Thursday, January 28, 2016

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge

This week DRS Designs is sponsoring the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. The challenge this week is Holiday. You must create a holiday card, any holiday. I chose Christmas.

First I stamped the Bells and Bows onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored it with Copics, then fussy cut the image. The Jingle all the Way greeting was stamped onto white CS with Versafine black Onyx ink, die cut and sponged with real red ink while still in the die. The white panel was embossed with a Darice snowflake folder and the green strip was embossed with a CB folder. Everything is attached to a green car base.

Hope you check out this challenge. You could be the winner of a $10.00 voucher to the DRS Designs store. We'd love to have you play along.

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I created this card with two challenges in mind:  Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge and DRS Designs Thursday Challenge 211 (Sparkle and Shine).

Here's the sketch for the TMS challenge.

I started with a red card base, added the black layer and then the white layer embossed with a Darice heart folder. The small red layer was embossed with a Paper studio love folder and the black strip was created by using a SB border die twice on a piece of black CS. The greeting was stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx ink on white CS, die cut and popped up with foam dots. Lastly the black bow was created by punching 4 bows, gluing them together and then adding the red heart rhinestone in the center.

Hope you can find time to join in these challenges. There are some great prizes available!

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Warm Thoughts!

I thought I'd share a snowman card today in honor of all the snow that fell over the weekend. Here in northwest Ohio, nothing! After all the snow these last two years, I'm kind of glad. So for those of you who got tons of snow, I'm sending you some warm thoughts!!

First I stamped the Cowboy Snowman with Memento Black ink on white CS, colored him with
Copics, die cut with a nestie and then sponged in some blue for the sky while still in the die. The Warm Thoughts greeting was stamped, die cut and the same blue ink sponged all over to help it stand out more. Lastly I added some stickles to the snow lines. Pretty easy.

Hope you can find time to join in this week's challenge. It's a color challenge and the colors are perfect for those Valentine cards!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

DRS Designs Weekly Challenge

Hi Everyone,

This week the challenge at DRS Designs is a color challenge. There are beautiful shades of pink - perfect for Valentines Day. Here's the card I created for this challenge.

I started by stamping the Valentine tree with Memento Black ink on white CS, coloring the hearts with three shades of pink, die cut it, then added the pink die cut square. The sentiment is part of the 4 in 1 Hugs stamp. I used two parts of the greeting to create my sentiment. This was die cut and layered on the same pink CS. The white layer is embossed with a CB folder, layered on pink and attached to the card base after adding the pink velvet ribbon.

Hope you can find time to play along with us this week. You could be the winner of some fabulous new stamps. Check here for details.

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Monday, January 18, 2016


Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I managed to come down with bronchitis last week, so I haven't felt like doing much at all, but sleeping! I did get a couple of cards created including the one I'm sharing with you today.

I started with a 4 1/2 inch square piece of teal CS which was scored every 1 1/2 inch in both directions. Next the ornate corner image was stamped in each of the scored squares with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. After layering this panel onto black CS, the gingham ribbon and bow were added. The Hugs sentiment was stamped with Black Onyx ink on white CS, die cut and layered on teal and black CS and attached it to the square panel with foam dots. After adding the black half pearls, everything was placed on the 5 inch square card base.

Hope you have had a chance to check out this week's challenge here at DRS Designs. It all about hearts. You can see details here. We'd love to have you join the fun.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Wintery Thanks

Greetings from a snowy northeast Ohio. Yes, we finally have some snow that's sticking to the ground! It's beautiful! So with these beautiful flakes falling, I was inspired to use DRS Designs new filigree snowflake image to create some thank you cards.

This first  card was pretty quick and easy. The snowflake was stamped with VersaMark ink on black CS, heat embossed with white EP and attached to the white card base. The thank you was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx on white CS, die cut and added to the corner. The black ribbon was added last.

For the next card, I created the background first with TH distress inks. Once the watercolor paper dried, the snowflakes were again stamped with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with white EP and put together exactly like this first one. I really like the way these two cards turned out.

For my last card, I again created the background with TH distress inks, stamped the snowflakes with VersaMark ink, but this time I embossed them with some iridescent embossing powder. It really sparkles in real like. I layered the panel on some matching CS, added the sentiment and some tiny punched snowflakes and rhinestones.

I like that I used the same 2 stamps on these cards and they look so different. Now to get these thank you cards written and in the mail!!

Be sure to check out this week's Challenge: The weather outside! We'd love to have you play along. You could win this filigree snowflake!!

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Weather Outside Challenge

Hi Everyone. This week's challenge at DRS Designs is the "weather outside." Pretty easy challenge I think. Here's my card.

I started by stamping the outdoor scene on white CS. The row of trees was stamped with black ink, then the sky was sponged with Night of Navy ink. Some snowflakes were added with white ink, then I made them sparkle some with some Wink of Stella. I added a frost line with a Copic marker and then used the Wink of Stella for the snow too. The window frame was die cut with a Darice die. Here's a close up of the window scene.

I stamped the wood grain with Brushed Corduroy onto the kraft CS, added the little flourishes in the top corners with Night of Navy ink, layered it onto white and then attached it to the kraft base. The sentiment was stamped with Black Onyx ink on white CS and die cut with a Spellbinders die.

I hope you are able to join in the fun and show us your "weather" cards. You could win some awesome new stamps from DRS Designs. You can see details here.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

rainbow of hearts

Happy New Year! I don't know about you, but for me, vacation is over and the real world is back! I had a great time with family and friends over the holidays, but now it's back to work and my usual routine. I'm kind of ready for that routine, though I do miss family already! Living far away is not fun!

My card today features DRS Designs' new Small Silhouette heart. I started by drawing a grid and circle with pencil on white CS. Next I stamped the small heart in rainbow colors using the grid and circle for my guide. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it'd be. Once all the hearts were stamped the greeting was stamped with Onyx black ink in the center. I embossed the bottom of the pink panel with some hearts, added the pink baker's twine and the card was complete.

Have you checked out this week's challenge? We'd love to have you play along. You can see details here.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

O Little Town of Bethlehem

For the past several years, I've played along with the monthly Christmas Card Challenge at Split Coast Stampers. It's a great way to get a head start on Christmas cards and avoid the last minute rush. Well, this past year for some reason, I just didn't keep up with the monthly challenge and boy was I scrambling to get all my cards completed in time for Christmas. So this year I am determined to keep up and not fall behind. The January challenge is "Christmas Music." I created a card using Our Daily Bread Designs' "O Little Town of Bethlehem." I really like this image.

I stamped the image with silver ink on white CS, embossed it with silver embossing powder and layered it on some silver CS. I added some sheer silver ribbon and a rhinestone to the star before attaching it to the white card base. I think I will do another card, but this time use navy CS instead of white.

This is also  the Shining Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. It's an anything goes challenge, but you must use at least one ODBD image or die. You can see details here.

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