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Challenge #181 - HOT TRENDS- Splatters Matter!

>> Thursday, July 2, 2015

Welcome to DRS Challenge Thursday! 
First, our randomly drawn winner from last week is....

Congratulations! You are the winner from our Oh My Stars! Challenge! 
Please send an email to info@drsdesigns.com to claim your prize.

This week, it's just a mess in here...we're using the HOT TREND  
Splatters!
(use splatters of some sort..either a stamped splatter image, embossing folder, inks, sprays, embossing powder or even splatter with a paintbrush or toothbrush)

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below and we'd love for you to leave us a comment.  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, July 1, at 6 pm ET. Challenge entries don't have to use DRS Designs stamps, but if you use them on your challenge card, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing.


For the prize, one winner will be randomly selected to win the following 3 stamps:.
Sandcastle 090G
Sending Sunshine 094D
Mermaid 472F

And here are some wonderful splattered cards from our talented Design Team and we'd love for you leave us a comment!
Julie
Karin
Nancy
Shelia

Janett

Jennifer E.


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Seaside Birthday!

>> Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  Hi Everyone! 
Jennifer here today, sharing with you my seaside birthday card! One of the things I love about where we live in Michigan is that we are close to the water. Growing up as a little girl, it wasn't uncommon for us to spend the weekend on my Grandfather's boat. Swimming and picnic lunches were what the Summers were all about! This Seaside Dock image (1111K) by DRS Designs reminds me of those times. If my Grandfather was still alive, this would have been the perfect birthday card for him.
 
  
I colored the Seaside Dock and the Anchor (434G) with Copic markers. Both of them were matted in red and then with blue. I stamped the first line of the Beach Birthday Greeting (480G) just above the Seaside Dock image. The remaining portion of the greeting was stamped inside the card. I simply embellished this card with two red brads in the bottom right corner, and my card was complete!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, and have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
  
Smiles,
Jennifer

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Red, white and blue

>> Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking forward to celebrating July 4th here in America this weekend, I'm just not sure if the weather will be in compliance.  Unfortunately where I live, we've been doused with rain in biblical proportions!  So far, this has been the 3rd wettest June in history, and that's not counting what we still have to add in from today.  After living through the coldest February in history, this is not the kind of record breaking I've been looking forward to. 

Anyway, I've had all things patriotic on my mind lately, so I thought I would think outside of the box with this Fleu de Lis stamp and make a card to celebrate my country.  I looked up the meaning of this decorative design and one source said, "it has been used to symbolize perfection, light and life."  So that to me seemed reason enough to use to adorn my card for this celebratory occasion. 

I made a panel by stamping the ornament three times, and layered it with a red border, and a matching punched border.  I adhered it to a navy card base that was stamped using the Interlocking Star Background stamp.

I finalised the card using the Let Freedom Ring greeting and a few star shaped gems.

So with that, I will let this card serve as a reminder to join in our "Oh My Stars!" challenge here on our blog!

Sending you sunny smiles from under my umbrella!

Karin

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It's time to relax!

>> Monday, June 29, 2015


Happy Monday everyone! My card today features our new Adirondack chair image along with a portion of the Retirement greeting. I saw this sketch somewhere and wanted to give it a try. I decided to cut the circles first and then stamp the image inside so the placement would be just right. Very smart idea, however, I used blue CS and decided that it just didn't look right and wanted to go with black. No problem, I just used removable tape and attached the black CS underneath the blue one and die cut the circles in the exact same spots. Perfect, only the removable tape decided to really stick to the black CS and it tore when I tried to remove it. I was about ready to quit, but I gave it one more try and managed to get the circles cut in close enough spots for the chairs to look center stage. Some days the simplest things turn out so difficult!! Once I colored the chairs with Copics, I added the sentiment on a die cut banner and put everything together. Then I noticed some spots where I must have gotten glue or something on the black CS. I don't even remember touching glue, but....  So the green flowers are cover ups!! I think it's a really cute card, but boy was it ever frustrating to create!!

Be sure to check out this week's challenge to use Stars on your card. We'd love to see what you create!  Details can be see here.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your creativity flows a bit smoother than mine did for this card!

shelia

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Shake your Snow Globe

>> Sunday, June 28, 2015

Today I have a shaker card using some of DRS designs new stamps.

 I started by stamping the Snow globe and colored the base with Copic markers. The center was cut out leaving the outline. Part of the Sitting Thinking Greeting was stamped the black ink.The 4 in 1 Sea Shells were stamped and Colored with Copic markers these were cut out and glued to the corners. Copic markers were used to dot around the greeting and shells. A piece of clear plastic was taped to the back. For the inside I stamped the Mermaid covered her with a mask and stamped the Sandcastle  then add some green with the Four flower background. For the shaking part I used beach sand and just a tiny bit of glitter.This was attached to the front with foam tape then added to a purple card.

Remember to link up you card to the DRS designs challenge this week.

Have a wonderful day,

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Let Freedom Ring

>> Saturday, June 27, 2015

Good morning!
Going along with the stars challenge this week, I've made this patiotic card...it's almost the 4th of July so let's get those cards made!
DRS stamps used on this project: 800H Liberty Bell, 802D Let Freedom Ring, and 631P Open Plaid 
The stars are die cuts that I used a red glaze pen on to make the stitches as well as stitching around the sentiment..  I stamped the Open Plaid (Stripes) with red and trimmed to fit.  Then I sewed around the edge of the blue and stripes.  The Liberty Bell was colored with cool gray Copics from C-0 to C-5, the wood is E33, E35 and E39 and the rope is E44, E43 and E81.
I popped up the bell.  That's it!
Hope you are having a great weekend!  Hopefully playing with your stamps!
Robin

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Fleur de Lis Anniversary

>> Friday, June 26, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! We're still in the midst of an outrageous heat wave. We've lived in this area a long time and this the longest, earliest, heat spell we've experienced. Thank goodness there's been a little relief in the thunderstorms almost every afternoon. Otherwise, I think we'd just melt or burst into flames! 

Today I'm showing a really pretty Fleur de Lis image. It just looks elegant to me so that's the direction I went. I black embossed it onto a light metallic gold card stock and fussy cut it. I used a metallic gold Sharpie to add a little bit of shading to the image. It was added to a black die cut oval and another gold fancy die cut layer.
The black background was made by spritzing a Fleur de Lis embossing folder w/ gold shimmer spray then placing the black card stock inside & embossing. It's so hard for the camera to capture, but all the specks are actually shimmery gold and very pretty in real life! The greeting was gold embossed & I fussy cut it into a flag shape to attach on top.
This is a look at the inside using the leftover narrow frame and another fleur de lis I didn't use on the front.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend! If you haven't, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week, use Stars on your project!




Supplies:
stamps: Fleur de Lis, Happy Anniversary, Love you to the Moon (inside)
paper: white, black, lt metallic gold
ink: Versafine onyx, Encore Ultimate metallic gold
accessories: gold embossing powder, black embossing powder, Heidi Swapp gold shine spray, Fleur de Lis embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles (long oval), Anja Vintage frame die (Marianne Creatables), metallic gold Sharpie

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