Thursday, April 30, 2009

DRS Blog Hop

I'm so excited that today is my first DRS Designs Blog Hop! This is the *official* unveiling for Dawn Mercedes and me as guest designers for the months of May and June! We have already been having lots of fun, and I'm beyond thrilled to be on this team of talented designers! I know I am going to learn alot and grow some wonderful friendships.

If you are just jumping on the blog hop, you should go to the DRS Blog so that you can start at the beginning! You don't want to miss the great ideas and fun sneak peeks that all of our stampers have to show you.

My card for today is a tri-fold card featuring a cute monkey, E871. I stamped him using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock, then colored him with prismas and gamsol, layering the colors to bring more intensity to the darker areas and to tint his cheeks, lips, and belly. I stamped him once more, just to color and cut out part of his face to add dimension and depth.

To make the card, I cut a 3.5 x 10.5 inch piece of cardstock. Then I scored 3.5 inches from each end. I made diagonal scores on the front and back flaps (see the picture of the open card to figure out how to orient these score lines). I added triangular pieces of DCWV designer paper inked with Tim Holtz distress ink and matted with coordinating cardstock. After adhering the ribbon to the left card flap, I then added some circles (I miss my nesties!), only adhering the top left side, attaching the monkey on top with dimensionals. The rest must remain free so that the card can swing open freely. After punching a scalloped circle from cardstock, I snipped the *petals* toward the center, wrapping each gently around a toothpick to create a curved shape. A paper flower and button tied with cord finish the embellishments on the card front.

For the inside, I cut more triangles of coordinating designer paper, along with a 3.25 inch square of ivory cardstock. I inked all the edges, stamped the sentiment, and adhered them to the card base. I used a marker to sketch a fun border (also on the circles on the card front), then added a second monkey with dimensionals to the bottom corner.

If you started at the beginning, you've got one more stop and then you're done! My friend Vicki has a fabulous design to share with you, so don't miss it! I hope you've had fun!

Blessings!

27 comments:

  1. Love the card, thanks for sharing sizes. love the earthy colors. Have fun with your first hope. You have very pretty work.

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  2. This is really cool! Great job!

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  3. What a fun card - welcome to the team!

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  4. Hey Deb!!! Your card is gorgeous!! Love your fun fold card!! :)

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  5. Cute card, and welcome to the team! This is a bunch I enjoy checking on!

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  6. great papers and very cool card

    M.E.

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  7. Your card is SO adorable! Love everything about it.

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  8. Welcome! Great card - love the fold!

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  9. Congrats!! Super awesome card with fantastic attention to details!

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  10. Such an elegant little monkey and what a fun fold technique!

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  11. what a wonderful tri-fold! Love that you went with a more jungle range of colors too on this one! Excellent layering of th emoneky too for that added depth!

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  12. Wow this is one fabulous card. Love the colors and that layout.

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  13. This card is awesome!!!! I love the colors you've picked for this & great job decorating the inside too!

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  14. Adorable card. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  15. Hey Deb - this is such a great card. I love the colors you used and like the tri-fold. Awesome job !!!! - as always.

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  16. This is another great card, Deb, love the deep rich tones of the background, neat fold!

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  17. Love the design and love the colors. I'm anxious to try this one!

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  18. Super cute!!!!!!!! I love it!!!

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  19. Love your tri fold and that monkey sure is cute. Fantastic creation.
    Nicola -x-

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  20. What a gorgeous card!!! I love it, and thanks for the mini tutorial on how you made it!!

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  21. Love this card Deb!! The colors are perfect, and I love the trifold!!

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  22. I really like how you explained to us the "recipe" for your card. Love those Fall colors.

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  23. Wow, love your card. And the colors are fantastic. Love the tri fold.

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  24. Really gorgeous card. Love the folding. Great!

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