>> Saturday, September 24, 2016
>> Friday, September 23, 2016
by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
In the spirit of fall, I thought I'd share an Autumn Greetings card. It was pretty easy to make. Well, after I figured out what leaf from the yard works best. For the big lt green leaf bg, I picked a Japanese maple leaf (it was still green), put it face down on a piece of water color paper, put it between two paper towels then between the cutting plates on my Big Shot & ran it thru. From trial & error, these leaves worked the best. I even did a few of these leaves that had turned red, but the color changed to purple on the w/c paper. Only the paper towels retained the red color. If you'd like to see the pictures of the different results, I did a post on my blog HERE a couple of weeks ago. This card was using one of the examples I made.
Splatter Bg & added the greeting. For the strips of sage green (leftovers!), I stamped them first w/ the Woodgrain Bg in sage ink then added some splatters in brown. I added a tied metallic bow & some sequins. And the metallic cord was silver so I colored over it w/ a brown Copic. I thought I had some gold cord, but couldn't find it. Copics to the rescue again!
Here's a look at the inside.
>> Thursday, September 22, 2016
Trick or Treat!
>> Wednesday, September 21, 2016
I love Dollar General's cheap Christmas Ornaments. Every year, I try to pick up a few of the new ornaments when they come out and alter them. This year, I picked out a chalkboard ornament. One side has "Be Merry" on it, but the other side is blank, I embossed the Small Merry Christmas sentiment in white EP and fussy cut a glittered up Triple Holly image to decorate the top. I think it came out wonderfully.
Super easy and super fun!
>> Tuesday, September 20, 2016
>> Monday, September 19, 2016
Happy Monday Everyone. A few weeks ago I was at a friend's house making cards. She had a ton of dies that belong to her sister in law and I die cut quite a few things, including this ornate frame. I don't know about you, but it reminds me of the types of frames that would be used on family portraits in the mansions in old Vincent Price and Alfred Hitchcock movies. So I had to use it as a frame for a family portrait of the new zombies here at DRS Designs.
I started by stamping and masking the zombie crawler, then stamped and masked the guy zombie and last I stamped the zombie girl. They were all colored with Copics. I cut the "portrait" down to size and glued it into the black frame. The orange panel was embossed with a CB EF. I added the black strip for some variation. The half pearls were peach colored, so I used a Copic marker to color them orange. The Jack O lantern was created using an old paper punch. Not even sure who made it!
Here's a look at the inside.
Since there was no room on the front, I put the greeting on the inside and added some accent bats. This card goes with this week's color challenge too. You can see details here. We'd love to have you join in the fun.
Thanks for stopping by today,