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6.05.2010

Caardvarks :: DRS Stamps

Hey Everyone! Today, I'm back with a few cards inspired by Caardvarks' June Challenge. This month's challenge is sponsored by DRS Stamps. The challenge is to use embossing (wet/dry). I made a few cards featuring three DRS stamps.


This card is for my sister. Happy Birthday, Nichole! She likes heat embossed cards, so I decided to use the Bloomin' Huge Flower to emboss the entire background. I used the watermark resist technique and added the distress ink to the background.

Here are a few pictures of Nichole and I last year (I think). This is when McArthur first started photography. We were one of his first portrait models! We laugh like this all of the time!




Instructions
  1. Trim rustic cream cardstock to create a 5.5" square card.
  2. Stamp flowers in watermark in over card front, then add clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  3. Using blending tool, add distress ink to cover card front.
  4. Add linen ribbon by ruffling it, then overlay yellow ribbon treatment. Add flower center.
  5. Stamp sentiment.
Technique
  • Watermark Resist - this is not a new technique, but since I have not featured it here on my blog, I thought I'd mention just in case some of you have not tried it. After your watermark stamped image is heat set, add ink to the background and the stamped image will resist the ink and show through any ink you add!
Supplies

Stamps :: DRS Stamps - bloomin' huge flower; Walztingmouse Stamps - say it with style (sentiment)
Ink :: Ranger - old photo, vintage photo; Versamark
Cardstock :: PTI - rustic cream
Embellishments :: Prima - flower center; May Arts - linen ribbon; MemrieMare - cabbage rose ribbon; American Crafts - clear embossing powder
Tools :: Ranger - blending tool, heat gun



Instructions
  1. Use leftover scrap from 5.5" square card above - measures 3.5" x 5.5"
  2. Stamp flower on yellow cardstock and color with Copic Markers, then add distress ink.
  3. Cut out flower, add flower center, and pop off card front.
  4. Stamp sentiment and add distress ink.
Supplies

Stamps :: DRS Stamps - bloomin' huge flower; Waltzingmouse Stamps - say it with style
Ink :: Versamark; Ranger - old photo; Copic markers - Y19, Y21
Cardstock :: PTI - rustic cream, lemon tart
Embellishments :: Prima - flower center
Tools :: Ranger - blending tool



Instructions
  1. Trim brown cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Trim white cardstock block and stamp background design in brown ink. Add distress ink.
  3. Add twill tape strip, then overlay ruffled ribbon.
  4. Stamp ribbon scalloped oval, die cut oval, then stamp sentiment and add rhinestones.
  5. Punch butterfly and adhere everything to card front.
Supplies

Stamps :: DRS Stamps - vicki's versatile background, ribbon scallop 2.5" mega oval; JustRite - just a note
Ink :: SU! - chocolate chip; Ranger - old photo
Cardstock :: Gina K. - white; PTI - dark chocolate, kraft
Embellishments :: Melissa Phillips - twill tape; MemrieMare - cabbage rose ribbon; KaiserCraft - rhinestones
Tools :: Spellbinders - classic ovals large (S4-110), wizard

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

21 comments:

Ginny said...

love all three of these cards, and especially the doubled up ribbon on the first! great ruffles :D

you and your sister look really similar--love these pictures of you laughing together... totally reminds me of me and my sister whenever we get together. we always make each other laugh :)

btw, i like how you made the skinny card from the scrap, i thought i was the only one who did that!

Lucy Abrams said...

These are all GORGEOUS Ashley. Love your colours and designs. And best of all, your ribbons. Loved the video you made on the crinkly ribbon - have been meaning to try it for ages now.

You are your sister are stunning - wow. Love that you laugh together so much. My sister lives in Canada and I am in England - miss laughing with her.

Lovely post Ashley. x

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are pure eye candy, but I think the middle card is my favorite.

hope you're having a nice weekend.

Aimes said...

Fabulous cards, Ashley! I love the size of your second one - so sweet! And what amazing ribbon treatment you've given a couple of your cards - seriously fabulous!
Aimes
x
P.S Happy Birthday to your sis! I love your pics!

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous!!! Oh the cards are pretty too ;)

Shaz Wall said...

Gorgeous Portraits Ashley!
Lovely cards as always. I love your work.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

All three cards are gorgeous! You were busy! I love each one and all the little details on the center of the flowers are great! And your ribbon looks divine!

Laurel said...

Wow, gorgeous cards today!

artfuldelight said...

Very beautiful cards, I love the flower stamp!

Hannah | Cards Magazine said...

You are so talented, Ashley! I am always inspired by your cards. Your ribbon work is breathtaking.

Deborah Young said...

Dang, girl! You are on a roll! Love the cards but I ADORE the photos!

Alison said...

I love how you use the ruffled ribbon!

Tiffany Pastor said...

As always... I LOVE YOUR STYLE! The layered ruffled ribbons, and the distressed cardstocks. Just love it! And I love card #3 because the white part with the stamped background reminds me so much of the aspen trees out here in Colorado. :) We wnet on a hike this morning- so we got to see a lot of those beautiful trees! Great Job Ashley!

Tiffany Pastor said...

As always... I LOVE YOUR STYLE! The layered ruffled ribbons, and the distressed cardstocks. Just love it! And I love card #3 because the white part with the stamped background reminds me so much of the aspen trees out here in Colorado. :) We wnet on a hike this morning- so we got to see a lot of those beautiful trees! Great Job Ashley!

Lea L. said...

These are very pretty! I love how you used the ribbon on the first one! Lovely job!

♥Lea

Peet said...

wow. three fantastic cards, Ashley!! Great job!

Such beautiful pics from you and your sister!

Laurel said...

First of all, do you ever take a bad picture? Second, you and your sister look alike! Very pretty, both of you!

PawwPadd said...

Hi Ashley,
Love these cards so much! Although you've got that beautiful ruffle and sequin on it, my eyes were drawn to the flower design on the card itself. I love that. On the second card, I just love that the flower, although a soft and inviting element of nature, it's still making a very bold statement on this card. I love the fact that the third card brings the rustic manly and elegant feminine elements together and they absolutely work! Great job once again!!!
Bethann aka PawwPadd

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous cards as always! thanks for sharing the fabulous photos of you and your sister! i love the coat you wear in the photos!! you both looks radiant!

Keva said...

Just lovely cards - all three of them! I love the look of distressing..haven't been able to perfect it yet ..but I love it just the same. I think the middle card is my favorite, though my daughter prefers the first one! :o)

Glenda said...

These are all absolutely stunning! Thanks for being a fabulous inspiration!

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