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Drop In for a Spell

>> Friday, August 18, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Are you ready for some fun Halloween images? I love making Halloween cards. I love Halloween, too. When else can you dress up in any crazy old way you want, ring a door bell, & people give you candy just for being there? Awesome! And on Halloween cards, you get to pull out all the crazy color combos you want & somehow, they all work! 

For my wicked potions card, I stamped the new Bubbling Beaker on neon green paper, colored it w/ Copics, then fussy cut it. The Magic Potion shelf was stamped on the white layer & I colored it a little more subtly so they wouldn't overtake the beaker. The spider web was stamped w/ gray ink in the corner, the greeting above the shelf,  then a neon green & black layer were added to finish.
 Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: DRS Designs - Bubbling Beaker, Magic Potions Shelf, Spider Web, Drop In (inside - Brewing Halloween )
paper:  Staples 110# white, black, neon green
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, London fog
accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Lil' Inker stitched rectangle dies


Halloween Splatter Background

>> Thursday, August 17, 2017


I have a fun card for you today!

I started my card by stamping our Splatter Background over and over in 3 different ink colors.  I started with covering the whole card like usual using yellow ink.  I went around the edges a couple more times still using the yellow.  I switched to peach ink and circled the card with that a few times  and then orange a few times going off the card more and more with each circle, trying to get a darker concentration of ink around the edges and a lighter in the center.

For my focal image I stamped our soon to be released Wishing I was Witch Ya greeting on white and die cut it and the orange oval behind it.  I also stamped our Fancy Pumpkin and new Broom images on scrap and colored and fussy cut the parts I needed and attached all to the front of my card.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Halloween Wreath

>> Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hello friends,

Here in the South, it is the Dog Days of Summer - so hot and muggy that I try not to go outside.  I am so dreaming of late Fall and cooler temps.  I am also glad that we are moving into Fall and Halloween at DRS Designs, so I can at least have cooler weather on my cards.

My card today is a Halloween wreath.  I made the base wreath using the Holly Jingle Bells image.  I sponged all the foliage with a smoke distress ink and glittered up the berries with some black glitter.  I added some fun Spooky Tree Limbs, the Beware Zombies Sign, Zombie Hand Wave, and a soon to be released Witches Hat.  I ripped a bit of the right top corner so I added a little Empty Spider Web to cover it up.

My window is made from corrugated cardboard die cut and painted black.

Super spooky wreath - I would definitely hang this on my door!




My Favorite Time of Year

>> Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Fall is definitely a favorite time of year in my house.  As a kid I loved summer, but since I'm a grown up and I don't have to go back to school, I'm all for cooler temperatures, all things pumpkin and the gorgeous colors of the autumn leaves.  Also, with all the holidays looming ahead, it's the best time for card making!  You'll want to get your ink pads ready, because DRS Designs has some fun Halloween stamps coming your way at the end of this week, and I've got a quick peek of one today.  

 I love this festive new greeting stamp in the shape of a witch's hat (310F)! I stamped it on black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then fussy cut it, and placed it on the jack-o-lantern part of the Fancy Pumpkin stamp that was colored and fussy cut as well, attaching it to a die cut oval and some matting.

The background was dry embossed using a pumpkin embossing folder and I made some patterned paper using one of my favorite background stamps, the Splatter Background.  I stamped in orange and yellow ink to match my background paper and then I used my square punches to create the pieces. I attached them to the background and added a strip of black embellished with gemstone brads before adhering the image with dimensional tape. 

So, check out this photo right here:

Halloween candy in July!  I snapped this picture back in JULY!

  If I buy it now, I'll just have to keep buying more because I will have eaten it.  Or if I wait too long to buy, I'm afraid I'll be gone and I'll be the one house giving out weird hard candy, like peppermint swirls and butterscotch!  The struggle is real people :)

Hope you all are having a sweet week!



What's Brewing?

>> Monday, August 14, 2017

Hi!  Today I get to share some new Halloween images with you from DRS Designs. I think you're going to like them.

I started with kraft CS, die cut the window, then stamped the new Brewing up a Wicked Halloween greeting (308F) along with the accent bats image using Versafine Black Onyx ink. I used the same die to cut out the window on the black layer as well as the white card base. With a pencil I outlined where the burning cauldron image should go and then stamped the image on the inside with Memento Black ink and colored it up with some Copic markers. On the inside I also added a few more accent bats as well as the new Drop in for a spell greeting.(327D)

My second card is more on the whimsical side.

The grassy hills were die cut with some Fawn Lawn dies and attached to the black panel after it was stamped with the spooky eyes background image and heated embossed with white EP. The new Happy Haunting to All image (310F) was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with some Copics as well as TH Distress Oxide inks and fussy cut. I used clear Nuvo Dew Drops on the hat's buckle for some shine. The pumpkins are part of the larger peculiar pumpkin patch image. Once colored with copics it was fussy cut and tucked behind the first hill.  Some Happy Halloween ribbon completes the look.

Inside I stamped the entire Peculiar Pumpkin Patch image with TH Distress Oxide ink. These peculiar pumpkins make me smile every time I see them.

These new images and more will soon be available at DRS Designs on line store. Be sure to check the blog each day to see more of these new images and what the DT members have created.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!




>> Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hi all,

On my card today I used the beautiful Life is Measured Greeting. It's colored with Zig clear color markers and my Misty.

Then I layered it on a rainbow of card stock. I felt it need just a little more so I use the Open Plaid and gold embossing powder across the bottom.

Have a wonderful day,



>> Saturday, August 12, 2017

Good morning!
I am featuring Pretty Bird Odie Parrot 207G today with some older favorites.

Wow, wouldn't you love to be in the tropics right now?
I would, I've never been anywhere tropical.
I love the colors and flowers and especially the wildlife!
This was a fast and easy card just using a border die from Spellbinders to create interest and the tropical flower border to add to the tropic look!
This looks like a card you would send to your friends or family who finally get to go on vacation to the tropics...or for any reason at all, who doesn't like to see a tropical card come their way!

Thanks for visiting today!


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