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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Oh the Panda-bilities ~ Craftin Desert Divas January Release

January 13, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog!

Today's project features the new Craftin Desert Divas Panda-bilities Stamps.

This set has the cutest pandas and sentiments!


For my card I started by ink blending my background. I used my neglected Ranger Distress Inks to create a night sky.  The colors I used are Milled Lavender, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. I forgot how beautiful the regular Distress Inks are and really fell in love with them again! To create my stars I watered down a little bit of gesso and I mixed a little bit of Perfect Pearls in some water and spatters both on. I set my panel aside to dry and worked on the other elements I wanted for this card.

To create the grass I die cut some white cardstock with CDD Outdoor Landscape 2 dies and inked blended the grass with Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Ink.

I took a white panel and die cut a window using CDD Inside Scalloped Circle Dies. Now my card was ready to assemble.

I attached my ink blended panel to my card base added some of the grass and popped up the adorable little pandas from the new CDD Panda-bilities stamp wit some thin foam squares. I add another bit of grass to my window panel and popped it all up with some more foam squares.

Lastly I added a sentiment from the Panda-bilities stamp and embellished my card with a few sequins.


Be sure to check out the CDD Blog for more projects featuring the new Panda-bilites stamps.

Get your list ready! All of the new products will be available for purchase Jan 16, 2019 in the CDD Shop!



Saturday, January 12, 2019

ARRRGH! Its Your Birthday! ~ Craftin Desert Divas January Release

January 12, 2019 0 Comments

Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog!

Today I am sharing a fun birthday card featuring Craftin Desert Divas new Pirate Pals Stamps.


This stamp set is filled with cute critters dressed up as pirates and it has a few accessories, as well. They are perfect for pirate themed cards or layouts.

To create this card I stated by inking up my background with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil to create my clouds.  I created the ocean by die cutting the waves with CDD Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies and sponging them with some Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink. I sprinkled the waves with a little bit of water to create some interest.

I used CDD Stitched Alphabet Dies and some wood grain cardstock that I created with this background stamp.  I cut the letters out several times and stacked them to give my card some dimension.

The cute little critter and the message in the bottle, both from CDD Pirate Pals, were colored with Copic Markers and added to the card.

The sentiment I stamped is from an older CDD stamp set that is no longer available but I felt it was perfect for this card.


Be sure to check out all of the sneak peeks not the Craftin Desert Divas Blog and the Facebook Gallery.

I'll be back tomorrow with another peek!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Rustic Christmas ~ Featuring Altenew

December 18, 2018 0 Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I am sharing one last Christmas card featuring products from Altenew.



This card was so fun to create!

To create this card I started by stamping Altenew's Wood Pallet Background stamp onto some cardstock with Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide Ink. I stamped this several times to get a good impression. A stamping platform is great for this as it keeps everything lined up for repeated stamping. After stamping with the Distress Oxide ink I stamped it twice with clear embossing ink and melted it with my heat gun.

I let my panel cool for a bit then I began inking it with more Distress Oxide Inks in Barn Door, Fired Brick, and Aged Mahogany. I wiped my panel down with a paper towel to remove any excess ink. For a more distressed look I spatter my panel with some white and black acrylic paint. I set this aside to dry and began working on my focal images.

I chose a sentiment from Altenew's Festive Silhouettes and stamped it with Barn Door Distress Oxided Ink. I cut it out with a circle die and colored the edge with a Copic marker. 

The leaves were stamped from Altenew's Vintage Roses Stamps. I did all of layering with Altenew Ink in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Everything was arranged on my card panel and once I was happy with the arrangement I glued it all down. 


Final touches included black sequins and some Clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.


I got my inspiration from Altenew's November Inspiration Board and will be adding this card to the Altenew's Class of 2018 Inspiration Challenge.


Also added this to Simon Says Stamp's Christmas Card Challenge.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

You Are Special ~ Craftin Desert Divas December Release

December 13, 2018 0 Comments
Hello! Welcome to my blog!

Today I am sharing another look at the new Craftin Desert Divas Mice to Meet You stamps and All Together Sentiments.


To create this card I started by ink blending some Distress Oxide Ink onto my Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I started by blending some Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber onto CDD Burst Stencil. I wanted to see the sun's rays come from the side of my scene. With the CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil I sponged on some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink to create my clouds.

I stamped my sentiment from CDD All Together Sentiments in Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I wanted this to be par of my grass area and a landing area for my mouse image. I completely inked the bottom on my cardstock with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink.  Once I was happy with ink blended background I sprinkled it with some water and blotted it up with a paper towel. I hit the panel with my heat gun to make sure everything was dry then ran it through my Big Shot with the CDD Crazy Stitched Frame Die. I added the panel to some craft foam and glued it to my card base.


For my images I used CDD Mice to Meet You stamps and colored them with Copic Markers and fussy-cut them out. I stamped the mouse image again onto my background so that I could get her tail. I popped both of the images up with foam squares and added some details with a White Gel Pen and some Glossy Accents on the heart. 

The complete the card I added a few Fairy Dust Sequins.

Be sure to check out the December Release in the CDD Shop.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you soon!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Love You This Much! ~ Craftin Desert Divas December Release

December 09, 2018 0 Comments
Hello and Welcome to my blog!

Today I am sharing a sneak peek from Craftin Desert Divas December Release.

The stamp set I am featuring is Mice to Meet You. This set has the cutest mice. I love these little mice and think you will, too!



To create this card I started by stamping a sentiment from CDD All Together Sentiments across my Cardstock with embossing ink. I added some clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun.  Once cooled I added some color with Spun Sugar and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink to reveal the embossing. For the scalloped edge I used CDD Fancy Frames Dies.

I colored the cute little mouse with Copic markers and fussy-cut her out. Yes, I even cut out those time hearts! I put together CDD Stitched Box Die and added some polka dots with CDD Sorted Shapes 1 Stencil and white pigment ink. I added my little mouse inside and arranged her on the card panel. 

I heat embossed the sentiment that is included in the new Mice to Meet You set and added a few details with a white gel pen, Clear Wink of Stella, and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew.

All of the new product will be available Monday, December 10 in the CDD Shop.

Be sure to head on over to the CDD Gallery to see even more with the new products!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Hey Girl ~ Craftin Desert Divas December Release

December 07, 2018 0 Comments
Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog and another release from Crafting Desert Divas

Today I am share a sneak peek a the new CDD Dragon Tales Stamps and All Together Sentiments.

The Dragon Tales stamp set is a 5"x7" stamp set filled with cute images to make so many fairy tale scenes. You've got castles, dragons, a princess, and knights in shining armor all included in this set.


For my card I created a scene. I started by creating a background with CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil to create my clouds and ground. For this I used Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks. 

The tree was inked with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs, and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks and CDD Blooming Tree Stencil. I used my Copic makers to give the tree a little bit of detail.

I colored my princess and dragon from the CDD Dragon Tales stamps using Copic markers and fussy-cut them out. Before I adding them to my card I stamped a sentiment from the new All Together Sentiments. These sentiments are designed to go across the card but I decided to stamp it a bit off my card.

I popped the images up with some foam squares and added my panel to a white card base.

Be sure to head on over the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook to see even more projects using these new stamps.

The full release will be available for purchase on Monday, December 10, 2018 in the CDD Shop.

I will be back with more sneak peeks in a few days. See you then!