Monday, November 24, 2008

DRS Blog Challenge #9

I spent a little time in my stamp room this weekend and I seem to be slowly finding bits and pieces of my mojo, Thank Goodness! I was really starting to getting worried that it was lost for good. Today is a DRS Designs blog challenge day. We do a different challenge ever other Monday and would love it if you would play along with us! This week we are on Challenge #9-Postage Frame Stamps! WOW, was this challenge! DRS Designs carry a ton of these awesome postage frame stamps that you can dress up any envelope with. They are all so cute I wish I had more of them. Our challenge for today was not to use them on an envelope though, the challenge is to use them on a card as the focal point. So, go ahead, pull out your postage frames and get to work!! Be sure to let us know if you participate by posting a link here so we can come visit you. If you post to an online gallery, be sure to use the keyword DRSC9 so we can find it!!!

To check out all of the cool postage frame stamps at DRS Designs click HERE.

Now onto my card...I only have a couple postage frame stamps so this was definitely a challenge!
I just went to the annual stamp expo they had here in town this weekend and I bought some felt snowflakes that I was just dying to use. I thought they went perfect with this postage frame stamp. The shimmery cardstock is just regular cardstock that I painted with Shimmerz Paint - Angel Wings. Beautiful shimmery cardstock in any color is simple with Shimmerz. All I did was paint the entire piece of cardstock with the paint. Then while it is still wet, I used a paper towel and rubbued over the entire piece of cardstock in a circular motion. This helps even out any brush strokes that you might have had from painting it on. Viola, shimmery cardstock in any color. After you rub the cardstock with the paper towel, the cardstock is ready to be stamped on. For my card I "shimmerized" the light purple background and both of the white pieces. I then stamped and or Cuttlebugged them. I love the gorgeous look that the Shimmerz gives!
I finished this card late last night and didn't have good light to photograph it. I had hoped for good light this morning but it is overcast and unfortunately, very snowy. Because of this I had to use the flash for my card instead of natural light. Sorry about that. If it brightens up later today I will try and take a better picture!


Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Shimmerz paint - Angel wings, Felt Snowflake, MM brad, foam dimensionals, misc ribbon.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

marywebb said...

Tht is so beautiful!!! Glad you are getting it back!!! :o)

Vicki said...

Heather, this is soooo totally gorgeous!! WOW!! You did a fabulous job with this challenge!! I can see your Shimmerz and it looks gorgeous on here!! Maybe it's the purple on this, but I LOVE it!! :) TFS!!! I think you're well on your way to saying "hello to mojo"!! :)

Jennifer E. said...

Heather, This card is beautiful! Nice touch adding the felt snowflake--It looks like it was meant to go there!

Nancy said...

So beautiful, Heather!! I'm glad that the mojo is coming back...I've been praying it would!! Love the elegance of this card!

Kisa Peters said...

Heather! SNOWFLAKES in purple! I LOVE IT! LOve the Shimmerzy paper too!

Debi said...

This is stunning!!! Love it!!!

Libby Hickson said...

Gorgeous card Heather - love the color! And what a neat tip for making shimmery cardstock - I will most certainly have to try that!

Maria Matter said...

Heather, this is striking! Love all the shimmer. Thanks for the paint tip...would have never thought of that, you're so clever! I really like the snowflakes paired with the shades of purple! Just beautiful!
Blessings, Maria

fairymadjo said...

ohhh soooo stunning huggs jo x

nessy said...

oh heather this card is amazing ~love the snowflake with the pearl inside ~fantastic idea!!
so glad you found your mojo ~guess we all feel like that now and again!!
vanessa xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Heather - this card is stunning ... the colour is fabulous too ... A big fat welcome home to your MoJo

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is STUNNING, heather! I love the sparkle and your layout is terrific!

Kari said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love all the sparkle!! Great job Heather!

Shirley said...

I've seen others from the challenge and yours is definitely a really creative and elegant one! Wonderful ribbon and snowflake embellishments!