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I couldn't resist using this cute Tiny Frog (420A) from DRS Designs to make my own pattern paper. I stamped it repeatedly and then colored each one with Copic Markers. Don't they go great with the Frog on a Log (252H) as the focal image? It too was colored with Copic Markers to match the hand stamped pattern paper. I wrapped some twine around the card front and then popped up the matted image on top of it with foam tape for dimension. The bottom was stamped with the coordinating Hoppy Birthday sentiment (440E). Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
The challenge this week on the DRS Designs blog is an easy one...Punches!! We all have paper punches don't we? I know I probably have 15 border punches alone! I used one of them to decorate the horizontal panel in the background of this card. Do you consider Nestabilities as paper punches as well? If so, that's what I used for the bird's matted layer so that would count too.
It is important to think of Mom and Dad this time of year, but as the end of the school year draws near, it's important to remember our teachers too. After all, regular K-12 grade school teachers spend more time with our children then we do! Here's a Teacher's Thank You card that will let your teacher know just how much you appreciate his or her hard work.
All of the stamps I used are by DRS Designs. I started by coloring the Shooting Star (509H) with Copic Markers. Then I cut it and matted it using Nestie dies. I created the large banner panel to go behind it and embossed it with a star embossing folder. The background panel was stamped with the Interlocking Star Background (819H) with yellow ink and then the Starry Background (124H) with black ink. I then created a horizontal banner for the conGRADulations sentiment (867D). As a final touch, I added yellow Stickles to the star. Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5."
For starters, I must apologize for having to turn on word verification. I've been getting tons of spam comments over the last 2 days and I'm hoping this will slow it down or perhaps actually stop it. I promise I won't keep it on for long. Please keep leaving comments for me and bear with me thru this difficult time. Thanks! Now,onto something much more fun... Since Mother's Day has passed it's now time to think about Dad! I'm loving DRS Designs Argyle Background (438P) and the Solid Diamond (441A) that I used to create my own pattern paper on this card.
The sentiment I used for the focal point of my card is the Father's Day Greeting (782G). I sponged it with blue ink while it was still in the Nestability die and matted as shown. I used the last line of the greeting for the tag sentiment by stamping each word under each other rather than keeping it in one line. The tag was adhered using a brad and I used twine to create the tassel. Finished card size is A2- 5.5" x 4.25." Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!
The pull-out portion was stamped with the Big Deal Birthday Greeting (852G) so that when it's in the pocket, the lower portion of the greeting is covered by the playing cards image. A red Copic Marker was used to fill in the heart and the diamond was paper pieced to make the "is" stand out.
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Way back in 2009 when I was playing around with Alcohol Inks and created this Graduation card I had several practice pieces that were stamped with the Silhouette Hilker (1026G) left over. As with all of my stamping "scraps" I keep them neatly tucked away in a binder in case I can find a future use for them. I was conveniently able to put one of them to use use for this non-traditional graduation card I'm sharing with you today.
The image panel started as glossy white cardstock. I sponged on blue and silver alcohol inks for the sky and the ground was done using greens and gold. I used Staz On ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to strategically place the Hiker image along the line where the 2 colors met. I wanted it to look like he was over looking a mountain. I split up the Leave A Path Greeting (860G) and stamped the Hiker Boot Prints (946D) to embellish the bottom of the card front.
Graduation cards don't always have to depict a cap and gown or other school-type images. The stamps I've used on this graduation card make it unique since graduation isn't an ending. It's just beginning of the next chapter in someone's life, and this greeting is all about heading out on your own and making a difference!
I recently saw a few cards on SCS that used heat embossing on kraft cardstock with white embossing powder rather than embossing with black on white cardstock. What a beautiful look! I tried this technique and I love the results!
It was also a nice change to color the Flower Border (1076H) with Watercolor pencils and blend them with water rather than use my fave Copic Markers. The background was stamped with Versamark ink using a daisy flower that has been retiredand I used a portion of the Sitting Thinking Greeting (398F) for the sentiment. This was definitely "out of the box" for me but I think it turned out very pretty. What do you think?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stoppin' by!