Thursday, 30 August 2018

Shake It Up! CDD Designer Creative Challenge!

It's Shaker Time!

Hi Crafty Friends!  Today I'm sharing a fun shaker with you and it features some new products from the new release too!  

To begin I took two pieces of white cardstock and smooshed Victorian Velvet distress ink to use as my background on both panels.  On one of the panels I used the new Leafy Background stamp set and heat embossed this with tinsel gold embossing powder.

I used the Inside Scalloped Oval Dies to cut 8 oval frames from white cardstock and also to cut the heat embossed panel I created.  I adhered the embossed panel to the other smooshed background I created and then started layering up the frames around the edge. 

Once I had glued and layered up seven of the oval frames I filled my oval well with Maple Leaves Sequins.  I glued a piece of acetate over the top of the sequins ensuring all the sides were secured down to the oval frame.  Finally I glued one last frame over the top.  

I used the Favorite Nut stamp set to colour my squirrel image with copic markers and heat embossed a sentiment on to kraft cardstock with detail white embossing powder.

I think this card turned out super cute and I think these sequins are great for colour and size variation!

Hope you have a great crafty day!

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Crafin Desert Divas August Release Blog Hop - Day 2!

 Hello Crafty Friends!  
Today I'm excited to be sharing another card featuring stamp images from the August 2018 release. Rich coloured crisp leaves, fall friends and more make this release absolutely precious! Once you've hopped all the way along, head over to the Craftin Desert Divas shop to snag your special discount - 5% off through 8/19.

In today's card I have used the new stamp set, Dam Shame, along with the new Leafy Background stamp and I think it turned out just darling!
For this card I stamped and heat embossed the leafy background on to some Bristol Smooth Cardstock with clear embossing powder.  I used my new favourite distress inks for fall - Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet & Tattered Rose.

 I placed a small amount of distress ink on to an acrylic block and then used my water brush to place most of the colour at the base of the leaf and pull it out to fade the colour and create a subtle gradient effect.

For the outside of the leaves I used the gold paint from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set.

The beaver image was coloured using my copic markers and I fussy cut out my image.  I then cut a circle from white cardstock using the Stitched In Circle Dies. I used some tumbled glass distress ink to create some fluffy clouds using the new Hill Scene 2 stencil.  I used blueprint sketch to gently blend on some ink to create the look of water.  I then glued all my layers together and secured to a white cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed this card and how it was created!  Next on the hop is Maaike but in case you got lost here is the full hop list:

Craftin Desert Divas: click here Jan: click here
Angelica (Guest Designer): click here
Maaike: click here
Claire-Anne: click here
Courtney: click here Mari: click here
Candice: click here
Ashlee: click here
Michelle: click here
Sherry: click here
Holly: click here
Charlotte: click here
Rachel: click here  

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Sunday, 12 August 2018

CDD August 2018 Release Week - Sneak Peek Day #1!

Sneak Peek Day 1 - Favorite Nut

The August release is nearly here!  The Design Team have been 'squirreling' away creating some adorable designs for you and to share the amazingly cute new stamps we have coming.

For today's sneak peek I am sharing this adorable scene card using the new 'Favorite Nut' stamp set plus lots of new goodies for August (see below to find out what new products I have used!).  The acorn house is utterly adorable and I love the three squirrels that come in this stamp set (I've only used one of the squirrels on today's card).

To create this card I have used some gorgeous rich coloured distress inks and a few coppery splatters which I think pair perfectly with Fall approaching and these cute little critters.
The new products used on this card are:
Favorite Nut Stamps
Inside Scallop Oval Dies
Hill Scene 1 Stencil
Hill Scene 2 Stencil

To complement the release of this stamp set I have created a process video for the Craftin Desert Divas YouTube channel.  I hope you enjoy watching the steps I took to achieve this card - click here to see the video!

To return to the CDD blog post to find more of the Designers sneak peeks just click here!

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Smiles Across The Miles - Designer Creative Challenge!

Hi Everyone!
Thank you for joining me on my blog!  Today I have this super adorable card to share with you using the Gnomie stamp set!  I'm sure this card would put a smile on someone's face because those images are just the cutest!

I had these super sweet images already coloured in my stash (they were coloured with copic markers) so I pulled them out and created a cute scene for them.  

I used distress inks in
* Chipped Sapphire
* Blueprint Sketch
* Shaded Lilac 
to shade the sky in a gradual gradient (darker at the top, lighter toward the ground).  Once the background was dry I then used the Star Galaxy Stencil and spread some Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone over the top to add depth and glitz to the sky.  I left the glitter paste to dry overnight.

My grassy border was cut using the die from Outdoor Landscapes 2 from some plain white cardstock and inked up with Evergreen Bough distress ink. 

Once I had all my pieces ready I decided to cut a frame using the largest frame from the Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies.  I placed my grassy border behind the frame with Nuvo Glue and then adhered the frame to my background panel.  I then used the same glue to adhere my coloured images and secure the whole panel to an A2 white cardbase.

I used a sentiment from the Stars and Wishes stamp set and I stamped this in Onyx Black Versamark Ink.  

I hope you enjoyed my card today and that it put a smile on your face!  Have a wonderful day!  xoxo

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