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>> Tuesday, March 9, 2021

 Hi Everyone, 

I'm sending everyone blessings today, by way of my card share.  The way I see it, we can all use and extra blessing or two, right?

Here I made my own splatter background, by flicking some watered down green ink onto my paper. I usually use the Splatter Background stamp, but I thought you all might be tired of me doing that.  However, I think the stamp actually works better and looks better than the DIY version, if your looking for my opinion ;-)

I stamped and embossed the Silhouette Shamrock Field and added a green glitter strip to anchor my sentiment, which was embellished with a few fussy cut Four Leaf Clovers.

Both the Blessings on St. Patrick's Day Greeting and the Shamrocks were heat embossed.

As I mentioned last week, friends and family have many birthdays in March, so here is another offering using my favorite flower stamp the Dogwood Branch.  The background was also heat embossed and I added some pink chalk around the God Bless Birthday Greeting.

I tried to get a close up of the embossing and the random gems.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Get Your Irish On!

>> Monday, March 8, 2021

Happy Monday everyone. Trust you had a great weekend and found some time to get creative. I've been enjoying playing with the newest St. Patrick's Day images from DRS Designs. My first card features the new Arched Window image and the little frog/toad from the Toad Made for you Recognition image.

To create my little scene I first stamped the silhouette shamrocks with Memento Bamboo ink, then I stamped the wood grain image with Distress Antique Linen ink. I sponged on some DO inks to color in the scene. The Arched window was stamped onto white CS with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. I did the same thing with the little toad and the top hat from the Top Hat St. Patrick's Day Greeting. Once everything was attached to the panel the Get Your Irish On greeting was stamped with Versafine Black ink and then the panel was added to the white card base.

My next card is rather simple, but I really like the look. I did the same technique for the background that I did a couple of weeks ago. The silhouette clover image was stamped with some Altenew green ink. I stamped the image twice before reinking to give the two different shades of green. The Top Hat St. Patrick's Day greeting was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with copics and die cut. I layered it on a couple more die cut rectangles to it some dimension,

I really like the simple look of this card. It would be easy to mass produce. I'm going to look through my stamps and see what other solid images I have that could be used to create a background like this. Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by today. You can check out all the new images at DRS Designs here.




Happy St. Patrick's day

>> Saturday, March 6, 2021


From the moment I saw the new SHAMROCK OF SHAMROCKS - 407M stamp I knew I wanted to do a full background. I started out with creating a mask of the stamp. (Yes I fussy cut this image but it is well worth it.) I then used a green card stock and white heat embossed starting on one edge then masking over the already embossed Shamrock of Shamrocks. That way I could do one part at a time and know that I was not muddying it up the Shamrocks..

Once my background was done I then stamped a white card stock and colored the image with copics and added the TOP HAT ST. PATRICK'S DAY GREETING - 378G.

I then cut down the white layer and popped it up on dimensionals. I finished with some punched gold cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card this week.


Gnome Window

>> Friday, March 5, 2021

  by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I think spring is just around the corner. We had some daffodils & crocus start blooming in sunnier parts of the flower beds. Pollen & allergy season is on its way..Yay! Better stock up on the allergy meds. 

For my card, I started by stamping the gnome, masking him then stamping the window. I colored it so it would look like the gnome was sticking his head out the open window. The dk brown bg was stamped w/ the brick wall & I added a little more color to it. For the greeting, I had to stamp it a line at a time in order to move the lines a little closer together since I didn't have the room to stamp it as is. The lg white panel was a little short, so I added very thin brown strips above & below to give it some balance.

Here is the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white, dk brown
ink:  Memento tuxedo black,
accessories: Rubbernecker  Rectangle StitchSquare dies,  Copic Sketch MarkersMISTI,


Happy Thoughts!

>> Thursday, March 4, 2021

Good morning!

My first card this morning has the Arched Window looking 
out at an ocean scene in a shaker!
For the scene out the window I used:

The sentiment, Happy Thoughts is added at the bottom on a pennant/banner.  
I scored the bottom to look like bead board, every 1/4" and left the top plain then colored it 
with B000 Copic.  The bottom was lightly sponged with Morning Mist.     
I also added 1/4" chair railing in white and used a C2 Copic to make a shadow under the railing.    
My frame is from Lawn Fawn.  
I cut out the window panes and added acetate behind them.  
Next I made my little scene and colored with a variety of blues, grays, beige  and red.  
I made a sun stencil punching a circle from a post-it then used  
brushes to apply color to the sky.  
I made an inner popped up frame using a Fun Foam sheet then before adding  
the scene to the back of the front window scene.  
I added some shaker pieces mostly sequins and Prills.

My next card features the Arched Window on a yellow siding and brick house (I remember one from my youth that I thought was so pretty).

I stamped the window then masked and stamped the bricks and Wood Grain Background.  I stamped the wheelbarrow and butterflies separately and fussy cut them then glued them on.
I added some transparent red acrylic dots to my sentiment banner 
and fishtailed the end.

Thanks for visiting today!



When You Need Some Good Luck...

>> Wednesday, March 3, 2021

 Nothing like a bit of good luck, and someone is sure to have it after getting all these shamrocks!

I started this card by stamping the Shamrock of Shamrocks on my panel, masking, then stamping again.  I did this 3 times.  Then I stamped the Shamrock 3 more times using 2 of the Shamrocks to fill in any holes. Everything was colored with Distress Inks and water.  The last Shamrock of Shamrocks is popped up and has dots of Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint (Peacock) in the center of each one.  I finished it off with the new Blessings on St. Patrick's Day Greeting across the top (I was inspired to do my sentiment this way by THIS card done by Gem on SCS). 

Hoping your week is full of blessings AND good luck!




St. Patrick’s Day & A Birthday

>> Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Hi Everyone,

This cute little Peeking Gnome, rife with facial hair, made me remember I have this mustache embossing folder.  I thought it would make a great background for him and this funny Turn Their Ankles Greeting for my St. Patrick's day card share today.

This patterned paper was made using the Small Shamrock Group and the ubiquitous (at least on my projects) Splatter Background stamps in green and orange ink. To turn my gnome into a leprechaun, I replaced his hat with the top hat from the Top Hat St. Patrick's Day Greeting stamp.  And the added shamrocks were stamped, colored and fussy cut from the Tall Shamrocks stamp.

Inside I simply stamped the Top Hat St. Patrick's Day Greeting and the Tall Shamrocks again. 

March is a heavy birthday month, so this is the first of the cards I've made for family and friends.  

I realized I have two different honeycomb backgrounds, so I used both to dry emboss on my card, and I inked up the background embossing folder to add a light yellow hue.

I used the Bee Happy Birthday Greeting, along with the Bitsy Bumble Bee stamp.  I colored them up, punched them out and attached them using some dimensional foam tape. 

To finish it off, I simply added some glitter to the wings!

If you need more inspiration for your card making, be sure to pop on over to DRS Designs!

Thanks for stopping by,


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