Thursday, July 27, 2017

Peek A Boo

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Hey Divas! DT EK here today showing off CDD's Peek-A-Boo Animals. I have always adored this stamp set and all the different possibilities it presents. Today, I am featuring the little critters peaking out from inside the paper. This has always been one of my favorite paper piecing techniques, where you pop up paper on either side of the stamped images.

  EK Gorman CDD BP 1.3

To do this, I trimmed a sheet of blue Kraft In Color Doodlebug paper (I used both sides of this sheet of paper today) to 1.25", 1" and two .5" panels.

  EK Gorman CDD BP 1.4

Using (hands down my favorite) adhesive, I added strips of Scor-Tape to the bottom panel (kraft side) and added the blue stripe side on top.

  EK Gorman CDD BP 1.5

I measured where each panel would fall on either side of a 4.25"x5.5" piece of white card stock, going .25" further in so the panel would over lap the lines.

  EK Gorman CDD BP 1.6
I then stamped out the critters from the stamp set, plus the sentiment. Again I wasn't afraid to let the stamps over late the lines I drew, knowing, that the panels would cover them when added. I grabbed my copics and quickly colored in the critters, using some basic shading.

  EK Gorman CDD BP 1.7

 Using some dimensional 1/4" Xpress Tape, I added the panels onto of the card stock, allowing the cuties to peak out. I however, felt the card was missing something. If just felt a little flat to me. I experimented with adding another sentiment onto one of the kraft panel, but it still didn't feel correct.

  EK Gorman CDD BP 1.9

 In the end, I stamped out the sloth from the Peek-A-Boo Animals set, colored him, and fussy cut him out.

  EK Gorman CDD BP 1.2

 With Scor-Tape, I added the Sloth onto of the left panel, so it looked like he was hanging onto the blue striped panel.

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But WAIT...
Son't go anywhere yet. I have a bonus card for you today. Did you know there are four cute hats in this stamp set...that's right FOUR different hats. I don't know why, but I have never used them, and as I was stamping, I kept thinking how cute a card would be using just the hats. So using the same technique, I stamped out a bunch of the hats onto some watercolor paper, and watercoloring the images in with some pearlescent watercolors. I may have run out of dimensional tape making the first card (and yes, I have already reordered more), so I added the metallic panels with just Scor-Tape. Hope you enjoy the second card!

  EK Gorman CDD BP 2.1EK Gorman CDD BP 2.0 EK CDD blk watermark 2
CDD Products:
Peek A Boo Animals

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happiness Handmade

Hello Everyone!!! It's Lindsay, from the DT here with you today sharing a card I made using quite a few CDD goodies!! I wanted to use a set I haven't gotten to use in awhile, "Special Delivery", for my card today and I also wanted to use a technique I hadn't gotten to use in awhile, Ink Smooshing. Be sure to watch the full video tutorial below to see how I put the entire card together, along with a bit of ink smooshing!!

The first step in making this card, was stamping and masking the boxes to create a tower of boxes. I also stamped the flamingo from the set, both with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. After stamping, I did a bit of quite coloring with my alcohol markers and then fussy cut both stamped images. I also did a bit of die cutting with the Fancy Frames die set. I used the smaller scalloped rectangle to cut a piece of watercolor paper and the larger plain rectangle to cut some hot pink cardstock.
Finished Card 1
Be sure to watch the full video tutorial to see exactly how I create my ink smooshing background. After I was happy with the way the background looked, I added some fun foam and double sided to the back of my fussy cut images and adhered them to the ink smooshed rectangle.
Finished Card 2
To finish putting this card together, I adhered the scalloped rectangle to the hot pink mat. Then, using the small envelopes included in the set and a few different colors of Distress Ink, I stamped a background on my card base. After popping up the hot pink mat onto the card base with fun foam and double sided adhesive, I also popped up a flag banner with the sentiment "Happiness Handmade" onto the top of the finished card to complete it!
Finished Card 4

I hope you all watched and enjoyed the video tutorial above!!! If you are interested in any of the CDD products I used on my card today, they are all linked below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Coffee Mischief Managed

Hello everyone! It's DT member Laura here, from A bit of my crafts, and today I wanted to show you a card I made using the Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Wizards stamp set.
I wanted to try my hand at some no-line coloring, so I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo in London Fog on some Neenah Solar white cardstock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. Once I was done coloring all the images, I stamped the "Coffee Mischieve Managed" sentiment using Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain. And I have to say, I really love the sentiments in this stamp set! They are super fun! :) 
Once my scene was ready I cut it down using the largest from the Inside Scalloped Circles dies, and I moved on to my background. I took a piece of watercolor paper cut to 4 1/4" by 5 1/2 and used Versamark Ink to stamp some of the smaller images in the Coffee Wizards set in a random pattern. I then coated everything with some Nuvo clear glitter embossing powder, and heat set it with my heat gun. I inked up the background with Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet and I spritzed it with water for some added interest. And the fun part about using embossing powder with Distress Oxides is that the embossed areas on your card will resist the inks, so you end up with a nice pattern on your background! And the shimmer on this particular one is so pretty!
Once my background was ready, I cut a frame for my scene with the largest die from the Inside Scallop Circles set and inked it up with Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain. I used the same Walnut Stain Distress Oxide to add color to my card base, which I created out of some heavyweight cardstock, as well as to the edges of my scene die cut. I trimmed my Distress Oxide background to 4 by 5 1/4" and glued everything in place. 
And that's it! The card is ready! To make it easier for you to follow along, I also created a video tutorial showing the whole card making process, which you can watch below. I hope you enjoy it!

And before I leave I wanted to show you just one more picture of this fun card! :) 

And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked my card and enjoyed the video, and I hope I inspired you to create with this super fun stamp set! 
Have a great day,

List of Supplies

Coffee Wizards Stamp Set

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Distress Oxide - Faded Jeans

Distress Oxide - Walnut Stain

Distress Oxide - Wilted Violet

Monday, July 24, 2017

Enjoy The Moment

Hi everyone its Natalie on the blog today sharing my adorable monster card using the Monster Carnival stamp set alongside the Picture This stamps.

I started my card by die cutting the base using the fancy frame dies a firm favourite of mine which if you follow my work you will see I use all the time! This enabled me to see how much space I had to work with and decide which stamps to use. The first item to stamp out was those photo frames, I used a grey ink so it was a little more subtle and didn't distract the attention from the monsters in the frame. I then wanted to stamp one of the carnival monsters inside the frame, to do this though I needed to mask off the frame so that the monster didn't stamp outside of the box.

As you can see above I stamped the photo onto some post it tape then cut out the square frame using a craft knife to enable me to stamp the monster inside. Whilst I had the stamp tool out I also stamped out the washi tape stamp so I knew I would have an even coverage of ink and could stamp it repeatedly in the same place to increase the colour intensity. I repeated this process using the smaller photo frame in the stamp set and then it was ready for colouring.

I used copics to colour in my monsters using different shades to add depth and dimension. These were then cut out positioned and stuck down, finishing off by adding the sentiment a fun heart at the top and some nuvo drops. Then I added it to a orange base and popped it on a card base.
 I hope you like my card it was like these two stamp sets were just meant to be used together!

                                         Monster Carnival
Fancy Frames

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sending Monster Sized Hugs

Hello there my crafty friends,

Jan's here from handcraft hobby.  I am so glad to be on Craftin Desert Divas' Blog today to encouraging you to join us for our July Social Media Monthly Mood Board Challenge over CDD gallery.

Here is what I made for you

And here is our Mood Board Inspiration photo for July

Click here to join us at CDD gallery to enter the challenge.

I do love how whimsical and adorable images from this Monster Carnival stamp set.  It's hard to choose which one is my favorite.  :) So I ended up with this little guy holding one eye monster balloon.
I decided to stamped him as he peeked thru the windows and surprised with big hugs.

 This card is totally CAS! and I like how it turned out.

I had this white window frame that was left over from my previous project and it's hard for me to throw it away.... So I decided to used it and it kept the design simple.

I cut the negative window panels from water color paper using Window Pane dies and begain to stamp this cutie monster in different positions with versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I used Zig markers with clear water to color all of them with detail paint brush to pull the color toward inside the images leaving some white for the hi light.

I then put the main window panel onto black card based and got ready to pop all those panels back to the frame but then I felt it's abit plain so I decided to color all the white background in each panel with yellow zig marker and I like it much better.

To finished it off I used Flag Banner dies to cut my sentiment panel from water color papel and also paint it with green marker.. Thru out the project I only used 1 marker of each color.  And to ballance the color I dropped Nuvo Crystal Drop in Caribbean Ocean here and there.  And it's Done!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you're playing along with us.


Here are the list of CDD products that I used in this card.
Monster Canival
Window Pane dies

Flag Banner dies

Caribbean Ocean

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