Monday, June 15, 2009

DRS Designs Challenge # 23: Buckle Down!

Stamps by DRS Designs: Swirling Dots Butterfly, Design Dots, Small Open Silhouette Butterfly, Flutter, Flutter Birthday sentiment. Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss. Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss. Accessories: Organdy ribbon.

Today's challenge on the DRS blog is to create a card using the Big Buckle Technique. This card has a special flap closure that makes it a refreshing change from the traditional A2 card. You can find a full photo tutorial on SplitcoastStampers HERE.

The card opens up to reveal plenty of space for a personal message:

This technique is fun and relatively simple; I even used it as my contribution to the Jessica Lynn Originals Card Swap hosted by blusky on SplitcoastStampers. The paw print card was the prototype, but I ended up going with the Yorkie version:

Stamps by Jessica Lynn Originals: Yorkie, Dog sentiment, Paw Print. Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip Print Patterns DP, textured red, GP 110 white. Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Memento black, Copics. Accessories: blue dotted organdy, Word window punch, circle punches and Nestabilities, mini prima, red gemstone .

Give the Big Buckle technique a try and be sure to link your creation to the DRS Challenge #23 post for a chance to win blog candy!


  1. All of your buckle cards are terrific! Great job!

  2. WOW Jess!! Your top buckle card is so pretty with the butterflies!! And I adore your little doggie one too!! How sweet!! That circle where the buckle is really sets it off!! :)

  3. Great job on these Jessica! I love them both!

  4. What a beautiful cards Jessica,l love the colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. These are gorgeous!! What lovely color combos!

  6. Jessica, these are just wonderful!!! You are so talented and can do any kind of card and they are all beautiful!!!!! Hugs..Jacque

  7. Gorgeous cards Jess!! LOVE that yorkie and the sentiment is the saying by Jessical Lynn as well??


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