Dare to Get Dirty Week Continues!!

Judging from Fan Club response so far, Dare to Get Dirty 2010 is a hit! And it’s a lot of fun. Not only do the FC Members get a chance to play in the dirt with the past and present Dirty Girls, they get to ask us questions or chat with us in the DTGD Forum. We still have more challenges – all the way thru Friday!

Today, I’m hosting a DTGD challenge and also made a sample for my friend Cindy Haffner’s DTGD challenge! So I have a twofer today. (You can click any image to make it larger.)

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

This first card is for my challenge DTGD10justwritedesigns02.
All images are DRS Designs.

I just love these ladybugs! I stamped the ladybug stack twice, die cut one with a Mega Oval, sponged the background and drew a few grass sprigs. The second one, I colored the ladybugs with marker, cut them out and popped them up just a smidge on top of the base image. I used the same oval die to draw a slightly larger frame on black c/s and hand cut it.

The greeting was also die cut w/ a long rectangle (it was resized) and sponged w/ lt blue ink while the die was still in place. I used an embossing folder on the green panel. After stamping  and coloring the ladybug border, I cut the bottom with a Quickutz scallop border and sponged as before. I cut another scallop border out of black and offset it.  The front of the 4.25 x 5.5 (A2) card was stamped w/ the ladybug background and colored as before. I made 3 black Faux Brads and attached them.

stamps: DRS Designs
paper: white, black, green
ink: Ancient Page coal, Memories soft baby blue & soft green
accessories: Tombow markers, Spellbinders mega oval & long rectangle dies, Quickutz scallop border, Cuttlebug Welcome Baby combo (used the emboss folder only)

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com/

This second card is for Cindy Haffner’s challenge DTGD10cindy_haffner.
All images and embossing powders are Sparkle N Sprinkle.

For this one, I stamped and embossed the seashore circle first w/ white on the teal and again w/ teal on the white. I die cut the center only of the teal and the entire circle of the white one. The smaller teal is popped up slightly on top and I cut a bigger teal circle to back the two. The white panel has the upper corner punched with a deep edge punch and the center lower section punched w/ a small border punch. I used a Cuttlebug border to emboss the flourish across the center.

The teal elements were die cut using the Spellbinders Symbology set. I left the die in place, sponged on white ink and embossed w/ the vanilla ice ep. I cut the ends off the two fan like elements and attached them under the embossed strip. An 1/8 inch hole punch was used on the parts I cut off and I glued the 3 tiny circles under the lower punched border. I used a small pencil eraser to dot the white ink on a teal scrap and embossed it then placed these circles under the upper punched corners. I made 2 vanilla ice embossed faux brads and attached them to the upper corners of the teal panel.

stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle
paper: white, teal
ink: white & teal pigment inks
accessories: Vanilla Ice & Poolside embossing powders, Spellbinders lg circles & Symbology dies, Cuttlebug organic flourish border, Martha Stewart daisy fan punch, small border punch, 1/8 & 1/4 inch hole punches

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll drop by Splitcoast and check out all the fabulous challenges. You’ll need to be a Fan Club Member to view them. So if you’re not a FC Member, why not join? It’s less than most magazine subscriptions and way more fun.


8 Responses to Dare to Get Dirty Week Continues!!

  1. I love that ladybug card! It’s so bright and cheery, and I love how the polka dot on the bugs are different colors–how fun!

  2. Avatar Samantha
    Samantha says:

    I love those ladybugs! And the sentiment is perfect with that design – great job!

  3. Avatar joanne/jojot
    joanne/jojot says:

    OMGosh, Julie…that ladybug card is just the best….especially love the ladybug border…and , of course, your coloring…awesome as always….and on the second one…I am totally in awe…love the colors, how you used the border punch….and the ocean feel to the whole thing…fabulous

  4. Wowie, Wow, WOW! Gorgeous Cards! I love the multicolor ladybugs! and the sentiment is PERFECT!! So cheerful!
    The second card is so relaxing – I can smell the beach!

  5. Avatar Carol Carriveau
    Carol Carriveau says:

    My friend just called to alert me to your card on SCS…and I’m now on your blog…what a fabulous Ladybug card!!!! Love the shell card as well….my SIL loves shells – this will be a great card to CASE. Thank you for sharing your creativeness and your obvious love of samping!

  6. Julie, your cards are amazing. Both cards display tons of texture, and are so pretty! As always, it’s a pleasure viewing your artistry.

  7. Fabulous cards, Julie! Love those ladybugs!

  8. WOW!! You always amaze me with the ideas you come up with! You must have a lot of punches as well….Love what you did with the punches in the background. And the image is so pretty anyway, but embossed white on the Turquoise is sooooo pretty.