Monday, June 8, 2009

A Simple Sneak Peek!

Today is the beginning of sneak peeks for DRS Designs...there are so many great stamps being released this month! Our team will be showing you new stamp sets all week, and then on Thursday we'll begin our blog hop! Make sure to mark your calendar, because there will be lots of great eye candy and blog candy too! :)

As excited as I am for new rubber, I don't like the idea of abandoning the stamps I already have, so today I'm doing a sneak peek that combines something old with something new. Sounds like it oughta be a bridal card, doesn't it?! Nope, not this time!

This stamp is actually one of DRS' envelope art stamps, but I wanted to practice coloring it with my new copics and use it on a card front. I stamped the image, H710, Sunflower Postage Frame, using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then I carefully cut out the window using a craft knife. I used a brown micron pen to sketch in some lines on the outer edges to mimic the lines around the window. If you deliberately use a light touch the pen will skip and make dot-dot-dots...I love the less formal look of it and use that technique (or a little cross hatching to change the effect) often.

I cut a mat slightly larger than my image, softly penciled in some guidelines, then stamped a single sentiment from the new thank-you multiple greetings image that is being released on Saturday. The top layer is on dimensionals to give a little space and shadow around the sentiment. A pretty bow of sheer olive ribbon keeps it simple but dresses it up just a touch. Hope you like it! For me, having some quick and easy options for thank-you's is always helpful! Can't ever seem to have enough around!


  1. Gorgeous card Deb and such a clever use of the postage frame image!! :)

  2. Wonderful card, Deb! Love the colors, coloring, design and stamp....pure summer!

  3. Sweet card! Love the sunflowers!

  4. Deb - this is beautiful! I love these sunflowers! You colored them beautifully!

  5. A simple yet effective and elegant card!