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Monster Hugs

>> Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I have another creepy zombie card to share here today.  I wanted to use the fun Monster Hugs Greeting, and chose to pair it up with the new Zombie Hand Wave.  Doesn't it look like he's coming up to hug (or maybe grab and eat) you?!  

Since there is only the one hand, and it's the right hand once you stamp it, I used a reverse image stamp to give me the left.  If you don't have a reverse image stamp (and I don't) I simply stamped my image onto a clear block and turned that over and stamped it next to the other hand.  It does stamp lighter, so I just stamped it twice, (and it's easy to line up, because you can see through the clear block) and that seemed to do the trick.  Once I colored and die cut it, you couldn't even tell which is which. 

My background was created using the Spooky Tree Limb and I added the punched border of drippy goo to look like oozing blood.  Wow, I'm a little grossed out typing the end of that! 

Thanks for visiting us today!


Monster Hugs

>> Monday, August 29, 2016

I am really liking this new Monster Hugs greeting (975D) from DRS Designs. As a grandmother I can see this on all of my grandkids' Halloween cards this year. I mean, what else does a grandma give her grands? Right? Well, besides candy?!!

I started by stamping the mummy image onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, masked him and stamped the tombstone image and silhouette graveyard image. I used Copics to color the grassy area and sky, then die cut the image and layered it onto purple and green CS. I did the same thing with the Monster Hugs greeting (975D). The card base is green with a purple layer that was stamped with the monster eyes background image using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder.

I added a white layer on the inside and stamped the same silhouette graveyard image with Versafine Black Onyx ink on the bottom for some added interest.

Hope you are enjoying these new images. Be sure to check out the on line store for details.

Thanks for stopping by,


Everyday Stained Glass

>> Sunday, August 28, 2016

Good Morning all, today I am taking a break from my much loved Zombies. To share with you a tutorial on DRS designs Stained Glass Stamps  they have four different styles of stamps. Today I am going to show you three different techniques.

I always start by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then coloring with Copic markers.

For this card I used the Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped over the top of the Large Single Butterfly.

Then I used a Copic Marker to color the background.

To finish the card I die cut and added some layers.

For my next card I colored the background because I wanted to emboss the stained glass and Copic and embossing don't work well together.

I stamped the Stain Glass with Color Box black and use clear embossing powder.

For my last card I stamped the Stained Glass over the top of the butterfly with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Then I cover the whole thing with Versa Mark Ink and Extra Thick Embossing Powder.

This gives the look of glass.

These are fun stamps that can give a whole different look to any stamp not just Christmas or Easter.

You can find many more examples Here.

Have a wonderful day,


Zombie Halloween!

>> Saturday, August 27, 2016

Good morning!
Time for more ghoul times with this scary zombie!.

Yes, this is my favorite sketch again!!
It is perfect for a color blocking type Halloween card!!
I do LOVE purple and green together too. It's the new black and orange!!
These zombie characters are very fun to color! and the sentiments with this new release are so totally perfect! (New release stamps: 955D Zombie Hand Wave, 932F Zombie Crawler, 936G Zombie Rising Halloween Greeting)
Yikes!  I'd be scared out of my wits if I saw something like this, even at a haunted house when I knew it was all pretend and dress up!  I'm just like that!  I get scared (funny, giggly kind of scared) if someone chases me down the hall!  You should sit next to me at a scary movie...Harry and the Hendersons...I jump out of my seat and screamed in my poor husband's ear when he came off the roof of the car...alive!  Jurassic Park, don't even go there!
So, yes, I make scary faces and act like I'm seeing gore when I color these guys...I catch myself all the time!  Heehee, so funny!
Well. I'm hoping you are having a great weekend!!!
Keep on stampin!


Zombie Warning!

>> Friday, August 26, 2016

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Is it starting to look a little spooky around here? Must be all the wonderful new DRS Halloween images! It looks like our own version of  the Walking Dead! I picture  these zombies as kind of greenish gray so that's how I colored this new Zombie Gal. Since the background is also a shadowy gray, I wanted some color so I added the orange to her shirt & the spooky moon (which was stamped separately & fussy cut). The bg was sponged in using the pumice ink & a cloud stencil I made using a piece of acetate (from a piece of packaging) & a pair of scallop scissors. I made it out of the plastic because I wanted it to hold up & also so I could wipe it off. Since it was made years ago, so far, so good! I used the same ink to stamp the grass. 
Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: white, orange
ink: Memento tuxedo black Distress Ink pumice stone, Versafine onyx
accessories: Copic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, stitched rectangle die, self made cloud stencil, red micron pen



Challenge #241-Monsters & Witches & Ghouls, oh my !

>> Thursday, August 25, 2016

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!

First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
Wendy Bellino 

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

 This week's challenge might be a little scary ...
Monsters & Witches & Ghouls, oh my!

 (use any image, die cut, punch, technique, but make it a Halloween card. Use witches, monsters, ghouls, goblins...anything scary!

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below and please remember to link back to us. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, August 31, at 6:30 pm ET and please link new creations only (no back dated or duplicate entires)We are now limiting the number of entries to 3 per personChallenge 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 20% off coupon to the DRS Designs store!

Here are some shaking creations from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!





Beach Zombie

>> Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I love a beach scene and I love the new Zombie images DRS Designs has come out with, so I combined the two and came up with this fun card!

I stamped the new Zombie hand and Zombie Sign images, masked them and a circle (for the moon), then sponged around them with Distress Inks, and stamped my fav Sea Grass image.  I needed it to look a little more like night time so I added a few moonlight touches with a white gel pen.  Fun, fun, fun. 

Now this would be a bit scarier than some little old sharks don't you think?




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