PDCC110 - DRS Designs

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Welcome to The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #110!
Our sponsor for this week is DRS Designs...
who graciously gifted each of us designers an image and sentiment stamp.  Thank you so much, DRS Designs!  Mine are just perfect for the season upon us!  Unfortunately, however, I think that someone is playing a practical joke on me this month.  LOL!  The stamps I've had to work with have been quite challenging for the color stories, but I made due, once again, and came up with this, using that lime green, royal blue, crystal blue, and red color story above.
I started this card by adhering a piece of lime, text, patterned paper to the top of the Crumb  Cake, cardstock, card face and a portion of a "TRUE STORY" journaling card to its bottom.  I then machine stitched, with aqua-threaded, straight stitches, around the top, patterned, paper piece; wrapped a length of red, polka dot, patterned paper, around the card face, between the two; tied it, in a bow, near the left edge of the card face; and embellished it with a Pure Poppy button, laced with a trio of hemp twine bows.
The manger scene image was stamped, in Jet Black and Summer Sun inks, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock; colored in with Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Blush Blossom, and Crumb Cake inks and a blender pen; distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; adhered to a piece of aqua, patterned paper; and machine stitched, with aqua-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges, before being adhered, with foam tape, just to the right of the embellished bow.
I then stamped the "SIMPLIFY CHRISTMAS, Celebrate Christ" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, on a strip of vellum, which was laid across the top of the colored, manger scene image and anchored, at either end, flush with the card face, with vintage brads.
Finally, I stamped the "December 25" postmark image, in Jet Black ink, under the bottom right corner of the colored piece, to complete the look.
Now, it's your turn!  You have until the close of the day EST, next Tuesday, December 13, 2011, to link up your takes over at the challenge link above.  Please also use that link to see what the rest of this fabulously talented team has created with their DRS Designs goodies, as well as to find out what you're playing for this week.  Thanks so much for taking the time to peek in!  I so appreciate each and every one of your visits!  Have a terrific Thursday, ya'll!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: manger scene & sentiment (DRS Designs); Postmarked (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake & Whisper White (SU); lime text (7 Gypsies); aqua patterned (Studio Calico); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Summer Sun, & Blush Blossom (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: aqua thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); "TRUE STORY" journaling card (BoBunny); foam tape (Scotch); vintage brads (SU); Pure Poppy button (PTI); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); red polka dot ribbon (Hobby Lobby)


Lynn said...

Such a wonderful manger scene Jinny. Lovely coloring! This image would intimidate me, but you've made a gorgeous creation!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this Jinny! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the sentiment and loving the 'true story' on the paper!! Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Once again you NAILED this color story! You really did a great job with these stamps!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that vellum piece with the sentiment--and so true!! Celebrate CHRIST!! LOVE! LOVE your coloring and embellies--you always amaze me, Jinny! LOVE:)

Lindsay said...

Oh I just love this card Jinny! That sentiment makes me happy too. So fabulous!

Marlena M. said...

AMEN! That's what I shouted in my head when I saw your card. LOVE. ;)

Stacy said...

Love this card. Wonderful design, I love the stitching and of course that bow :)