Tuesday, September 14, 2010

365 Cards and DRS Designs


As I mentioned on Sunday, DRS Designs is sponsoring the 365 Cards blog this week. All week long our design team, as well as the 365 Cards design team, will be sharing projects using the newest challenges and DRS Designs stamps. If you play along you may be entered to win a $10 Gift Voucher to the DRS Designs online store!! Make sure to check out THIS post for all of the details.


For my card today I have based my layout on the 365 Cards sketch challenge from Sunday. The focal point, using Joyful Christmas Mouse (H351), was stamped in brown ink, then colored with COPIC markers. For a little sparkle I added a red gem over the berries on the holly. The image was mounted on a brown scalloped oval, then placed on the background.


The 'secondary' challenge for today was to use 3 different patterned papers, with no blank space, in the background. DRS Designs has so many great stamps for making your own background papers, so I chose to create patterned papers. I chose three different shades of cardstock, stamped the Holly Background (H365) in Versamark ink, repeatedly then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally red gems were adhered to the berries on a few of the 'patterned paper' holly leaves.

Make sure to check out what the rest of the DRS Designs DT is up to this week. All of their blogs are linked to the left.

Challenges used for this card:
365 Cards - Day 196 & Day 198

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Rubber Stamps: DRS Designs (see above for stamp names and links); Cardstock: Neenah (Natural Ice, Brown), Papertrey Ink (Greens); Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Versamark; Markers: COPIC; Die Cuts: Spellbinders (Oval, Scalloped Oval); Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Gems, Machine Stitching

16 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Fabulous!! Love the colors you chose!

Katie Skiff said...

Great job, I love the strips and the embossing. Very pretty!

Gloria said...

Love the sentiment and the background stamping.

Karin said...

Awesome take on the sketch!! Love!

Line of a poem... said...

Very sweet card! I love the background stamping.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Love the different stripes of color. Very pretty card.

Sharanda said...

Oooh, love the color choices! Great card!!

Barbara DeBose said...

This card is sooooooooooo cute!!! I love the little mouse.

Samantha said...

I love this card. The background is terrific!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Luv the background print. Beautiful card. Thanx for playing at 365 Cards!

JenMarie said...

Oh how beautiful!

Jennifer E. said...

Neat background! What a great card!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is just fantastic! I love it!

Rose said...

awesome card!!! had a blast with your stamps :) thanks for joining us on 365

~amy~ said...

wow...this is a fabbie take on the sketch...great job!

Pam said...

So many wonderful details on this card - love the close-up shot! Thanks for playing along with us :)