Thursday, August 14, 2008

2 more Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenge cards

Here are 2 more of the cards I made for the Verve Stamps Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenges.

Notice the birds and the guessed it...SHIMMERZ!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend!! Make sure you check in on Monday for the newest DRS Designs challenge!

More Christmas cards

I've took advantage of the Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenges to get a jump on my Christmas card making. This year I have decided to just make individual cards for the special people who truly appreciate the time that goes into a card and I'm buying a box of cheap cards for the rest of the people who think that my cards are just printed off of the computer...duh!
Anyway, here are two more of the cards I made during my sketch challenge marathon. Both cards use one of my new Inkadinkado Christmas clear sets. For this first card, I stamped the main image sentiment and then carefully colored it guessed it SHIMMERZ!!!
I added the white dots around the edges (this was a very tedious task and I now know why I have never been a dotter!)
Supplies used: Stamps from Inkadinkado, Non-SU cardstock, Basic Grey DP, White Gel pen, Shimmerz paints, brads.

Supplies used: Inkadinkado snowman stamp, sentment is from DRS Designs, SU cardstock, Shimmery cardstock from unknown manufacterer, misc ribbon, Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

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

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 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!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Another Anni-VERVE-sary sketch

This time it is sketch challenge AVS10. Once again I took this photo yesterday with the uncooperative sun so the photo angle is a bit wonky. This card ended up being one of my favorites that I made during my stamping marathon. It is much prettier in real life! Once again, I used my new favorite product, Shimmerz paint. I painted the wings of all of the butterflies (it is easier to see this if you click on the image and look at the super-sized image).
Supplies used: Sentiment and Butterfly stamps are Verve Stamps, SU Linen background, SU cardstock, Basic Grey DP, Angel's Wings Shimmerz paint, Paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder, self adhesive gems.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Be sure to stop by tomorrow when I highlight one of the many wonderful stamp catagories from DRS Designs.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenges

I have been on a stamping marathon. 11 cards in a 24 hour span...YIKES! All of the cards I made were for the Verve Stamps Anni-VERVE-sary sketch challenges.
The card I'm sharing today is their AVS02 sketch. I bought some new Christmas stamps recently so I thought I would get them inked up right away.
Sorry for the weird photo angle, the sunlight would not cooperate with me today.
For this card I stamped my Christmas sentiment with Palette ink and then I carefully painted over it with Olive Green Shimmerz paint. It gives it a really great shimmery look. I also painted the green cardstock layers with the same Olive Green Shimmerz. If you haven't tried this stuff out yet, I highly recommend it! I think I used it on 6 of the 11 cards I made these past 2 days.

Supplies used: Sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado, Non-SU cardstock, Basic Grey DP, Shimmerz Olive Green paint, misc ribbon, misc self adhesive gems.

I hope you all had a great start to your week! Thanks for stopping by!