like a banner, it was layered on glitter white CS that was also cut in a banner shape. The dark blue panel was dry embossed with the CB snowflake folder and everything was added to a white card base.  I really like how this turned out. Hope you do too.

This week's challenge at DRS Designs is to use butterflies on your card. I love butterflies and wanted to try a technique I saw on Stamp TV. I started with a white CS panel, sponged Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Barely Banana inks in strips all over the CS. Nest I stamped the Textured Butterfly several times in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Once cooled, Old Olive ink was sponged all over the panel. I used a paper towel to wipe off the ink from the butterflies so the underlying colors could show through. I love the results of this technique!

The butterfly panel was attached to some Old Olive CS and then attached to the white card base. The Happy Birthday Greeting was stamped in Memento Black ink on white CS. The textured Butterfly was stamped three times in Pretty in Pink without re-inking the stamp, then I used oval nestie dies to cut it out and layer it. Some tiny pink half pearls were added to the main butterfly to finish the look. I sent this to my mom for her birthday this week. She loved it!! :-)

If you have time to join in these challenges we'd love to have you play along!!

Until next time,


  1. I love this pretty old fashioned lamp post, Shelia! You've done a great job of sponging the sky! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  2. Fabulous night scene, love the lamp post image. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  3. You've created a lovely scene for your Christmas card - the sponging and sparkliness you've added is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  4. Love how you were inspired by the MM sketch! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  5. Love the blue and the sparkle, great card Sheila! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  6. Wonderful card Sheila, thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.