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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

You Are Amazing! - with Craftin Desert Divas

July 24, 2018 1 Comments

Hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I am sharing a card I created with Craftin Desert Divas products.

Copic coloring can be a little intimidating so I thought I would share an easy way to use your alcohol markers with no shading required.

To create this card I used the following items:

Fog cardstock
Versa Mark Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
Powder Bag
Heat Gun
Copic Markers
Stamping Positioner: I own the Misti and Tonic Studios Stamp Platform
Foam Tape Liquid Adhesive

Let's get started!

I started by stamping and heat embossing my flowers from the Botanical Layers Stamps. When heat embossing you need a sticky ink so that your embossing powder will stick to it. The best ink for this is Versa Mark Ink.

Before stamping use your powder tool or powder bag over the area to keep the embossing powder from sticking to areas you don’t want it.

You want to heat up your heat gun for a few moments before taking to the vellum. Move your heat gun around and don’t stay in the same spot for too long. If you have heated your gun long enough it will only take a few seconds for the embossing powder to melt.

Once the vellum is cooled, tun it over and color the other side. You want to color the side that hasn’t been embossed so that you don’t color your embossed lines and it gives the vellum a stained glass look. A great thing about  coloring on vellum is you don’t have to do any blending. As you can see in the picture above I only used 2 Copic markers.

Once the flowers were colored I fussy-cut them with my scissors.

My flowers needed leaves so I colored another piece of vellum with a green Copic markers and die-cut some leaves using the dies from the Inside Scalloped Circle Dies.

Now it’s time to arrange everything onto the panel and see how it looks.

For my panel I used the You Stamps and heat embossed the medallion onto Fog cardstock as well as, the You sentiment. Momento London Fog ink was used to stamp the supporting sentiment.

Since I was happy with this placement I took a picture with my phone so that I could reference it as I glued all the elements down.

I was very careful applying my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive onto the vellum pieces. Applying a small dot of glue in the centers of the flowers, on the stamen, and a tiny bit on some of the edges was the perfect amount and seemed to be enough to adhere the flowers. The leaves were tucked in under the flowers and the Sentiment was popped up with foam tape.

For a finishing touch, I added a few sequins.

I hope you found this helpful and gets you creating with your favorite Craftin Desert Divas products.

Thank you for spending a bit of your time with me today.

Be sure to check out the Craftin Desert Divas Blog for weekly inspiration!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Birthday Treat Bags

July 18, 2018 0 Comments

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I have a fun little project to share featuring Craftin Desert Divas new Birthday Treat Bag Add On SVG.

This SVG is sized perfectly to coordinate with CDD Treat Bag Dies. You will need to have an electronic die cutting machine to be able to cut these SVGs out.

In the video below, I show how I put these cute little critters together.

I hope you enjoy the video. If you. have any questions please comment below.

Here are few more pictures.

I embellished my bags with some baker's twine and added some tags that are included with the CDD Treat Bag Dies. The sentiment is from CDD Simply Said Stamps.

Further embellishments include: 

Ranger Distress Ink

Thank you for visiting today and I hope to see you soon!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas July 2018 Blog Hop

July 13, 2018 2 Comments

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog!

Today we are celebrating the July Release from Craftin Desert Divas with a blog hop!

If you came from Jan's Blog then you are in the right place. If you would like to start the hop from the beginning then head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas Blog.

I'll have a list of all the stops at the end of this post.

I created two cards for you today using the new You stamps.

These stamps are gorgeous! I just had to do some inking and watercoloring with them.

For this card I chose to do some heat embossing and ink blending. I used Distress Inks and a sponge dauber to create the blend I wanted. This card was totally inspired by a design by Laura Bassen, the queen of ink blending! 

I used the following color: Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, and Cracked Pistachio.

I kept the card pretty simple by adding heat embossed sentiments and clear sequins.

For my second card, I used the same Distress Inks but I did some loose watercolor instead.

I heat embossed the smaller images that are included in the You Stamps and added my color. I did some splattering for some added interest. Once dry, I die cut my panel with CDD Crazy Stitched Frames Dies and popped the panel up with some foam.

I, again, heat embossed the sentiments from the You Stamps and finished off the card with a few sequins.

The July Release is now available for purchase! This collection of stamps, dies  (and a stencil too!) is a great addition to your Summery cards or planner spreads. You’ll find lots of creative uses for the 6x6” swirl stencil - like a fun template for stitching! Once you’re done hopping, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop to snag your new release bundle - 10% off only through 7/15!

You can find the full release in the Craftin Desert Divas Shop!

Your next stop is the talented Ashley.

Here is the the whole line up:

Saundra ( You are here )