Monday, August 4, 2008

DRS Designs Blog Challenge #1 - INCHIES

Today marks the official start of the DRS Designs blog challenges. We plan to run our challenges on a bi-weekly basis. Every other Monday a challenge will be posted on the DRS Designs blog along with inspiration from the design team. If you would like more info. on a particular project, just click the link for the individual design team member's blog. We would love for you to play along as well! There is no time limit, we just want you to be inspired and have fun! If you participate we would love to know and would love to see your project. Just leave a comment on the challenge post on the DRS Designs blog with a direct link to your project and we'll head over to check it out! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword DRSC1.

So without further ado....

Challenge #1....INCHIES!!!
These 1"x1" squares are all the rage right now and a lot of fun (in some peoples opinions-LOL)!! You can use an image that fits within your square OR use a 1" portion of a larger image! Those of you who are followers of my blog know that I recently made my first inchie a few weeks ago. You also know that I'm not exactly a huge inchie fan. I find it hard, actually next to impossible, to work with (and cut) such a small piece of paper. For my challenge card I chose to go with the "several inches for one large image" option. It is hard to tell by the picture, but for my main image I stamped it on white cardstock and colored it, then I stamped it a second time on a piece of scrap white cardstock and colored it again. I layered it over the first image with non-permanent adhesive, cut it into 1"x1" squares, removed the top layer pieces and popped each little piece up with a dimensional. Considering my lack of love for inchies, I thought this card turned out pretty ok.

Here is a close-up of the image. You can see how I popped up the image better in this photo.Supplies used: All stamps are DRS Designs, Basic Black and Summer Sun cardstock from SU, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Bazzil Bling orange cardstock, self adhesive gems from K&Co., Amuse ribbon, May Arts Ribbon, Prismacolor markers, Koh-i-noor colored pencils w/OMS, Art Institute glitter (Lion's Mane and Black), Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder, Nestibilities ribbon slide die.

Check out the DRS Designs blog for some more terrific inchie cards made by the rest of the DRS Designs team!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you decide to play along with our challenge!

10 comments:

marywebb said...

Beautiful card!!! Sounds like a LOT of work!!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wowza, what a beautiful card!!!!! In an earlier comment I congratulated you on being a guest designer --- oops, correction...congrats on being a member of the design team, so well deserved!!!!!

Vicki said...

This is so gorgeous!! Love all the added dimension you gave your pretty flower!! ;)

Kisa Peters said...

This is beautiful! I just love it!

Angie C said...

Gorgeous card and love the dimension

Debi said...

What a beautiful card. You did an awesome job on it!! Congrats for being on the design team! Well deserved!

Kari said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love how you created it!!! Great colors too!

Richelle said...

This turned out Gorgeous!!! Heather-awesome work.

Jennifer E. said...

Awesome! Your sunflower is beautiful! I love the glitter! Great job using inchies!

Maureen said...

Great job - really love how you popped up all those pieces!