Monday, March 19, 2018

Fun Interactive Card With DT Suan

Hi Everyone,
DT Susan here with tutorial blog post on easel cards for Craftin Desert Divas! I decided to try easel cards since I had never made one which is shocking considering I have been stamping for about 20 years! I also decided to try no line or light line coloring with Copics. I wanted to get my Mom's Mother's Day card made way ahead of time since I am always scrambling at the last minute to make one for her. I have also uploaded a  You Tube Video. For my main stamp set I used Craftin Desert Divas' Botanical layers and I just used the outline images. Here is the card I made!

First, I cut a piece of 110 pound card stock to 4.25 x 11. I scored this at 5.5". Then I scored at 2 3/4" to make the fold for the easel card part.

Then I started my stamping using a light colored die ink, my images, and my Misti. I pre-cut the masks from Eclipse Masking Tape. I could not find my Distress Ink Antique Linen and this is usually the perfect color for no-line coloring.

I then adhered some adhesive from my tape runner to the bottom of the easel fold and attached my card panel to that. I then adhered a stack of hearts to hold up the card front like an easel does.

Supplies are listed and linked below. Thank you for visiting and I hope you liked the card.

Yellow flower - Y11 - Y17, YR18, R17, C3, E09 for the center
Red flower- R12, R32, R17, R35, R89, E07, EO9 and Y13 and BG09 for the center, C3 for cast shadows
Pink Flower: RV0000, RV63, RV66, RV69, R81 and Y13 and RV99 for the center
Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17, YG91, G20, YG0000, G40, G29
Double check on the video- I may have missed "a few" lol!!!

Craftin Desert Divas Supplies:
Botanical Layers

Happy Sentiments
Happy Die
Inside Scalloped Octagons

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Fun Interactive Card With DT Margaret

Hi Divas! It's Meg here with you to share a quick tutorial on making an Accordion card...and a bonus scene! Accordion cards are some of the easiest "fun fold" cards out there, and look so elegant when complete! Here's my project:

Now, let's get started!

For this project, you will need:
STEP 1. Using your 4.25" x 11" cardstock base, divide into quarters and score: 2.75", 5.5" 8.25". Fold on score lines, alternating valley and mountain fold. This will result in an "M" shape. your basic accordion fold card base is complete...seriously.

STEP 2. Center the Blooming Tree stencil on your extra 4.25" x 11" piece, and color up. I chose to outline the tree and then color with Copics.

STEP 3. Cut your kraft cardstock to size to matte each of the 4 panels of your card. Then, divide your tree. To cut the tree, start by cutting at the 5.5" mark. Then, measure off your 4 panels.

STEP 4. Now all that's left to do is adhere your tree and decorate! I added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to each tree panel before adhering it. Have fun creating a fun scene of your own!

Here's my design again (ahem, yes you can see where I miscalculated up my tree cut...gotta be careful when you measure!)! I've listed all the products at the bottom, too. See you next time!

Here are CDD supplies :
Flower Kisses stamps
Blooming Tree stencil
Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Fun Interactive Card With DT Adela

Hello crafting ladies! It´s CDD DT Adéla here with a new tutorial. I will show you how to make a neverending card. It is super easy and fun to make.

You will need 4 pieces of paper 3x6 inches to make a card 6x6 inches big. Or you can start with 2 panels 6x6 inches and decorate it before cutting as I did. Stencils are great way to make a gentle background.

When you are finished, cut them into halves. One vertical, one horizontal. I made a small video to show you, how to score the pieces before assembling whole card together.

When you have a card base you can start putting in your collored images and small decorations like enamel dots etc. I diecut "sending" word with my Big shot and gave it on front side.

As you flip the back side you can start over again...Here is small video with finished card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products I used:

Friday, March 16, 2018

Stretch Out Your Stamps/Dies With DT Natalie

Hi guys its Natalie on the blog today and I want to show you how to create a scene card using your dies as stencils.

They are perfect if you would like to create a one layered scene card but are nervous about drawing in the details yourself. I chose to create a garden scene with the Somebunny Stamp set and to create my background I used the Rainbow Die, Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies snd the Garden Border Dies.

I started by making the base of my card using the Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies once cut take out the middle part from the frame as we don't want the frame to get ink on it and place the frame to one side. 

Taking the middle part its time to lay out our scene I cut out the garden border for the soil and the little picket fence from the Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies from some scrap paper so  I could lay them out with the clear stamps of the bunny and carrot house to make sure I have things in the right positions.

Once you have everything in the right place then its time to draw  around everything ready to colour in. Try to lightly draw the images in so that they are easier to rub out later on.. Now its time to stamp out the bunny and carrot house I decided to try out some no line colouring so I used the antique linen distress ink to stamp these out as its a light neutral colour. 

The last thing to add to the scene is some clouds you just need to cut out one cloud and then you can move it around a place a few randomly in the sky.

Then its time to colour up the image I used some warm greys for the picket fence, clouds and bunny making sure the ears are darker than the cloud to distinguish between the two. I used the same oranges on the carrot house and the carrots and again using the same greens on the carrot tops and bow tie. Then a few shades of blue for the sky and brown for the soil. I like to keep my colour pallet limited so that you focus on the image and your eyes aren't distracted by all the colours. 

Try and avoid colouring over the pencil lines so either draw up to them or rub them out lightly first as once the marker is over the pencil you wont be able to rub it out.

Once I was happy with the colouring it was time to stick the frame back together and place it on some warm grey cardstock. the trick I use to easily stick the frame and base together is just placing them together upside down and then running the tape runner along the joins this enables us to easily stick it to the grey cardstock. Then its just time to stick it to your card base and its all finished up! I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today and I look forward to seeing all your one layer scene cards! 

Here is the look at the complete card one more time.

Thank you for stopping by 

Here is CDD products that I used.
Rainbow Die
Outdoor Landscape Dies 2


Inside Scalloped Rectangle Die
Garden Border Dies

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stretch Out Your Stamps/Dies With DT Jessica

 Hey everyone! Jessica's here from A Card Day's Work.  
I am guest posting on the Craftin Desert Divas blog today.

 This week on the CDD blog has been all about cool ways to get the most out of the stamps and dies your already have. What is better than being able to create something awesome using only things from your stash? I don't know about you, but not much else tops that in my crafting world. The card I'm sharing today was made using a single digi stamp from the CDD website and two CDD dies. Talk about low maintenance! Let's get into it.


To start off this card, I used a piece of black cardstock cut to 4.25x11. I scored each side around 2.75 inches or so from the edge so that I'd get a cool gatefold style card. Next, I used the Fancy Frames die set to create my own borders, rather than having a plain straight edge. This is the first place you can stretch your dies! The die I used from the Fancy Frames set is actually a scalloped rectangle (and seriously is my number one go to die). Instead of using the whole thing, I actually just lined it up with the edge of each side of my fold and ran just the edge through my die cut machine. This gave me an awesome scalloped and stitched border, without having to have a separate border die to do it.


I decided to use the Don't Go Bacon My Heart digi stamp for this card. I was trying to decide on the best way to use the digi and I just couldn't find the best place, because let's face it- this digi is too cute to just use once! So I decided I would use it a bunch and I made my own patterned paper with it. 

To do this, I uploaded the digital stamp to Cricut Design Space and rearranged the images until I was happy with the layout. Then I just printed the images and cut them down to size. I cut a larger panel for the inside and two smaller panels for the outer flaps of my card. I inked the edges with Scattered Straw Distress Ink to add a little more dimension and matted the inner piece with a piece of yellow cardstock.


I decided I wanted to add a way to keep my card closed, so I made a belly band. I used a scalloped circle die from Stitched In Circles for my center piece, and printed the adorable sentiment 'don't go bacon my heart.' I absolutely love puns and this one just makes me smile so much! I added some gel pen accents just to add a little more interest and that finished off this fun card.


I hope you love the card. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what fun ways you like to stretch your stamps and dies. Big hugs to you all and have a wonderful day!


CDD Banner 

Here are CDD products that I used 

Don't Go Becon My Heart

Fancy Frame Dies

Stitched In Circle Dies

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stretch Out Your Stamps/Dies With DT Janni

Hi Crafty Divas

DT Janni here again and I'm ready for some more 'Stretching Dies'.

Today I want to show you how I made the backgrounds for these gorgeous cards.

The Dies I'm using for the background are all leaves and flowers from 'Inside Scalloped Circle Dies', and my base for the backgrounds are made in white cardstock using 'Fancy Frame Dies'.

I used the same technique for both background. I placed the dies I wanted to use on my base and ran them through my Big Shot. It took a while since I only have one of each die.

Here you see the background using the leaves.

I colored up all the leaves with Copic YG 41.

Then I placed them in the die carved holes again and added it to a big piece of adhesive tape. This is soooo pretty.

The final result of the first card - sentiment is from 'Happy Sentiments'.

Here you see the background for my second card, here I used all the leaves and flowers from 'Inside Scalloped Circle Dies' and I decided to leave them all white.

I colored up this cute fairy from the new 'Seasonal Fairies' using Copics. Skin: E21-E11-R11, Hair: E50-E51-E53, Wings, Bow, Legs and Ears: E0000-E01-R00-R42. Leaves: YG41-G02. The sentiment on this card is from the new 'Flower Kisses', and it's my new favorite sentiment <3

That's all I have for you today, I hope you liked it and want to give it at try yourself.

See you soon again.


Products used:

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