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

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge 10th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello! This is Day 1 of a two day hop to celebrate the tenth 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Have you heard of “The Daily Marker’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge” hosted by Kathy Racoosin? Right now it’s in the middle of the challenge and it’s a great time to take a leap, jump in and get your feet wet!  Don’t feel like you are jumping into the middle of the challenge I hope you will think of it as a new beginning.
The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. However feel free to  jump in or out as time permits.
Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here for DAY 1. TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING  or here on Instagramor here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day  and tag @kathyrac . For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids
If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post.  

Here are a few Craftin Desert Divas Design Team projects for today:

Tatiana's underwater card is sharing our Fintastic Friend Stamps with those adorable Sprites and Jelly Fish. Love the rainbow of colors on them! Fintastic Friends are available today at 3pm EST.

Michelle's showcasing our Get Wild.  Those jungle critters are super sweet. 

These surfer dudes on Janni's card and tag are from our new Waves stamps.  Love the teal color used with our new Polygon Stencil.
(both available today at 3pm EST)

 Weather Gnome shaker card by Anna is colored wonderfully. 

Chipmunk cuties from our Away We Go stamp on Saundras  card makes for an amazingly cute card!

I will give one random winner from the comments left on this post a $25 CDD Shop credit. Winner will be announced on the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Page on 6/19/18. 


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June Release Sneak Peek Day 5

Hello crafty people! 
It's Release Day and I am here to show you how amazing the Fintastic Friends stamp set and stencil are!
Now to making... I started making my card from making background piece. For that I used die cutting machine and CDD die. I am using Canson card stock.
Then I did the background coloring using new stencil and Distress inks. To color the right space I wanted I used masking tape to cover the borders of the paper. I used 2 color of inks to make a perfect blend. Started coloring from the corners.
For this card I used new FINTASTIC FRIENDS clear stamp set. I stamped the image onto the card stock with the help of stamping tool and Memento black ink. Then I colored it with pencils.
For the sentiment I decided to use black card stock background and white pigment ink. Picked the saying from the same new set.
Attached the image to the background with piece of foam tape to make it pop out. Then I did the same with the sentiment. For the final touches I did the "sun lights" with white gel pen. 
 At the very end I decided I need something MORE, lol. So I stamped and colored stars (from a different set) and attached them around the sentment :)

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

June Release Sneak Peek Day 4

Hello CDD Fans, Waleska here to share with you on Day 4 of our June Release the new Stamp Set "100% Magical"... This set is truly magical with lots of summer Unicorns having fun in the Sun, I know you will love this  new set.  I created this adorable unicorn having fun on a pool maybe in her backyard or on a friend's house... let me share with you now I create this fun card.


To make this card, I created my own glitter paper by putting Double Sided adhesive tape  (you can find this at the CDD Shop in various sizes) on a white card base and then adding the colored glitter I wanted.  I loove the look of glitter shiny water don´t you?

This adhesive works great and the glitter stays very well.  I then cut this piece with a wave die from the Ocean Border Dies to create the pool water, with a strip of gray cardstock I created the pool border.

I also wanted to create a wood fence, to do that I cut a strip of kraft cardstock, with a scoring board I score every 1/2 inch to create the wood logs after that I used distress inks in a swiping motion in the bottom and on top with colors Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo.  You should totally try this technique the wood looks awesome.

For the Sun I used the Bright Horizons Stencil with two Oxide inks colors Squeezed Lemonade and  Fossilized Amber.  I adhere every piece to the front part of the card, with an exacto knife I cut a little line in the glitter water to put the unicorn floating.  I finally stamped the sentiment in the right up corner of the card.

I hope you like this card as much as I do and can be as excited as we are for this new Release!!!  Be ready to get your new stamps and dies from this release on June 15th at 3pm.

Have a wonderful day!!!

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