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Baby Sweater

>> Friday, May 29, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! And I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day holiday. Hubby barbecued 3 days straight! Doesn't get much better than that! Good thing he got all that setting food on fire out of his system because now apparently Texas has decided to share some of those thunderstorms with us. And hubs is in Florida and having a hard time getting home due to delays because of the thunderstorms. Looks like another Lean Cuisine for me. Sigh...

Since it always seems like wedding & baby shower season this time of year, I made a baby card. I remember seeing one a long while back w/ a tiny little knitted sweater & I've been wanting to make one for quite awhile. So that's I what set out to do! Now I DID NOT knit this little Barbie sized sweater on those toothpicks. I knit it on regular needles...just way smaller than the yarn called for. I think it recommended sz 8 and I used about a 3. So that was fun enough! When I got to the top, I just slipped it onto the toothpicks. I added a dot embossed white background and part of the Diapers Rattles & Blankets Greeting on a die cut panel & added some yellow stars w/ bows (the rest of the greeting is on the inside).  On the larger white background, I stamped the Stars Background w/ the yellow ink then added my baby sweater. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Supplies:
paper: Neenah white, yellow textured
ink: Memento tuxedo black, dandelion
accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting bascis A & B, Romantic rectangles 2 dies, Memory Box precious stars dies, yarn, toothpicks, Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder

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Challenge #176 - Easy as 1-2-3!

>> Thursday, May 28, 2015

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!
First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
Shawna 

Congrats, you are the winner from our Color Inspired Challenge!  
Please contact us at info@drsdesigns.com to claim your prize. 

For this week's challenge, it's all in the numbers..
Easy as 1-2-3!

 (Use 1 of something, 2 of something & 3 of something..could be 1 image, 2 layers, 3 colors or 1 greeting, 2 embellishments, 3 die cuts..endless combination! Just let us know how you counted.)


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, June 3, 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. From all of the entries we receive, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $10 store voucher to DRS Designs!

Here are some wonderful ways with counting cards from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!
1 Sentiment, 2 Border cuts and 3 Butterflies
Karin
1 Sentiment, 2 Different Dry Embossing, 3 Embellishments-ribbon, button, pearls
Shelia
1 sentiment, 2 colors (pink & gray), 3 embellishments (button, baker's twine, lace)  


1 greeting, 2 colors (blue & white), 3 die cuts (border & 2 sizes of pinwheels)

Nancy
1 greeting, 2 flowers, and 3 butterflies
Jennifer E.
1 butterfly, 2 rhinestones, 3 scalloped borders




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Weather Wisdom

>> Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I have been playing with Brushos water color crystals and embossing to make some fun backgrounds.  I love how this one came out:


For my base, I took a mat and sprinkled on three colors of Brushos.  I then sprayed them with water and smashed my paper into the crystals.  I then let it dry and embossed the Raindrop Background with white embossing powder and Versamark. For the top panel, I used the same color mixture, but I smashed my paper into the mixture several times until it all blended and covered the paper.  I embossed the Dancing in the Rain greeting and the Umbrella images on the same panel.  Next I fussy cut the umbrella, added Stickles to make it look like it was shimmering in the rain, and then I popped it up on the corner. 

A fun card to make!

Hugz

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Our House Birdhouse

>> Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I just met my new neighbors a week ago, and I decided to make a card with them in mind. We just celebrated Memorial Day, so I chose to use an all American red, white and blue theme for the card.  I love that summer is unofficially here, don't you?  

I stamped the Single Birdhouse multiple times to create my focal image and die cut it using my oval dies, but I did it at an angle, just to give it a different look.  I colored them with my Copic markers and added one of the birdies from the Love Birds Branch stamp that I colored and fussy cut, to the top of one of the houses. 


The background was made using these three stamps:

The sentiment, Our House to Yours was punched out and adhered using dimensional tape.  To finish it off, I added a striped ribbon along with some photo corners that were created using a punch. 

Thank you for looking in today!
Karin

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Memorial Day

>> Monday, May 25, 2015

Since today is Memorial here in the USA, I thought I'd share a patriotic card in honor of our military heroes.


I've seen a lot of shaker cards on line and in card magazines lately so I decided to create one. I haven't made a shaker card in years. I started with a blue card base and added a red panel. Next I stamped the oval stain glass image on white CS with Memento Black ink and colored it with red, blue and light gray Copics. The blue panel was stamped with the splatter background image in VersaMark ink, after die cutting the circle out. The sentiment was stamped in black ink on white CS, then the USA was stamped in red after stamping off once. Sequins were added to the inside for the shaker part and some star buttons in red, white and blue complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today!

shelia

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Bee Happy

>> Sunday, May 24, 2015

My card for today shows some of the new DRS designs stamps.



I started with a 4.25 x 5.5 card and added some embossed layers. For the stamped panel I stamped the Broken Flower Fence, then stamped the Single Birdhouse and the Lovebirds Branch. Copic markers were used to color the image. And a Spellbinder Rectangle die was used the cut out the image. I stamped the Spring Bee Happy Greeting   using a stamp positioner  to stamp so I could use the circle die. Then the Happy Bee was stamped over the top in yellow ink. Some ribbon and bling finished the card.

Have a wonderful day,

Janett

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Bee Happy

>> Saturday, May 23, 2015

Good morning!
I hope everyone is having a nice weekend so far! If it isn't raining in your neck of the woods, maybe you are out doing some gardening!
Hearing of the plight of our honey bees, I love going out where I have an abundance of blooms this year, to the front yard and hearing all the busy little bees doing their thing! I have a Purple Robe Lotus tree in front and in back that are just loaded with the most gorgeous hot pinkish purple blooms right now that are sweet as can be.

I also used polka dot ribbon and an embossing folder with swiss dots, a label die and black Liquid Pearls.
I made a reverse image of the Bitsy Bee by stamping the Bitsy Bee onto the back of an acrylic stamp (solid back) then stamping it onto paper. I used dark grays to color his face so that the little expression could still be seen. The polka dot button centers are shaded at the bottom to give them a bit of a 3-D look as if there are real buttons in the centers, and the butterfly has Stickles on the wings (as do the bees).  The bees are fussy cut and stuck on with foam tape.  What looks like black brads on my sentiment label is really black Liquid Pearls.
The main image is matted with yellow then black and the card base is black with a white insert. The ribbon is actually two different ribbons.  One is solid (the one laying on the card front) and the bow is sheer.
Thanks for visiting today, come back soon! Have fun stamping!
Robin




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