Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! Today I wanted to highlight one of the many wonderful stamp catagories from DRS Designs...VERTICAL WORDING STAMPS! Did you know that DRS Designs carries over 20 different vertical sentiment stamps. I'm sure you all own tons of sentiment stamps but how many of those stamps have vertical wording...my guess is, not many. I've found vertical senitments very hard to come by. These sentiments work great with tall central images that don't leave room for the traditional horizontal sentiment. I love doing sketch challenges and I've found a lot of sketch challenges lately where I was wishing for a vertical sentiment.
For my card today, I used Sketch Challenge SC175 from SCS (it was a great sketch for showcasing the use of vertical sentiments). On my card, I used the DRS Designs stamp "Vertical 2 line Happy Birthday" to compliment the adorable "Frog Daddy" image. To modify my sentiment to read "Hoppy" instead of "Happy" I inked only the H, P's and Y with a water-based marker and stamped them on my white half circle cardstock. I added the eyelet to stand for the "o".
I stamped my frog image on white cardstock and colored it in with Bic Mark*it permanent markers. After coloring the frog I painted over the green with Green Olive Shimmerz paint to give it the extra bit of shine. I also painted the entire green layer of cardstock with the same Green Olive Shimmerz. The light blue background layer was embossed using the Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder. After embossing I painted the entire piece of cardstock with Angel's Wings Shimmerz and then sponged around the outside with a darker navy ink.
If you haven't already, I definitely recommend taking a little "trip" over to the DRS Designs website to check out the terrific selection of vertical sentiments!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

9 comments:

Debi said...

What an adoarable card!! I love the image...it is just perfect for the layout. Beautifully done!!!

Dawn said...

Great job Heather... I lvoe your creativity!!!

nessy said...

oooooooh just love this cheeky chappy ~wonderful card!!
vanessa xx

Vicki said...

I totally LOVE this card!! One of my fav images!! :)

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Said it before, say it again. LOVE this card. Great job with the vertical wording and this layout and all the shimmer - yum!

Kisa Peters said...

Great card! I LOVE it! So shimmery!

Kimberly said...

Cute card! Love the vertical stamps-what a great idea!

Angie C said...

Oh Heather, this is such a great and fun card - I love it.
Angie

Danyelle Kessler said...

Loving the texture of the embossing with this image. What you did with the shimmerz is awesome!