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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Warmest Wishes ~ CDD November Release

November 15, 2018 0 Comments

Hello Friends!

I am back to share another card from Craftin Desert Divas Bear Hugs Stamps and the new Snowflake Border Dies.

I love how this sweet card came together and I hope you do too.

To create this card I started with a panel of Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock and used the new CDD Snowflake Border die to die cut the beautiful snowflakes across 3/4 of my panel. I adhered the panel to my card base the is made with Neenah 110# Solar White.

Next I took some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and ink blended my panel with Distress Oxide Inks in the Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, and a little Black Soot. I spritzed it with a little water and picked it up with a paper towel. I hit it with my heat gun to make sure it was nice and dry then used CDD Stitched In Circles Dies to cut out my circle.

For my sentiment I used CDD Chilly Stamps (no longer available) and heat embossed it using WOW! Super Fine Embossing Powder in Opaque Bright White. I added my die-cut circle to my panel.

Now it was time for my focal image. I just think this little bear from CDD Bear Hugs Stamps all cosy in his cave is the cutest!! I colored the image with my Copic Marker and fussy-cut it out.  I added some Nuvo Crystal drops in Simply White. Instead making a drop I placed a bead of it on the different laces on the case and sprinted the areas with some Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter that I have had in my stash forever. I used my finger to press it into the Nuvo Crystal Drops. When I was happy with the look I added some foam squares to the upper portion of my cave and added a bead of glue to the bottom portion and added it to my card front.

I added some more Nuvo Crystal Drops and glitter to the bottom of my cave and ground.  My last step was to add a few of the snowflakes from the CDD Snowflake Border Dies around my sentiment that had been glittered and some additional snow in the sky using my White Gel Pen.

I just adore the way this card came together!

Be sure to head on over to the CDD Shop to grab all of the new products!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Bear Hugs ~ Craftin Desert Divas November Release

November 08, 2018 1 Comments

Hello, my friends! Today is the start of another Craftin Desert Divas release.

My card features the new Bear Hugs Stamps and Snowflake Border Dies.

The Bear Hugs stamps are so cute! I love all of the images in this set and the fonts for the sentiments are fabulous!! 

I am in love with the new Snowflake Border Dies! I used one of the small dies in the set to create a faux "cover plate" design and I adore the way this came out!

I wanted to keep my card pretty clean and simple so I layered my white die-cut panel over a white card base. 

For my focal point I used CDD Stitched in Circles Dies along with the CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil to create a background for my image. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink for the clouds. Before layering my circle I stamped my sentiment from the new CDD Bear Hugs Stamps, I layered the die-cut circle onto my panel and trimed the edge. 

I colored up this cute polar bear with Copic markers and popped him up on some foam squares onto my card, then took a few of the snowflakes for the new CDD Snowflake Border Dies and added them around the sentiment. For more sparkle and shine, I added a few clear gems to the centers of the snowflakes, Clear Wink of Stella to the snow, and some Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops to my polar bears nose.

Be sure to head on over the the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery to find more inspiration using the Bear Hugs Stamps and Snowflake Border Dies.

These products will be available in the CDD Shop on November 13.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Floral Birthday with My Favorite Things

November 02, 2018 0 Comments
Hello and Wellcome to my blog!

Today I am sharing a birthday card I created for my mother-in-law for her birthday using products from My Favorite Things, Altenew, and Simon Says Stamp.

I don't know about you but I have ordered many products over the years and sometimes they sit for quite awhile before I have a chance to use them. That is the case with these products.

I started this project by stamping the MFT Painted Prints with Altenew Inks. I used Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, and Ruby Red for the flowers and Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades for the leaves. I die cut the flowers with the Coordinating Dies.

I used MFT Dynamics Flower Vase die to die cut a vase with white cardstock. I inked the vase with some Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar and added a little gold detail with some gold thread from my stash.

I arranged my flowers and leaves in the vase and set it aside.

I took a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder to give my card some texture. I layered it on my card base and added a tag that I had splattered with a little Altenew Watercolor that coordinates with the ink I used for the flowers. To the tag I added more of the gold thread,

For the sentiment I used the Handlettered Happy Birthday Die from Simon Says Stamp. I die-cut the sentiment in white cardstock and heat embossed it a few times with some Recollections Sparkling Clear Gold Embossing Powder. This matched perfectly with the gold thread I had used on the vase and tag. The sentiment die is actually long so I cut it apart so that I could stack it on the card.

Once I had all of my elements completed I layered them on the card.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope to see you again!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Peace and Joy with Craftin Desert Divas

October 29, 2018 0 Comments
Hello friends,

Today my card features the new Craftin Desert Divas October release products with some ink blending and coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. 

I first stamped the image from CDD Merry Florals onto some Bristol Smooth card stock. I heat embossed my image with some Hero Arts White Embossing powder and colored the image in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Once I was happy with the image I fussy cut it and put it aside.

I took another piece of the Bristol Smooth card stock and ink blended it with some Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Pealed Paint. To add more interest I sprinkled the panel with some water droplets and picked it up with a paper towel.

Once dry, I stamped the panel with a sentiment from CDD Seasonal Wreaths. I love these beautiful font font his set and it first perfectly on this card.

To create a window I took a die from CDD Inside Scalloped Octagon and ran it through my Big Shot.   I ran the die once again with some scrap card stock so that I could stack up a few frames around my sentiment. I then die-cut my panel with CDD Crazy Stitched Frames

I layered all of my panels together and stacked the octagon frames onto some Bazzil Easter Grass card base. I popped my image up with some foam squares and added a little Clear Wink of Stella to my poinsettia. To give the card just a little bit extra oomph I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew in random spots around my sentiment.

Here is a little color guide for my image.

Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back soon with another card.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tis the Season ~ Craftin Desert Divas October Sneak

October 21, 2018 0 Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I am sharing a sneak peek at Crafting Desert Divas Seasonal Wreaths.

This stamp set is filled with beautifully written sentiments and 2 wreaths ready for the holiday season.

For this card I only used the CDD Seasonal Wreaths stamps and a few supplies.

The card base, wreath, and sentiment were heat embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder in Gold.

I used a piece of vellum for the sentiment and colored in all the wreath elements with colored pencils. I fussy-cut the wreath and popped it up on the card base. For a bit more dimension, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew.

I hope you have joined the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery. The design team is sharing all of their creations with today's featured stamps. Be sure to check it out.

Mark you calendar! The new Seasonal Wreath stamps will be available October 23. You can find the shop HERE.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Christmas Wishes - Craftin Desert Divas October Sneak Peek

October 20, 2018 1 Comments
Hello Friends!

It's that time again! Time to share a sneak peek of Craftin Desert Divas new October release products.

Today the design team is sharing peeks of the new Merry Florals stamps. This is such a gorgeous set and one that I will be reaching fo this holiday season.

I kept this card pretty simple but I think it turned out beautiful

I colored the gorgeous poinsettia image with my Copic markers and fussy-cut it out.

The card base was layered with some patterned paper that I die-cut with CDD Fancy Frames. I heat-embossed the sentiment, also found in the Merry Florals set, with black embossing powder and stamped the rest of the sentiment with Momento ink onto a die-cut from CDD Pocket Pieces Hello Dies.

I popped everything up and added some Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen to the flowers and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to the berries.

The new products will be available in the CDD Shop on October 23.

There is plenty of sneak peeks to see. Be sure to head on over the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery to play along in games and to see all the fabulous projects the design team is creating.