Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ocean Of Birthday Wishes With DT Laurie

Hello friends and welcome back!! Laurie back to share a fun Summer themed card with you!!  The past couple Craftin Desert Divas releases have had some absolutely amazing summer themed stamps and dies, so this card was so fun and quite easy to make!!

I started by picking the umbrella and the cute little mouse on her beach blanket from the Waving Hello stamp set and did a little masking to make them into one image.

I stamped the umbrella first, applied the mask and then stamped the mouse.

Always stamp what you want in the foreground first!!!  I coloured up this cutie with my alcohol markers.

For the background, I used the Bright Horizons Stencil along with Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. 

This stencil is so beautiful and gives such a great result!

To complete my scene, I of course, used the Beach Scene Dies. This has to be one of my all time favorite and most used die sets!!  I cut the "beach" die out of white card stock and used Tea Dye Distress Ink for some color.  I cut the pretty scallop die from the Outdoor Landscapes Two Die set out of white card stock as well and used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on it.  I ended up cutting a piece of vellum with this same die.

I fussy cut the sweet little mouse and thought I needed one more element to this card...a bird!  So, I die cut the bird from the Scene Builder Dies and applied a light grey ink.

I decided to cut down my stenciled background as well as all the die cut pieces with the largest of the Fancy Frames Die set.  This gave everything a beautiful scalloped edge.

I simply layered each piece onto the scalloped card panel using tape runner adhesive.  I did use foam tape for the mouse.

The sentiment comes from the Mermaid Lagoon set and was stamped on a thin strip of card stock which I angled at one end.

Of course, every card of mine has to have some sparkle and shine, so I added some clear sparkle to the pink areas and added Glossy Accents over top!!  And don't forget about the Shimmer Sequins!!

And that's my Summer Themed card for you today!!  I hope you enjoyed!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!  Until next time...stay crafty!


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summer Inspired Card with Cheryl

It's Cheryl with the DT sharing a summer inspired card! The kids are out of school and it's time for some summer fun! That's why I made a card using the cute little critters from the "Away We Go" clear stamps!

First I cut out some printed cardstock using the largest die from the Fancy Frames die. Then I stamped the critters in the car onto cardstock and cut it out using the circle from the Stitched In Circle Die set. I also cut out banners for a sentiment in two contrasting colors using the Flag Banner Dies.

After coloring the stamped image, everything is ready to assemble!

Put it all together and there you have it! A card that's inspired by the summer! <3

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Inspired cards with Toni

Hello Beautiful Divas!  Toni here sharing yet more nautical cards--love this summer season!  

I started my cards by sponging my absolute favorite Distress Oxide combo of Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade onto a 100lb cardstock. Swoon, right?!

You may not have realized that the Mermaid Tail die cuts partially in that you end up with two perfectly usable options.  To take advantage of the scales, I dotted Ranger Multi Medium Matte on the backside of them after diecutting and before removing the pieces from the die. Next I placed the blue cardstock on the backside of a mousepad.  I then pressed the tail onto the cardstock.  

Any sort of slightly spongy surface would work--the point is to have some give so when you press down with the die and cuts, the metal cutting edges don't interfere with the glue being able to reach the cardstock base.  You then gently remove the die, maybe fix a couple of scales that didn't quite adhere, and voila, you have two gorgeous card fronts.

To finish up my cards, I:

Card 1
I spattered water on the inset tail then placed it on a glitter base.  I used the Hello Beautiful die for the sentiment. I really like how I was able to curve the hello to follow the tail.

Card 2
I used Wink of Stella on the embossed card.  You can see that best in the top photo.  I then used both parts of the Hello Beautiful die to pop up the sentiment.  That done, I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere Bubblegum and Fall Harvest sequins to the scales.  Blingy ding ding!

You have another couple of weeks to join us for the last CDD Moodboard Challenge (you can also tag #cddmonthly to play).

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Summer Vibin' Scene Card Tutorial by Natalie

Hi Guys it's Design Team member Natalie here and I'm going to show you how to make this cute summer unicorn card.

We are going to start by cutting out the base rectangle using the crazy stitched frame dies, next I took out the die again and drew round the inside of the frame. Using these lines I took my ruler and craft knife and cut out the rectangle in the middle. We are going to use this inner rectangle to create our scene. Using the small wave die from the Ocean Borders Die set we are going to cut out two sets of waves the top one around 1/3 of the way down and the second one just a little lower. Putting these aside we are going to cut a sun out from the top portion using the small circle from the Stitched In Circle Dies.
You should end up with something that looks like this...

Then its time to colour in our background using oxide inks I used salty ocean for the waves. I inked them up separately so I could leave the top of the waves white this will add definition between the two and will give the impression of sea foam. The sun was inked with carved pumpkin and the sun rays with squeezed lemonade alongside the Bright Horizons Stencil. You just have line your stencil as shown and for the other side flip your stencil over.

That fabulous Unicorn is part of the Summer Vibin Stamp set I used the same colours I used in the background and added some pink and green to the mix. The citrus colours make for a great summer card.
Now that everything is coloured up its time to stick it all together including putting it back into the frame. I made sure to add double tape to all the cuts so they were nice and secure. Then stuck it onto a base card. 
The last few things to add were the sentiment which I inked in black and highlighted with a white gel pen. The last touch to add was a bit of Wink of Stella to add some shimmer and sparkle I added it to the unicorns mane and tail and to the whites of the waves. I hope you like my card and I can't wait to see your Summer Holiday Cards!

Crazy Stitched Frame Dies

Salty Ocean Oxide Inks

Carved Pumpkin

Squeezed Lemonade Oxide Ink

Bright Horizons Stencil

Ocean Border Dies

Stitched In Circle Dies

Summer Vibin

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