Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A DRS Fun Fold Butterfly Card and some FUN news!

I made this super fun card using a fun folding technique called a stair step card. It is SOOO easy to do... just a couple of scores here and there and presto... a really fun card that firs into an A2 envelope! I love how springy this looks and it seems to me the butterflies are just exploding from it! How fun would this be to get in the mail?
All of the stamps used are from DRS Designs. The butterfly was colored by sponging directly on the rubber from the ink pad. I cut them out and put them aside. For the background, I used 2 backgrounds, the swirls and the leaves. I stamped them in red and orange. I love how when

I was finished with this card, I noticed that it was
monochromatic, and I was not even trying for that! I stamped the frame for the sentiment on black and then I added my sentiment. This was a quick card and I love the result!

Now for the news...I saw a blog post this morning that I just couldn't wait to share. As I was checking out all of my favorite blogs this morning I saw that Dustin Pike is going to be releasing his first ever rubber stamps (he currently has a etsy store filled with adorable digi stamps). I was thrilled to hear this but then it got even better...Dustin's stamps are being released by DRS Designs!!!!!! I absolutely love Dustin's images and I can't wait to get my hands on these! To see a sneak peak of the images check out Dustin's blog HERE. While you're there take a look around. He has some awesome free digi downloads. Also check out his etsy store. You will be able to see sneak peaks on the DRS blog in the coming weeks. I can't wait! Hope you are all having a great weekend!

12 comments:

Sankari W. said...

Holy moly what an awesome card!!! LOVE those butterflies in the stair card and you are sooo right - this is a beautiful springy kind of card!!! Beautiful!

Tina said...

I love this, so fun and colorful!

Nancy said...

I love it, Dawn...the butterflies are awesome!!

Jennifer E. said...

Wow Dawn, what a great card! I love the way those butterflies just pop right out! Love the orange color too Great job!

Danni said...

This is just awesome! I {heart} it!!

Christi said...

Wow! This is fantastic!!!

Samantha said...

Great card Dawn! I love these stair step cards - I made one for my husband's 95 year old grandmother with my kids pics jumping from the steps and she just loved it! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel Brumley said...

What a beautiful card! Love the butterflies.

gale said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous card!! That is simply amazing.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is beautiful! It really does look like the butterflies are exploding out from the card!

Traci said...

Awesome card! I never made a stair step card but love the look of them. Your butterflies look like they are flying out of the card! Gorgeous! I love the saying you used.!

Naomi said...

You are right, these butterflies seem to explode out of this card! Yours colors are bright and vivid!!! I love it! This is a fun fold, never thought to do butterflies with it, I will have to try it out!