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Fairires and Gnomes

>> Monday, April 6, 2020

Happy Monday!  DRS Designs is releasing some new images and I think you are going to really like these. My first card today uses two of them:

Fairy with  Globe (1009F)
Tiny Flying Fairy (995C)

I started by die cutting the frame from MFT several times in white CS and once in green. These were all glued together to give the frame some dimension. The frame was glued onto the die cut white panel and then attached to the card base.

Using the negative pieces I stamped the tiny flying fairy three times, coloring them with Copics and adding some shine to their wings, etc. with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen. The Fairy with Globe was stamped onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. Some Nuvo Crystal Glaze was added to her globe and wings. I used the Make a Wish greeting, masking each part so I could stamp it one word at a time onto the panel where the fairy would go. After I attached her with foam dots, she just didn't look quite right so I colored some CS green, cut it into a small hill shape, stamped the easy grass background with some green ink and then glued it under her to give her some grounding.

My seven year old granddaughter will love these new fairy images! Maybe this will have to be her birthday card this year.

This next card I created for the Inspiration Challenge this past Saturday at Splitcoast Stampers.

This card features the new

Peeking Gnome (994D)
Gnome Smile Greeting (997C)

I started by stamping the wood grain background onto some kraft CS. After the ink dried I stamped the Versatile Background image with Hero Arts Unicorn white ink and sponged some Distress ink on as well. It's hard to see the white ink, but it does add to the look of the wood. Once that all dried I die cut the window with a MFT die and glued the panel onto a white card base. The gnome was stamped, colored with Copics and fussy cut and glued into place. The greeting was stamped with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear EP. I used a Small Die of the Month set from SB to die cut the grass and small flowers. This was a fun card to create and I really like the way it turned out. This peeking gnome can be used in so many ways!

Be sure to check out these new images and all the rest here.

Thanks for stopping by.



Seeing the Beauty

>> Sunday, April 5, 2020

With the feeling of isolation many may be relying on nature to provide us with comfort.

This image Silhouette Background is perfect for a night sky / sun setting scene.

Embossed the white base with a birch tree emboss folder and popped up on dimensionals.

Stamped the Silhouette Background image and masked off a small portion with a circle. Sponging light yellow, orange, mauve, purple and navy from bottom to top and then back down to blend the colors. Then I pulled the mask off and very lightly added the light yellow over the unmasked circle. Finally white dots were added to the upper portion for stars.

I used a black sharpie to add the hill and die cut the oval. The image and Birthday Multi Greeting are popped on dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card. I hope it inspires you to try a setting sun background.


Under the weather...

>> Saturday, April 4, 2020


Between the large quantities of rain we've had lately, the directives to stay inside and so many ill in the world, this card just kind of worked itself out....

I started my card by stamping our Country Window in the center of a white piece of card stock using black ink.  I used a blade to remove all the window panes and then masked the image to stamp our Wood Grain Background across the whole card using grey ink. I sponged grey ink around the edges, added the top 2 lines of our Under the Weather Greeting and set it aside.  On a separate piece of card stock I stamped our Lightning image and masked it.  I used a couple of different blue inks to dab on my colors.  Once it was dry and I removed the mask, I taped it behind my window and attached everything to a folded blue card.

Stay Healthy and Stamping!


Silver Bells

>> Friday, April 3, 2020

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! And I hope you've been able to stay well. We've had some really insanely high pollen counts here. Like over 9000! And I've definitely been feeling that. Since it's the beginning of April, I needed a Christmas card for the Splitcoast Fan Club Christmas Challenge. 

For my card, I silver embossed the pine bough image across the brushed silver paper then die cut it and a dk gray/sparkle paper. The greeting was also silver embossed on a smaller piece of the dk gray.
The bells image was colored w/ Copics & pretty much all of the cool gray Prismacolor pencils then fussy cut. I kept the greenery on the gray side of green so it wouldn't stand out so much. I may be a little biased, but I really like how the bells turned out.
Here are the Copics I used:
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend and stay safe!

stamps: DRS Designs - Holly Jingle BellsDeco Peace & JoyPine Bough
paper:  Staples 110# white,  brushed silver stardream, dk gray Royal Fiber
ink:  Encore Ultimate metallic silver pigment, Memento tuxedo black


Happy Easter Speckles!

>> Thursday, April 2, 2020

Good morning!
Easter is coming soon, are you ready with your cards?
My grand kids love colorful candy in their
Easter baskets so I thought I'd make some speckled
Jelly Beans for this card. I used the Splatter Background

To make the Jelly Beans spreckled.  I needed to make a mask first
but then it was very easy using a few different colored inks.
and out.

My next card uses the Splatter Background again, this time for one of the eggs.
I made a mask for this card as well.
The other stamps used were: Easter Egg with Bow
I love these colorful cards and I know kids of all ages will too!
Thanks for visiting today!


Vintage Birthday Buzz

>> Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A lot of my friends don't know this about me, but I love to eat bumble bees.  They are so crunchy and sweet.  People in Alabama cook them a lot of different ways, but I personally pull the stingers off, and then pop a bunch of them in the microwave with a bit of salt and honey. They sort remind me of kettle cooked popcorn. 

Of course, I am kidding.  It is April Fools.  I don't get anywhere near bees and I would do everything in my power not to have to eat one!

I do have a cute birthday card I made with 5 DRS Designs Happy Bee images.  I stamped them, colored them with my water-colors, and fussy cut them.  I layered them on top of 3 Calendar pages that I distressed with scissors and several colors of Distress Inks (Linen and Vintage Photo). I also tucked in a few flowers from the Flower Border.  The sentiment is Another Year Flies By.

I recycled a copy paper box to make the main base, and tucked in a little bit of silver wire thread. 

I think it came out super fun and happy.

Thanks for visiting and stay safe!




Happy Easter

>> Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Hi Everyone,

I'm sending you all thoughts and prayers for health, physical and mental, during these times.  Unless things change dramatically soon, it looks like my Easter celebration dinner will have to wait until next year.  On the bright side, everyone liked the invites and here are the last two that celebrate the message of hope that Easter brings to us.

I made the bottom background paper using the Open Plaid and Large Original Plaid background stamps.  I stamped one vertically and one horizontally to get that effect.  After adding an embossed flower background, I covered the seam of the papers by fussy cutting and coloring up the Flower Border to match.  I then stamped and die cut the Blessed with Gifts Easter Greeting and attached  a few more flowers for embellishment.

My second card is more simple.  I embossed the bottom portion in a lavender to match the Small Easter Cross, and added a strip of patterned ribbon. The die cut Celebrate Easter Celebrate Christ Greeting and a few gems finished it off.

If you find yourself with extra time, be sure to stop by the DRS Designs store and pick up some new stamps to jump start your cardmaking mojo!

Wishing you all the best...


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