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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cup of Sea ~ Craftin Desert Divas May Release Sneak Peek

May 22, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog!

Today I am sharing a look at Craftin Desert Divas new Cup Of Sea Stamps.

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This set combines the love of coffee with the love of mermaids! Who would have ever thought of that! The images are super cute and the fonts for the sentiments are fabulous!

For this card I started by creating a background using Distress Oxide Inks in Dried Marigold and Carved Pumpkin and CDD Burst Stencil. I wanted this to look like a radiating sun so I added a circle punched piece to the center. Shimmer was added to the whole thing with Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pears and White Linen Spray for more interest. I set that aside to dry.

Next I worked on the ocean waves. I used CDD Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies and Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salty Ocean. I spritzed this with water and dabbed it with a paper towel. 

While those were drying, I colored my image with Copic Markers and fussy cut the image and popped my mermaid up with some foam square for dimension and added the waves on top.

I stamped my sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink using  a stamp press to get a nice dark sentient.

To finish things off I used a White Gelly Roll Pen on the mermaid. CDD Fall Harvest Sequins were the perfect finishing touch.

Be sure to head on over the CDD Facebook Gallery to see all the projects that have been made with this set.

The stamps will be available May 24, 2019.

Beautiful Day ~ Altenew Educator Certification Program

May 22, 2019 4 Comments
Hello Friends! 

I am so glad to be back sharing another project featuring Altenew Products.

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This card was created as my final project for the Clean and Simple Boutique Cards Class. 

I pulled inspiration from two of the lessons: Foiling/Metallic Details and Faux Letterpress/Embossing.

For this card I pulled out the gorgeous Altenew Beautiful Day Stamps and Dies

I began by stamping the floral image, leaves, and the small floral images with Versamark Watermark Ink and sprinkled it with Ranger Embossing Powder in Gold.  Using a heat gun I melted the powder. 

Once the embossing cooled I stamped the layers. For the flowers, I skipped the first solid layer as I wanted to keep these light ad bright. For the other two layers I used Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Rose Quartz and Cotton Candy. The layer for the leaves were stamped in Forest Glades.

After the stamping I used Altenew Beautiful Day Dies and die cut the images. I set these aside and worked on my background.

This card is to be Clean and Simple so I cut my white card panel to 4.25" X 5.5". I placed this in my score board and added scored lines along the left and bottom of the panel. I also added a few score lines in the upper right corner only going partially across the panel.

I arranged the floral pieces on my card panel before adhering to see the best placement for my sentiment. The sentiment I chose is included in the Beautiful Day Stamp Set. I decided to heat emboss it with the same gold embossing powder I used for my images. I was a bit worried that the lettering would be too small but I think it came out okay!

I arranged the floral images on the card using Lawn Fawn Glue and some Foam Adhesive Squares allowing some of the images to fall off the edges. I trimmed those and added my panel to a card base.

It is not easy doing Clean and Simple Cards but this class does help. I am not sure I achieved that here but I do know I will be using many of the techniques learned in my future projects.

Check out all of the classes Altenew has to offer. There is so much to learn and so much inspiration. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Grow In Kindmess ~ Craftin Desert Divas May Release

May 19, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friend!

Today the Craftin Desert Divas designers begin showing you a look at the upcoming stamp release from Craftin Desert Divas.

Out first set is the Kindness Grows Stamps.

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This set of stamps was designed by the talented Anna Kovalenko. It has several succulents that can be put inside the hanging vase and her sentiments are beautiful.

For this card I started by creating my card panel.

 I used the technique in which you drag your ink pads across the panel. I love the different streak of color that can be achieved. For this I used three different Distress Oxide Inks in the following colors: Shaded Lilac, Twisted Citron, and Mowed Lawn. I set that aside to dry and worked on my images.

I stamped and colored my images with Copic Markers. a white Gelly Roll Pen was used to give some added details. Once I was happy with the coloring I fussy-cut the image leaving a very small white border.

I mounted the image on my card base with foam tape and added a gold string and bow. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Back Ink.

Please head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery to see all the amazing projects the designers have created.

These stamps will be available for purchase May 23, 2019. You can find them at Craftin Desert Divas.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thoughts of You ~ CDD Creative Inspiration

May 16, 2019 0 Comments
Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing a card created as inspiration for the current Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Creative Inspiration. This month's theme is Thankful for Spring.

I decided to use CDD It's A Spring Thing stamps and the Hill Scene 2 Stencil for a clean and simple card.

I started by creating a background using the Hill Scene 2 Stencil with some Distress Oxide Inks. Using three different inks I kept my focal area to the lower right side of my card panel. I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the grass and for the clouds I chose Shaded Lilac. Once I was happy with the blended background I used the CDD Fancy Frame Die and Big Shot to cut my panel.

Before stamping I cut my images out using the Its A Spring Thing SVG file. With the help of a stamp positioner I stamped my images using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. The images were colored with Copic Markers.

I stamped a sentiment for an older CDD stamp set that is no longer available and arranged my images. I  popped up the butterfly and squirrel with some foam tape and added the orange flowers directly to the base. I took my panel and added a piece of fun foam that I had prepped with some Adheasive. Using a little bit of Lawn Fawn Glue I added the panel to my card base. 

To finish the card off I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers ad butterfly and a few CDD Shimmer Sequins.

I hope this card gives you a smile and little inspiration. If you would like to participate in this month's challenge created a project and use #CDDCREATIVEINSPIRATION on Instagram. We would love to see what you create!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Wish Big! ~ CDD InstaHop

May 16, 2019 0 Comments
Hello there! Welcome to my blog!

Today's card was designed for the Craftin Desert Divas Instahop on Instagram.

The hop has some awesome prizes. To include this cute set called March On.

For this card I started by creating my background using the CDD Hill Scene 2 Stencil and some Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink.  I set that aside and went on to create a hillside using the Hill Sentiment Die. I cut this out twice and carefully snipped off the letters from one of my pieces. For this piece I used Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn to create my green grass. 

For the other piece I colored in the letters with Copic markers. I layered this piece behind the first and then added them to the cloud layer. These were then mounted onto a red card base.

I stamped the images from the March On stamp set and colored these cute little animals with Copic Markers. Since there are no dies fo this set I fussy-cut our my critters. I arranged them on my card base, popping up each image with foam tape. 

I added some sparkle for a Clear Wink of Stella pen and that card was complete.

I really love the bright and fun look to this card.

Here is a look at one of the prizes you could win if you hopped along with us on Instagram.

Pretty awesome! There is also, a $50 store credit that can be won!

For your chance to win head on over to Instagram and begin the hop.

You can find me here: @craftedblissstudio

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Just for You ~ Altenew AECP

May 12, 2019 3 Comments
Hello Friends! Welcome to my blog!

For my card today I have created a layered stamped design using Altenew products. This card is a class project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. As well as, a card created for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.

I have created this card to complete the All About Layering 2 Course. Although I did not have any of the stamp sets featured in this course. It is super helpful as you can apply the tips to any of your Altenew layering stamps.

To create this card I prepared a card base using Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock. This card is side folded sized at 5"x7".

To the base I layered a white panel that I had die cut with Altenew's Mandala Die. It's hard to see in the picture but this gave my card some beautiful texture and added a lace feature to the design.

For the flowers I used Altenew's Strength Blooms. To make choosing inks easier I chose to use the mini ink cube sets that Altenew carries. These sets come in four coordinating shades that make it so easy to get these beautiful layered looks. The ink sets used here are: Summer Afternoon, Cherry Blossom, Sea Shore, and Tropical Forest

I diecut the flowers and leaves using the Strength Blooms Dies.  

To assemble my card, I added a piece of Bazzill Basics Vellum that I had diecut using the Nested Circles Decorative Die Set for To this I heat embossed a sentiment from Altenew's Just For You Stamps using WOW! Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder.

Around the circle I arranged the flowers and leaves, adding a few gold leaves to the mix and popping my center flower with some foam tape.  Next I added a diecut "You" from Altenews Just For You Die. I cut this once in gold cardstock and three times out of white. I stacked the layers and offset the gold layer. I love that you can see some of the gold and that there is a bit of dimension from stacking the diecuts.

To complete the card I added some chunky glitter in gold with a Quickie Glue Pen.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.

If you are a mother I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!

I will be adding this card to the Simon Says Stamp "For A Special Lady" Challenge.