>> Saturday, April 19, 2014
Spring has finally sprung
and there is no better time for a walk.
Have a great day!
>> Friday, April 18, 2014
by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
So my Easter cards are all mailed and I thought I'd share a card using this super fun beehive and honeycomb background. They go so perfectly with the 2 little bees and don't you love the little bee trail DRS Designs added to go with. After stamping the hive, bees & two greetings, I colored them with Copics and die cut the right edge then edged the whole panel with a bright yellow Permapaque marker. I stamped the honeycomb a few times down the right side of a black panel using white ink then added some small punched yellow circles in the center. I stamped one extra honeycomb, cut it out and added a little yellow button in the center. These are the Copics I used to color everything.
>> Thursday, April 17, 2014
I Get Around!
For the prize, one winner will be randomly selected to win the following 3 stamps:
Medium Script Happy Anniversary 784E
Single Rose 774G
Wedding Ring Ensemble 028G
Here are the well rounded Challenge cards from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!
>> Wednesday, April 16, 2014
After a very long cold winter I'm extra happy to say that here in CT spring has finally sprung - as least for a few days! Before it's gone (I'm hearing 30° for tomorrow) I wanted to add something a little bright and cheery of my own!
I don't normally have too much time to work on challenges, but as I checked out SCS last week I saw a new technique called embedded die cuts that I just loved! So I had to try it ;)
Unfortunately I'm relatively new to die cuts and I don't have very many to choose from, but I made do. I originally started out thinking Easter, and ovals were the closest thing I had to egg shaped, so that's where I went.
I began by choosing the 4 dies that I used (from both the reg ovals and petite ovals nestie sets) and I taped them together making sure they were all touching at the bottom.
Then I went through my paper stock and chose the bright happy colors that you see here and cut out the 4 ovals from each color. After stamping my pink folded card with our Polka Dot background using black dye ink, I cut out the largest oval I used from the front and lined the inside of the oval with white cs, decided which color went where and taped them all into the center. The Polka Dot Flower Trio was stamped on a separate piece of cs and colored and fussy cut, the Sentiment was stamped, sponged and added on top with pop dots and a couple of gems.
All in all a very fun challenge that I'm sure I'll be using again - if only to use up all the extra ovals I ended up with :)
Thanks for visiting today!
>> Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I have another wedding card share for you today. I chose a simple design that begins with the Kraft base being stamped by the Script Font Background in a white craft ink. If you use this type of ink, please take a moment to let it dry, so that you don't have any smearing ;)
Then I stamped the Wedding Ring Ensemble and the To Have and Hold sentiment in a brown dye ink, which gave the card a soft, less harsh look were I to have used a black ink. I colored and die cut the image and added a mat and matching die cut flower.
>> Monday, April 14, 2014
With Easter coming this weekend, I thought I'd share an Easter card with you today. When I first saw this image, I immediately thought of an old hymn we used to sing in church, "The Old Rugged Cross." So I tried to create a card that sort of has a rugged look.
The card base is Kraft CS that was stamped with the Lines O' Plenty background stamp in VersaMark ink. A strip of brown CS with some burlap ribbon attached was added to the side of the card base. The main image was stamped with Memento Black ink on Kraft CS, colored with copics, die cute and layered on the brown CS. The sentiment was stamped in Black on Kraft CS, die cut and layered on brown as well. I added the heart charm with some brown baker's twine on the burlap ribbon. The charm says peace and love.
Thanks for stopping by today. This week's challenge is to "Pop goes 1 Color" and we want to see black, white and one other color on your card. You can see details here. We'd love to have you play along.
Until next time,