DRS Designs just released their new stamps over the weekend and I had a blast making some of my favorite kinds of cards with them...Birthday cards! They're the ones I make and send most often, so how could I not love them, right?
I thought I would shake things up by showing off two cards today. I made them at the same time, one right after the other, so I thought I'd take some time to share my thoughts.
It always depends on who the card is going to, and the delivery method of the card that determines how much I embellish a card. So while they are clearly different, they're both what I would consider my "style" of card.
This first card I would hand deliver attached to a gift for a birthday party, so I used lots of layers and some chunky buttons. I colored up the Best Present Ever Cutie Pie Kid first, and then used those same colors, along with the Easy Dot background and Silhouette Balloon stamps to create my papers. The new Sitting Thinking stamp matched the adorable boy, so that became my sentiment for the front.
This second card used the same type of color combo, but is flat and one that makes for easy mailing. I used the Silhouette Balloon again, and stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with clear powder. (Hard to see in the photo, but if you look at the top of the card, you can see the shine on the one balloon peeking out from the border...lol.) Vertical Birthday Wishes greeting is a new release along with the Framed Balloon Postage stamp. Yes, you can used that on the corner of your envelope and put a stamp in the center! Here I've used it on my card and inserted the Tiny Happy Birthday in the center. To make it festive and not too plain, I added my beloved Stickles to those party balloons!
Thanks for taking a peek at my cards today. You can shop for all of the newest stamps right here.
And if you want a chance at winning a voucher to the DRS Designs store, play along this week at the 365 Cards blog, because DRS is the sponsor. I totally tried to participate yesterday, but we had to take one of our cars in for service, so my day got all goofed up. I should have one before the week is over though.
Have a good day!
Challenges for these cards:
Fashionista Challenge-For a Child
Crazy Challenge-Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff-Polka Dots
Totally Stampalicious-Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes
Challenges for Everybody-Anything Goes
Kenny K's Krafty-Anything Goes
Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Bazzill, Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up, Markers: Copic, Punches, EK Success, Stampin Up, Buttons: Colorbok, Embossing Folder: Provocraft, Embossing Powder: Stampendous, Dies: Spellbinders, Ribbon from my supplies.