Wednesday, May 27, 2009

DRS ConGRADulations!

I have two posts today, so make sure to check them both out!

I have been playing all weekend with new rubber from DRS...I can hardly wait to reveal the new release, but for now I am sharing some of the cards I have made using stamps from the current catalog. This graduation stamp is new to me, and it arrived just in time, so I paired it with a couple of backgrounders that were sent to me last month. I really like how these turned out.

I love the thought expressed in this sentiment stamp, so I decided to frame it with a never-ending design and to include a butterfly as a symbol of new beginnings. I love this color combo nearly as much as I loved River Rock and Black! I stamped with Palette Noir ink, then misted over it with a Spritzer and a Creamy Caramel marker. All of the edges are inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in tea-dye.

I decided to try out a flip-flop card (Beate's tutorial on SCS) using the dots background in the same color scheme...this design is great because it uses less than half a sheet of cardstock for the card base! It is a nice single layer design, and a gift card fits perfectly on the back, a wonderful surprise as the sentiment flips from front to back. What grad doesn't LOVE getting a little extra spending money?!

Today's cards are also currently posted on the DRS post is a follow-up post to my friend Dawn's post yesterday, which featured some great information about getting nice, dark impressions when using solid stamps. Dawn and I would LOVE it if you would visit the DRS blog and comment on our cards there!


  1. Girl, this is so awesome!!! I just LOVE your take with the BGs and the flip style card!! :)

  2. Deb - this is awesome. I love how you did this and the butterfly is beautiful.

  3. What wonderful graduation cards, Deb...perfect for the Belli challenge!! Love your new stamps and the awesome designs!!!

  4. WOW Deb! I absolutely love these cards. GREAT GRADUATION cards!!! Love the flip style card too. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer. It has been wonderful working with you! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge too!

  5. What a great Graduation card, I love your colour scheme and the idea of putting a money card on the back of the flippy bit. Brilliant, thanks for joining the Belli Challenge.

  6. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous!!!!!!! Love the warm rich colors!