Thursday, January 15, 2015

DTP card and NBUS

I took some time, yesterday, to have a little playtime with my stamps.  I've been wanting to get some sympathy style cards made......................before I ever have need of one.  The darn things are hard for me to create at the time of needing them.  Do you do the same thing, or wait?? 

So I was rummaging looking around for a suitable flower stamp and just came up with nothing!  Now how can that be when I own........well I own a LOT of stamps....grin.  Some time ago I weeded out stamps that I hadn't used in a very long time, and put them into a donate box........which never got donated ( I do have a very hard time getting rid of stamps).........THANK GOODNESS!  I went a dug out a few of my oldies, but goodies and brought them back to the craft room.......saved again!!

This Tulip is from Hero Arts, and once was a wood mounted stamp.  The technique is very simple and I have always had a fun time using it, as it is never the very same twice.  Using a water base marker ( I use Tombow)  I colored the image, spritzed it with water and stamped it directly to the card...thus DTP!  I just love how it gives it that water color addicting!..LOL

The sentiment is a new NBUS (never been used stuff) from Recollections, that was also stamped DTP.  Since this is a NBUS I am going to link it up to Darnell's NBUS challenge.  since she is the one that invented the acronym........she is so clever and creative.  Never been there?  Oh you must stop by, see her amazing cards.......tell her Krisha sent you!

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

I'm also entering this in the CAS-Ology challenge

Now I'm off to link up, have a great day!!

Inky Hus


  1. I think that sympathy cards are very hard to make, and in fact I've never succeeded in making one. But yours turned out great. I like your idea for a blue tulip, and the watercolor effect is beautiful.

  2. I love tulips.. my favourite flowers indeed.. white tulpis are the best!
    This little card is adorable and I really like your page from below... fantastic colors!
    The quote makes me smile about the broken computer and the clean!

  3. I have never made a sympathy card Krisha... I love yours and the idea of using water color markers to color it.. Beautiful. Hugs! deb

  4. Not only do you have hundreds of stamps, you know how to get mileage out of them, too. I was impressed with the tulip, and really like that stamp, which DID seem to go well on a sympathy card.

    I remember one year, I hosted an altered card swap (yep, ME), and the most requested by all the card makers was a sympathy card.

    I laughed and laughed at the broken computer. Oh how I can relate (grin).

  5. This is a really nice card. I like the text and I'm really glad you rescued the tulip stamp. You put it to good use. And the computer sign? I'll bet a lot of us relate to that.


  6. That's a really beautiful sympathy card, Krisha! I think that sediment says it all and your pretty flower works so perfectly here. It was worth digging through the donate box and saving!

    I love doing the DTP technique, too, but I've always heard it called "direct to stamp" because you are coloring the stamp with your markers, rather than the stamped image on the paper. I guess that would be DTS. But, really, shouldn't it be MTSTP? Marker to Stamp to Paper? Oh, wait, I forgot the spritzing part ... oh, never mind!! Even my head eventually explodes from too many aaaakronyms!!

    Back to your lovely card, thank you so much for playing in our joint CASology and NBUS Challenges! And thank you for your kind words! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

    PS, did I tell you the other day when I stopped in that I like your hair that way? I do. It's a great photo!

  7. Hey Krisha!!! I love your your beautiful flower. The colors are simple amazing. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

  8. A lovely CAS, one layer sympathy card. I have not met a card maker who does not have a great husband. Aren't we the lucky ones?