Saturday, December 7, 2013
Admit it. You've watched The Bachelor. That's where I got the idea for this card.
My Buckeyes are in another important game this weekend, this time with Michigan State for the Big Ten Championship. I have all the respect for Michigan State and have wonderful gratitude for their head coach, Mark Dantonio (he was the defensive coordinator for Ohio State when Ohio State won the National Championship in 2002).
All projections are that Michigan State will go to represent the Big 10 in the Rose Bowl, win or lose. They are worthy and have been snubbed in the past. So, as a Buckeye, I say, "Sparty, will you accept this rose?".
Should Ohio State win, we're on to Pasadena too. Only a week later to play for the National Championship. Should Ohio State crush our hearts and lose, we'll be off to someplace else that really won't matter.
So here's truly hoping both Big 10 teams will be in Pasadena to kickoff 2014.
The image used on this card is DRS Designs "Sweet Offering Cutie Pie Kid". I stamped image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover. I colored the image with Copic markers and drew the Block O on his sweater. I cut around the image with my detailed scissors.
The sentiment was computer generated. I placed "Sweet Offering Cutie Pie Kid" onto the card panel and drew in a shadow with a marker. Scarlet cardstock was placed at the top of the card panel, and Buckeye Blend Divine Twine from A Jillian Vance Design was tied along this cardstock. A football brad was added as a finishing touch.
So, I say...Go Buckeyes! Beat Michigan State! Let's all go to Pasadena!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thank goodness for Stickles! The current challenge on the DRS Designs Blog is to use glitter. My stamp room is already a mess, so I took the nice, neat easy way out and used crystal Stickles as a finishing touch on the torn paper used to create a snow covered ground.
I stamped the DRS Designs "Snow Background" onto white glossy cardstock and applied heat with a heat gun. Then, using a resist technique, I smeared Distress It Tumbled Glass ink over the entire piece of cardstock and wiped with a paper towel. Pretty cool effect.
The main image is from DRS Designs and is called "Snowman Bird Buddies". I stamped it with Marvy black dye onto X-Press It cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut with my detailed scissors. I placed it into my snowy scene.
I tied a sheer white ribbon to the card, added a clear snowflake charm and framed the scene with black cardstock.
Hope you'll join us for this week's challenge. One lucky participant will win some DRS Designs goodies!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
We're back at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog after a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. This week the challenge is "Anything Goes" so you have no excuse not to play with us. Don't forget the winner gets two free digital images of their choice from the Sassy Cheryl's store.
I will admit, I had this card made prior to the Ohio State/Michigan game. During the game, I thought I was going to have to make another card. That game was too close for comfort and the Buckeyes were quite lucky to come out of Ann Arbor with a win. When I made this card, I was thinking Rose Bowl (because that's nothing to be ashamed of), but now the future might even be brighter than that thanks to Auburn. One game at a time though. Go Buckeyes!!! Beat Michigan State!!!
Oh. Am I supposed to tell you how I made this card? LOL.
I stamped an image from Kraftin Kimmie's "Hey Ghoulfriend" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover. I colored the image with Copic markers. I stamped the small Block O alphabet stamp from All Night Media with Marvy Cherry dye. I added Crystal Stickles to the ball.
The sentiment "The Future is Bright" is from Kraftin' Kimmie's "Hey Ghoulfriend" and was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx. The "Ohio State Buckeyes" sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design's "Ohio Game Day Stamp Set" and was also stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.
The banner was cut with a Memory Box die using patterned paper from The Paper Studio. Scarlet cardstock frames the card panel.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Thanks so much, Auburn! And perhaps, just perhaps, our Buckeye future is indeed bright!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
After yesterday's Ohio State game, I needed to calm myself down a bit. I decided to work with the "Prince of Peace Stamp Set" again from A Jillian Vance Design, though this time with colored pencils. When they say coloring is relaxing, they are right.
For my card, I stamped the image with Stazon Jet Black ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils, and sprayed with a workable fixative.
The sentiment was stamped directly onto the image panel with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I framed the image panel with black cardstock, and placed it on a larger beige panel. I added a gold ribbon/bow as a finishing touch.
Thank you so much for visiting the blog today, and thanks so much to A Jillian Vance Design for the honor of being their guest designer today!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
I couldn't help myself once I conjured up the idea for this card.
I stamped the DRS Designs image of "Ohio Buckeye" onto X-Press It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored it with Copic markers and cut around it with detailed scissors. I adhered the buckeyes and leaves to scarlet cardstock that was cut with an emerald die set from A Jillian Vance Design. It was trimmed with a black marker and framed with silver cardstock.
Then, I stamped DRS Designs "High Tailin' Turkey" with Memento Tuxedo Black onto another sheet of X-Press It cardstock. I colored the turkey with Copic markers, drawing the "M" on his body. I cut around the image with my detailed scissors.
I stamped a portion of the sentiment from "Ohio Buckeye" inking with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker and adding an "s" and an "!". I cut the speech bubble with a die from A Jillian Vance Design.
I assembled everything onto a piece of texturized white cardstock, paper pierced and faux stitched, and framed with black and silver cardstock. Two pieces of "Ohio State" ribbon were added to the card as a final touch.
I hope your favorite team wins today. Well, unless your team is M!ch*g@n, LOL.
Final score???!!!! Buckeyes all the way, of course!!!
Friday, November 29, 2013
This card is a result of just playing around in my stamp room. Loving having some time off so I can do just that. It's fun!
I stamped the Magenta image (no clue what it is called...I looked on their website but it wasn't listed. I've had this image for *years*) with Memento Tuxedo Black dye onto Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover. I colored it with Copic markers. and framed it with black cardstock.
Then onto a panel of texturized light blue cardstock, I splotched and splattered some white acrylic paint and spread it along the grooves of the textured paper. I edged the panel with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass dye and Distress Ink Sugar Spun dye. I framed this panel with black cardstock.
I added a sheer white ribbon, a button and some Baker's Twine and called this card done.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving! A day to be thankful, for sure.
I created this card using the funny image from DRS Designs "Hi Tailin' Turkey" and paired it with DRS Designs "Turkey on the Run Greeting". The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black dye onto X-Press It cardstock. It was colored with Copic markers and cut out with detailed scissors. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto white cardstock, framed with black cardstock.
A circle was cut with a Nestabilities die and sponged with Memento Desert Sand dye. I stamped the DRS Designs "Double Chevron Card Edger" with Memento Desert Sand onto the sponged circle. The largest of the card panels was also stamped with this stamp and ink.
A piece of white cardstock was stamped with DRS Designs "Open Plaid" using Memento Desert Sand.
I adhered the turkey, his hat and a button tied with hemp to the card, utilizing this week's sketch on Splitcoast, SC464. I drew some lines coming from the turkey with a Copic marker.
I am grateful to each and everyone of you that visit my blog. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!