Saturday, September 5, 2009

Caardvarks: DRS Designs

The 'Varks are rocking some awesome sketches by DT member (and fabulous designer) Heidi Van Laar this week! Our sponsor is DRS Designs stamp company. Be sure to check out their great selection of image and sentiment stamps. I am particularly fond of their critters! ♥

As always, the 'Varks crew created an entire gallery of projects with DRS Designs stamps. Be sure to stop by and check them out!

Challenge: Create a card using one of Heidi's sketches shown at Caardvarks

Deadline: Uploaded via Mr. Linky by September 14th at Midnight, PST

Prize: DRS Designs blog candy!

For my first card I used the Large Margarita stamp and one of Heidi's sketches turned on its side. I had fun coloring and shading with Prismacolor pencils and Gamcol the cut out the image to layer onto the card. Every good margarita deserves its share of salt, so I added some chunky, glittery goodness to the rim with Icicle Stickles. Cheers!

This card ramps up the cute factor, big time! I used the DRS Sally Snail stamp and did more Gamsol shading. I decided to add some blue gems to the flowers on her shell and add a coat of Glossy Accents.

I also added some wire for her antennae. I love how she turned out! This card and the margarita one both feature papers and ribbon from Die Cuts With a View's All Dressed Up collection.

My final card uses the Birthday Wordsearch stamp. There's also a kiddie version of this stamp available. This stamp comes with a printed list of words to search for printed at the bottom of the stamp. I decided not to include it on this card since it uses some "over the hill" words such as antique, memory loss and senior discount. Since this birthday card was for my mom, I decided that I had better not include them! I chose instead of highlight words such as celebrate, parties and presents. It's a fun way to use one stamp in two very different ways. The bird is made of felt, and the papers are from Bo Bunny.

If you like this sketch challenge, be sure to check back between September 20-27 when the 'Varks will be offering some rapid-fire sketch challenges. See you then!


Catherine said...

I am loving the snail stamp! How adorable, love how you embellished it.

Catherine said...

Is this part of the my stamp box blog hop?

Jolene said...

Catherine - this post is for the regularly-scheduled Caardvarks challenge posted on the 5th of each month. It just happened to line up with the myStampBOX hop! That post is all by itself.