Monday, July 24, 2017

Dropping you a Line



Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend! Today I am on my way to VA to visit with family and celebrate some birthdays. It's always fun to celebrate with family. My card today features two new stamps from DRS Designs: Dropping you a line greeting and the Silhouette Palm Trees. I just can't get enough of this new palm tree image. It is so fun to use!

I started with some watercolor paper, stamped the silhouette palm trees with Versafine Onyx ink, heat embossed with clear EP and then used various TH Distress Oxide inks to create the sky and water. Once the inks dried I stamped the greeting with Versafine Onyx ink. The proud fisherman was stamped into white CS with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The frame was die cut with nesties and sponged with the same distress inks as the sky. Before attaching it to the card base I stamped the fishing pole with Verafine Onyx ink. The fisherman and his catch were added with foam squares.

Here's a look at the inside of the card:


The big mouth bass was stamped with distress ink and the Good things come greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all the new images at DRS Designs.

Blessings,
shelia

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

60th B'day Wishes

My card today is for a friend who is turning 60. I used this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches to create this fun card.

Here's the sketch from TMS:

And here's my card:


I used my Cricut to cut out the 60, washi tape for the background and some square black sequins for the added bling. The small Happy Birthday greeting is part of a larger greeting from DRS Designs. It's a fun sketch to work with and I believe my friend will like this. I was only going to use black and white washi tape, but decided it needed a little color so I added the small flower tape. I like it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Blessings,
shelia

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wild Thing?

Well this card turned into something totally different than I had envisioned. But I think I like it. When I received the new Pretty Bird Odie, the Parrot I knew I wanted to color him to look like an African Grey Parrot. When we lived in Germany we babysat an African Grey for friends for a year and fell in love with that bird. Her name was Gabby and we thought that was because she was from Gabon, West Africa. We soon learned the real reason for her name. That bird could gab! She had lived in France for a while so she spoke some French. She always told us good night in French and she would whistle the French National Anthem. She was so good at imitating voices. She soon learned to call my husband's name in my voice and my name in his. She had us answering and looking for each other all the time!  The kids taught her to say "Eat me, yum!" Not sure the owners appreciated that new phrase. Anyway, in honor of Gabby my parrot is an African Grey.




I started by stamping, coloring and fussy cutting Odie and Jimbo and the gang. To make it look like a jungle I die cut a bunch of leaves from various shades of green CS as well as some from yellow and orange CS. The Markers Mart Die of the Month kit for July was tropical leaves. Talk about good timing! So after die cutting all the leaves, I die cut a green frame and partially glued it onto the kraft card base. I added Jimbo and the gang and then began placing all the leaves where I wanted. I had no intention of adding so many, but it kind of took on a life of its own. Once I had things where I wanted I started gluing everything down with TH Multi Matte Medium. The last thing I did was stamp Wild Thing onto kraft CS and die cut it with a banner die.

I stamped Odie on the inside with VersaMark ink and added the "It's a Jungle Out There" greeting.


Well I hope you like my African Grey Parrot with his jungle friends. Be sure to check the DRS Designs on line store for all the new images, including Pretty Bird Odie.

Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tuesday Morning Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone,

I'm sharing another card today. This one I created for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge. I also used the colors from this week's Color Challenge at Split Coast Stampers.  Here's the sketch from TMS, followed by my card.







The wreath and bow were die cut from Old Olive and gold CS using a Cheery Lynn Christmas die set. The Christmas Blessings was stamped with VersaMark ink onto cream CS and heat embossed with gold EP. I sponged a little VersaMark around the edges of my greeting strip and embossed it with gold EP too. The large green panel was embossed with a Paper Studio Christmas tree EF. I added some tiny gold half pearls to the wreath after everything was attached to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

blessings,
shelia

Cupcake Inspiraiton

Today I have a card I created for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  Here's the yummy cupcake for inspiration.


And here's my card:


I just purchased My Favorite Things "You're the Sweetest" stamp and die set, so when I saw this Cupcake I had to try out the stamps and dies to create a cupcake. I think it turned out pretty well. The "straw" is part of the North Pole Sign from DRS Designs. I stamped it onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut it out. Everything else was stamped and die cut. I added some glossy accents to the cherry. It really shines in real life. Baker's twine and sequins complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by,

shelia


Monday, July 10, 2017

butterflies

I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to get inky! I have two cards to share with you today. The first one features the new Life is Measured Greeting.


I started by cutting a partial ring out of the white panel using two nestie circles dies. The remaining pieces were glued onto a black card base, leaving the partial ring black. The butterflies were die cut from water color paper that was colored with various Distress Oxide inks. I used a paint brush to drop some small dots of water on the butterflies to remove part of the color, leaving white dots. The butterflies are added with strong glue on the left side only. The right sides of the butterflies are moveable. The new greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink in the center of the partial circle.




My second card uses the new brick wall image, which I stamped with Memento black ink and then colored with copics. After die cutting the circles, the white panel was added to the kraft base. The pussy willow image was stamped on the inside with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. A Pitt pen was used to color it in.  I found a small tag in my stash so I stamped the sending you hugs greeting on it with Versafine Onyx ink and then sponged the edges with Fired Brick distress ink. Some baker's twine and a bow complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Friday, July 7, 2017

Challenges

Here's a card I created for this week's sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and Dies R Us Blog Challenge.   







Here's the sketch for TMS:  


The challenge at Dies are Us is to use layers.                                                                                                                                                              


I die cut the strawberries, colored them with distress inks, added them to the white CS after embossing it with the Swiss Dots folder and then layered it onto red CS and repeated the layers. Instead of stamping a greeting, I decided to die cut that too. All of the dies are from SB Maker's Mart Die of the month kits. The "enjoy" is from the June kit and the strawberries are from the May kit. I'm enjoying these monthly kits. They are great dies and not too expensive. It's a fun way to increase your stash of dies too.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, July 3, 2017

Tropical Paradise

Hi everyone,

DRS Designs is just about to release some new images that you are going to love! My card today features the new Silhouette Palm Trees (288P) and I just know this is going to be a favorite of mine.


I started by stamping the line of palm trees (288P) with Versafine Onyx black ink onto water color paper, embossed it with clear embossing powder and then sponged on various TH Distress Oxide inks for the sea and sky. Once the inks dried I stamped the Sand, snow, water lines with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with detail white embossing powder. The little seal and dolphin were stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I used a craft knife to cut an opening along the top of the waves so I could tuck the dolphin and seal into the water. I really liked how this turned out and was so excited I just had to create another card with this new image.



This card uses the same inks for the sponged background. I started with a strip of paper, stamped the silhouette palm trees (228P) with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Once the embossing cooled I sponged in the sky and sea and layered the strip onto black CS before attaching it to the larger panel which was also sponged with the same distress oxide inks. Once dried, I stamped the greeting with Versafine Onyx ink and then attached everything to a black card base.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to head over to the DRS Designs on line store to check out the new images that will be released in just a couple of days!

Happy Stamping,
shelia

Monday, June 26, 2017

Follow Your Dreams


Hello Everyone! My card today features our new Follow Your Dreams sign post with some hot air balloons. I think this new sign post image is great for both retirement and grad cards. Don't you?

I started with white CS, sponged on TH Distress inks for the grass and sky, then I stamped the sign post and colored it with Copic markers. The balloons were also stamped on white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The yellow and pink ones were glued onto the panel and the purple one is attached with foam adhesive for some dimension. I die cut a kraft colored frame using SB rectangle dies and then attached everything to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, June 19, 2017

Retirement Wishes

Hi everyone. My card today reflects where I want to be when I retire. I love the beach. Early morning and late evening walks on the beach are two of my absolute favorite things. I'd love to retire on or close to a beach.


I started by creating the background with distress inks and sponges. Once the sand, sea and sky were the way I wanted I stamped the splatter background image onto the sand with distress ink for some more definition. The retirement greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink, die cut and layered onto blue CS. The 4 in 1 seashells were stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, fussy cut and added to the greeting panel. Once glued on, I added some sparkle with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The clouds and sun were die cut, sponged with a dab of ink and added to the sky before everything was attached to the white card base. Now I want to go to the beach!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, June 12, 2017

Retirement Time

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a good weekend and were able to find some time to get creative. I've been playing around with TH Distress Oxide inks and thought I'd share a couple of cards with you.

On this first card, I started with some watercolor paper, the oxide inks and a TH clockwork stencil. I wanted to create retirement cards, so I thought the stencil with clocks would be perfect. So I taped the paper and stencil onto a craft mat and sponged the inks onto the watercolor paper, blending the inks together. I really like the chalky look of these oxide inks. The As you Retire greeting was stamped on to the same water color paper, die cut and layered onto a die cut label. Everything is attached to a black card base.


The second card uses the same water color paper, oxide inks and stencil, only this time I sponged and blended the inks onto the water color paper, sprayed the back of the stencil with water and carefully laid it onto the paper. I used a paper towel to wipe up the excess water. After just a few minutes the inks react with the water and the stencil image appears. I really like the look this technique creates.




The God Bless your Retirement greeting was stamped onto white CS with Versafine Onyx ink, die cut and layered on a black oval. A punched strip was added to the center, along with gingham ribbon before attaching everything to the white card base. A blue button and bakers twine complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, June 5, 2017

Swing!


Hi Everyone. My card today is a retirement card. I know my husband would like nothing more than to be swinging on the golf course when he retires and that gave me the idea for this card.

I started by stamping the silhouette male golfer onto white CS with Versafine Onyx ink. I used my Misti so I could get a good impression, heat embossed him with clear EP and then fussy cut him out. I used my Misti again to stamp the Everything Golf background image onto the green CS using Verafine Onyx. Both of these panels were glued onto a black panel and then attached to the white card base. The Swing greeting (191D) was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink, die cut and layered onto black CS before attaching it to the main panel. Some black half pearls complete the look.

It doesn't show up in the picture, but I added some glossy accents to the green tee on the green panel. It does add some dimension in real life.

Inside I stamped the new Happiness retirement greeting (163G) and added a stamped and fussy cut blue golf tee.


Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, May 29, 2017

See Ya Later Alligator!



I have a niece named Allie, whose nickname is "Allie"gator. When I saw this new background image I knew I had to make a birthday card for Allie with it. There are so many different sayings on this image, the possibilities are endless!

I stamped the green panel with the new image (158H) using SU Old Olive ink and then die cut the oval window out, attached it to the cream card base and stamped the Happy Birthday greeting inside the oval with the same ink. The frame was made using  stitched oval dies. The gator was created using the Animal Kingdom cartridge and my Cricut machine. I rarely use my Cricut and it took me a few tries to get the gator sized correctly. I added some shading to him with the old olive ink and popped him up with some foam squares. A couple of tiny black half pearls were added for his eyes. I think my niece will like this.

Just a reminder there's only a couple more days to get in on the chance to win big here at DRS Designs. Be sure to check out the details here.


Thanks for stopping by today!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, May 22, 2017

Picture Perfect Day!



Hi everyone. I'm super excited! Today I get to share one of the soon be released images here at DRS Designs. Isn't this little Sandy Mermaid adorable?! (182F)  I think she might just be my favorite of all the new releases.

I started by stamping her on white CS with Memento Black ink, colored her with Copics and then masked her off so I could sponge in the sea with some distress inks and then the sky with SU Bashful Blue. I used a die cut cloud as a mask too. Some sparkle was added to her tail with Wink of Stella and some waves were added with a white pen.

Nesties were used to die cut the frame and the greeting was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink. Some matching blue sequins were added. The blue panel was embossed with s SB waves folder and then everything was attached to the white card base.

Be sure to check back regularly to see all the new images coming soon. I know you're gonna love them. Don't forget the awesome giveaway. You can see details here.



Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!

Blessings,
shelia

Sunday, May 21, 2017

TMS #403





Finally found some time to play along with this week's sketch at TMS.
Here's the sketch:




And here's my card:


The stamp is from All the Fixings by Taylored Expressions. All the tools were created with the matching dies. I think these tools look so real. I used some shiny silver CS to create the tools and then die cut them from brown and red CS to create the handles which I just glued on. I used some of the little nuts for the embellishment in the corner. In side this says Happy Father's Day. I made this for my son who is quite the handy man and carpenter. I think he'll like this!

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Challenges

I created this card for two challenges: Cupcake Inspirations and the Technique Lovers Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  For Splitcoast the challenge was Washi Watercolor. You mask off parts of your card with Washi tape and water color in between. Here's the cupcake for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

Here's my card:


My background was created with Washi Tape and TH Abandoned Coral Distress ink. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink, die cut and layered on a pink die cut lacy square. The flower was also created using SB dies. Some Old Olive ink was sponged onto the leaves for dimensions.

Thanks for stopping by!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, May 15, 2017

Congrats Grad!

Hi Everyone! Trust you had a great weekend. I decided I'd better get started on some graduation cards. It's just about that time. In fact we have two grad parties this coming weekend. My card today uses the school colors for the graduate and this week's sketch at Split Coast Stampers. When I first saw the sketch I immediately thought of graduation.



I started with a white card base, added the black panel after dry embossing it with a Darice grad folder and then added the die cut stars, which I sponged some distress ink around the edges for some dimension. The greeting is part of the larger grad greeting. It was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, die cut and added to the panel after attaching the yellow banners. The tiny grad cap is part of the grad background image. I stamped, colored it and fussy cut. It's attached with some foam adhesive. I like the look of this and I think it's perfect for the male graduate.

Be sure to check out this month's giveaway at DRS Designs. It's a really good deal! You can find details here.

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Thanks for stopping by!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sympathy

Hi Everyone,

I've been playing around with some Tim Holtz Distress inks creating backgrounds with different colors. My cards today have backgrounds created with Distress inks and acetate. You can get some really pretty backgrounds with this technique.


Once the backgrounds dried I stamped the new Praying for Friends greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink in the corner. The butterfly was stamped with the same black ink. I added some Nuvo clear Crystal drops to the butterfly body. It doesn't show up in the photo, but does in real life. Some gold rhinestones were added to the corners to complete the look.

The second card  features the new Sincere Thanks greeting which was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink. The Silhouette branch was also stamped with the same black ink. Black half pearls were added to the corner.


Remember the Great Cling Stamp Give Away is still happening. Click here for details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, May 1, 2017

Comfort



Hi Everyone,

I have another sympathy card to share with you today featuring the new condolences greeting. I started by stamping the silhouette branch image with SU Certainly Celery ink and then die cutting to create the frame. The greeting was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink onto white CS and layered onto the black panel and then the white card base. To create the butterflies I stamped some of the polka dot background image with Versafine Black Onyx ink on some of the same green CS and then die cut the butterflies with a Memory Box die. I cut their bodies out of black CS to help them stand out a bit and attached them for foam dots.

Be sure to check out DRS Designs on line. We are having the Great Cling Stamp Give Away. Everyone who orders $20.00 or more on line will be entered in the contest to win the prize - over 75 cling mounted images. Now that's a great prize! You can see the details here.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Blessings,
shelia

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches

I really like this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and had some free time this morning so I thought I'd play along. Here's the sketch.


Isn't it a great sketch! And here's the card I created.


I started by stamping the Picture Perfect sentiment and then the bird image. Once the image was colored with Copics, I layered it onto the black CS and cut it down to size. The Kraft layer was stamped with the flowering branch image with Brilliance Moonlight White ink. I added some Nuvo white Glitter drops to the centers of the flowers. Everything is attached to a white card base.

Hope you can join in the fun at TMS this week! Thanks for stopping by.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations

The challenge at Cupcake Inspirations this week is animals. Aren't these just the cutest cupcakes?!!


Today I created some Christmas gift tags instead of a card. Every year when I'm wrapping up gifts for the grands, I wish I had made some special tags for their gifts so this year I'm working ahead on some!  Here are two of my tags so far.


I used my Cricut machine to cut out the red tags and the white backing. The adorable penguin image is from Stampendous. After coloring them with Copics, I used the matching die to cut them out. I found some tiny die cut hearts left over in my stash and glued them onto the penguins. The penguins are attached to the tag with some Wobbles. I really like the playful look the wobbles create. Merry Christmas was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink. A punch white snowflake with a red rhinestone and some ribbon and baker's twine complete the look.

Hope you can join in the fun at Cupcake Inspirations! Thanks for stopping by,

blessings,
shelia

Sympathy

DRS Designs recently released some beautiful sympathy greetings, so you will be seeing quite a few sympathy cards here on the blog. I know sympathy cards are not anyone's favorite to create, but they are needed and appreciated by those who have lost special people. I like to have some on hand and these new greetings have inspired me to do just that. 


I started with some water color paper and added some Tim Holtz distress inks using the smacking acetate technique. While that dried, I die cut the half circle and rectangle pieces using a SB Elegant Arch die. I used the outline part of those dies to die cut the water color paper to go behind. The Thoughts of you greeting was stamped onto the peachy pink panel with VersaMark ink, heat embossed with detail white EP and then dry embossed with a Darice butterfly EF. The bottom layer of the butterfly was die cut with a SB die using the same water color paper. The top layer was die cut from vellum and glued onto the bottom butterfly just down the center of the butterfly's body. I added some milky white half pearls to the butterfly and the stained glass looking die cuts.

I used this week's sketch challenge at Split Coast Stampers to create this card. It's a great sketch, isn't it. I really enjoy sketch challenges and I'm pleased with how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Merry Christmas!

This week DRS Designs is sponsoring the Christmas Challenge at CRAFT Challenges. Since I love making Christmas cards I thought I'd play along. I try to create 4 or 5 Christmas cards each month, but I've not kept up with that goal. So this is the perfect opportunity for me to get refocused. Here's my card.


I started by stamping the trio of trees with Memento green ink, stamping off on scratch paper for the trees in the background. A Sakura Gelly Roll pen was used to add some sparkle to the trees. SB dies were used to cut out the frame which is glued onto the tree panel. The sleigh and deer are SU dies. I used gold baker's twine for the reins for the deer. The Merry Christmas greeting was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder before die cutting with a SB banner die. The banner, sleigh and deer are all attached with foam adhesive for some dimension.

I hope you can join in the fun at CRAFT Challenges this week. I'd love to see what kind of Christmas card you create. Plus you could be the winner of the prize from DRS Designs.

Thanks for stopping by,

shelia

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Monday! My card today features a new Mother's Day greeting. I really like the font on this greeting and that the happy is small while Mother's Day is big. I paired it with the Violet Tea Cup.


The Tea Cup was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and die cut with a SB square. I used a larger square die to cut out the gold square behind the main image. The purple CS has a bit of texture already, so I just stamped the greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and added some Nuvo Clear Crystal Drops for added interest.

My mom will like this card with the pretty flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, April 10, 2017

Happy Easter

Hi Everyone. With Easter fast approaching, I thought I'd share a card that celebrates what Easter is all about, Christ's death and resurrection.


I started with a kraft card base and stamped the woodgrain background image with TH Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Next I stamped the Christ is Risen Cross onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored it with Copics, die cut and layered it onto the die cut green panel. The Celebrate Easter greeting was stamped onto kraft CS that was also stamped with the woodgrain background, die cut and attached with foam adhesive.  A Sakura Gelly Roll pen was used to add some shimmer to the flowers.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter as you celebrate Christ.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, April 3, 2017

Blessings

Happy Monday Everyone. Trust you all had a great weekend. I have a simple card to share with you today. Every so often I like to create a card using mostly dies. Today's card is one of those.

I started by sponging TH Distress Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans inks onto 3/4 of my card front. While the ink was drying I die cut my flowers, stems and butterfly. The new Blessings greeting was stamped in the corner with Versafine Black Onyx ink.



The smaller flowers are popped up with foam adhesive and white half pearls were added to the centers. I really like the way this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, March 27, 2017

the Beauty of Springtime

Hi everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. My life has been crazy busy lately and I am so thankful to be able to stop and get creative in the craft room. It really helps me to relax and refocus when I'm stamping, coloring and creating cards. Wonder what I used to do before I became addicted to stamping?! Seems like a life time ago.  Anyway, my card today features two new stamps from DRS Designs: the Sneaky Bunny and Springtime Easter Greeting.


I started by stamping the Sneaky Bunny image onto white CS with Memento Black ink. Once the image was colored with Copics, the Springtime Easter Greeting was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink. Some baker's twine and a yellow button was added to the white panel before gluing it onto the yellow card base. The purple frame was die cut with a Spellbinder's die. To add a bit of shimmer some clear Wink of Stella was added to the bunny's ears and the centers of the flowers. Don't you love how this little bunny is nestled in the middle of the flower pot!

Thanks for stopping by today and please stop by our on line store and check out all the new images! You can find the new images here.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Birthdays

Hi Everyone! Spring is here. And after the winter snow storms last week I'm pretty sure most everyone is ready for spring. I know I am!! My family has several spring birthdays so I've been working on some birthday cards.

I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire that inspired me. She used a bunch of different greetings to stamp a background on her cards. I took just about every DRS Designs Birthday greeting I could find, arranged them on a piece of CS (in my Misti, of course) and then stamped them with VersaMark ink and embossed them with clear and white EP. I made several of these while I had all the greetings arranged in the Misti. Here are a couple of examples with white embossing:


                                       

Once the embossing cooled, I die cut a circle in the card base with Nesties as well as a white frame. Once the frame was glued into place, I added the die cut butterfly. I used a Faber-Castel Pitt Pen to add some white dots to the butterflies.

For a more masculine look, I embossed in clear and added a sail boat.

The sail boat was created with a Darice die and some yellow and blue inks sponged on while still in the die.

These were fun to create and pretty easy with the Misti. And now I have quite a stash of birthday cards for family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by today,
shelia

Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Hour?

Happy Monday everyone. I'm having fun playing around with this new Tired Woman image recently released by DRS Designs. I think she is a hoot and there are several fun greetings you can pair with her. For my card today I used the Happy Hour Nap Time greeting.


I started by stamping my tired woman with Memento Black ink, colored her with Copics and stamped the greeting beside her before die cutting the panel and frame. I used a Farber-Castell Pitt pen to add the white dots to her dress. To go with those dots, I stamped the white panel with the polka dot background in Versafine Orange ink. An orange dotted ribbon was added to this panel before attaching everything to the orange card base. The tiny birthday greeting was stamped, die cut and attached with a pop dot. Just looking at her makes me want to take a nap!

Thanks for stopping by today.

shelia

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches


DRS Designs is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, so I thought I'd play along. I really enjoy doing sketch challenges.  Here's the sketch.








I took some liberties with the sketch. I turned it sideways and decided to let the end of the branch take the place of the ribbons. Here's my card.



I let various dies do most of the work for this card!  I started with the pink panel, stamped the greeting in the corner and punched the other corner with a MS corner punch. I used SB dies to cut out the blue and white panels, as well as the branch and the two little birds. Once they were all glued together and attached to the pink panel, it was glued onto the white card base. Some dear friends celebrate their anniversary this weekend, so this is for them.

I hope you can join in the challenge at TMS.

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia