Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fun Time With Stencil With DT Susan

Hi,  Susan's here.
I finally got brave enough to try to spritz a stencil with water and layer it over distress oxides. I have been leery of this technique but I actually like it more than blending ink through a stencil!!!! Here is the card which will go to my little granddaughter who has many tutus!

I have a You Tube video tutorial:

First I started with Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock and blended in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides.

Then I moved the paper out of harm's way and misted water onto our Cloudy Sky stencil.

I carefully placed the wet side of the stencil onto the inked card stock and patted it to remove some of the ink.

This left behind a faint white line where the stencil lines were. I then splatted Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray onto the Bristol and let it dry.

I finished off by stamping an image from the Twinkle Toes stamp set and coloring it in with Copics. I used C1, C3, C5 and C7 for the body and V01, V04, V06 for the tutu. I heat embossed a sentiment onto black card stock. I then cut the card down to a 4 bar size - 3.5" by 4 7/8" as I thought that size brought more attention to my ballerina.

Here is the card again:

I hope you like the card and thank you for visiting the blog.

Craftin Desert Divas Supplies:
Cloudy Sky
Twinkle Toes
Shimmer Spray
Picked Raspberry
Worn Lipstick
Tattered Rose 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fun Time With Stencil With DT Colleen

Hello everyone, it's Colleen from Maple Syrup Designs here for Craftin' Desert Divas! Today I am going to be showing you how to use Nuvo Embellishment Mousse with your stencils. There are so many different techniques you can do with Nuvo Mousse, and I will show you more in the future, but for today's card I used a very simple technique that anyone will be able to do. This can be done with any stencil, but I am using Craftin' Desert Divas Cloudy Sky Stencil. 

  1. Place your stencil in the corner of a piece of smooth white cardstock (my preference is Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth), tape down with some washi tape.
  2. Choose the colours of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse you would like and start by simply dipping your finger in the pot and applying in circular motions. For this Card I used: Lilac Lavender, Aquamarine, Cornflower Blue, Custard Cream, Coral Calypso and Peony Pink.
  3. Apply these in whatever pattern you like totally filling in the stencil.
  4. Remove the stencil.
  5. In all the white borders apply glue from a deco foil glue pen and sprinkle with Frosting powder, heat set with your heat gun.
  6. Trim the card down to a 5.25" square.
  7. Take a piece of white glitter card and cut to 5.5" square, then using a Frame Punch Board, cut out a 1/2" frame.
  8. Using double sided tape attach the frame to the front of the cloud panel.
  9. Attach this whole panel onto a 6" square card blank, set aside.
  10. Using the Craftin' Desert Diva's Sparkle stamp set cut out the following stamps and colour using your favourite medium (I use Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers).
  11. Cut out the word "Happy" using the Craftin' Desert Diva's Happy Die using aqua and white card.
  12. Affix the sentiment and two unicorns to the card and you are done and have one bright and happy card suitable for many occasions.
Happy Die - Craftin' Desert Divas 
Sparkle Stamp Set - Craftin' Desert Divas 
Cloudy Sky Stencil - Craftin' Desert Divas 
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Craftin' Desert Divas 
Scor Tape - Craftin' Desert Divas
Illustrator Markers
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock 
Spectrum Noir White Glitter Cradstock Card Blank

Monday, April 23, 2018

Fun Time With Stencil With DT Toni

Hello, Divas!  Toni here with you again today to share one of my favorite ways to use a stencil--by using one with ink on the base then another on top using either a different color ink or embossing paste.  Come, let's take a look at how I created this card.

I started by added Doodlebug Official Stripe Washi Tape, aligning the strips on cardstock. I then cut this out using a Stitched In Circle Die. Do you see a mod beehive like I do? I had also colored and cut out the sweet images from Sweet as Honey. I hadn't noticed the large bees are actually animals inside bee costumes. I'm thinking future Halloween costume cards!

Next I sponged the Hearts Galore Stencil, ombre style, using Distress Ink Mustard Seed and Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade. I love these bright, sunny shades! I then used the Sorted Shapes 1 Stencil to randomly emboss honeycombs using Ranger Transparent Gloss Embossing Paste on top of the hearts. I sprinkled glitter (Nuvo Sparkle Dust - Snow Glow) on top of that while the paste was still wet. Some certainly shakes off once dry, but a fair and deliciously sparkly amount remains.

It's hard to capture well, but the glitter adds some lovely sparkle. When you try this technique, you'll find that if you hold the card away from you, the underlayer stenciling may be dominant while closer up, the top layer captures the eyes.  It's a really cool effect! Lastly, I added the Sweet as Honey images, a sentiment from Bee Cakery and a few tiny, tiny heart sequins from the Ladybug mix.

I hope you'll give this double layering stencil technique a try and show it to us!

You have a few days left to participate in the CDD Moodboard Challenge.  I was inspired by the sunny yellows in the lower left and the stripes on the cupcake liners in the upper right. Plus, the whole board is sweet as honey!  You can join the event and post there to play along or you can tag #cddmonthly. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Small Images Big Background With DT Brianna

Hello everyone, Brianna joining you all today. I'm here to bring a little sunshine and happiness to your day using the adorable, Weather Gnomes stamp set. 

Today, I will be focusing on the smaller stamps within this set. My goal was to create a focal point for my card while still keeping it clean and simple.
Let's get started shall we!?

Let's start with the focal point piece of the card....
I started by first stamping and coloring my three little images on my mat, that I cut out using the, Fancy Frame Dies. 
(colors used on finished focal point piece as shown above)

I then used the Hearts Galore stencil to add some little hearts for above my rainbow. I though they would look cute and go perfect with my sentiment. 

I finished up my focal piece by adding some thinly cut strips of bright colored paper (this is a great way to use up some scraps you may have lying around). 

For my background I brought out my sidekick, aka my Misti tool. This comes in super handy when doing repetitive patterns, trying to keep your paper in place & getting a nice dark crisp image. 

To finish up I popped up my focal piece by added some scotch 3D foam tape and used some glossy accents to add some Shimmer sequins. 


Thank you all for taking time out of your day to stop on by :)

Until next time.

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