Friday, March 9, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas March Sneak Peek Release

Hi there folks...

Im here to share with you my cards that I made for
Craftin Desert Divas March Sneak Peek Release.

Here are what we have for you
6 new stamps - Let's Do Lunch, Seasonal Fairies,  Bee Cakery, Just Married, 
Flower Kisses and Hitched
2 dies - Flower Border dies and Tag It dies
and 2 stencils - Blooming Tree and  Bright Horizon
All new release product will be in the CDD Shop on 3/9/18 (Today) at 3pm EST. Click Here.

March Release special: Use code MAR18 to get 15% off your entire purchase. 
Not valid on previous or wholesale orders. Starts 3/9/18 thru 3/19/18

*** Here are my cards for Featuring for Day 1
Let's Do Lunch stamp, Flower Border dies and Blooming Tree stencil

I traced the Blooming Tree stencil and colored all image and scene with copic markers.  I did abit of masking technique with the apple image and the basket.  I also used Crazy Stitched Frame dies for decorative edges

Next card is featuring Blooming Tree stencil.  I went crazy with all those masking and distress oxide ink. 

I used Nuvo Glimmer Paste with Blooming Tree stencil for the clear tree but since it's translucent the background inks shown thru. And I mixed the paste with blue reinker to make the blue tree card.  The last one I did heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

*** Day 2 we had Seasonal Fairies stamp, Tag It dies and Bright Horizon stencil

I created the longer tags using Tag It die with partial die cutting technique.  I colored all the images with copic markers and fussy cut them out. 

I inked up with distress oxide inks each and individual tag to represent 4 seasons.  Winter background with the winter fairies and decorated the bottom part with Fall Border dies.  Spring background, I used Flower Border dies.  Summer background, I used Island dies to decorate at the bottom part.  Lastly Autumn background, I used the tree  border dies from Fall Boarder die.

Next card is showcasing Bright Horizon stencil

This one is quite straight forward using distress oxide inks.  They're quite easy to blend to each others.

*** Day 3, we showcased 2 stamps - Bee Cakery and Just Married stamps

I used the adorable bees from Bee Cakery and pretended that they're celebrating at the cloud garden.  I used Flower Border dies for cloud garden and Stitched Scalloped dies for puffy clouds.

Next card featured Just Married stamp.

The newly wedded mice couple from Just Married stamp are absolutely adorable. I set home scene using Living Room Accessories digital stamp.  I colored them with Copic Markers.

*** Day 4, we have Flower Kisses stamp for you.

I created single layer card with inlay die cut technique to showcase the inside/outside stitched details from Tag It dies at the sentiment frame.  For the mouse image, I used Inside Scalloped Square die.  I colored the mouse with copic marker.  
I also used Crazy Stitched Frame dies for decorative edges on my main panel.

*** And Today Day 5, We have Hitched

On water color paper, I stamped and masked off the lovely newly wedded couple from Hitched and placed the Bright Horizon stencil to create sun rise/sun set background with distress oxide inks.  

For the sea, the sun reflection on the sea and the main image itself, I used copic markers to color as well as the red dirt road and sand.

I must say colored on  watercolor paper with copic make the blending a bit easier but boy it soaked up more ink comparing to regular card stock.  The reason I used water color paper because I wanted the texture of the paper on the background and scene.

I hope you enjoy all my collection so far.  Thank you for reading up to this far and I wish you a beautiful days...  Enjoy your shopping.


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Here are CDD products that I used on those cards

Living Room Accessories digital samp

Friday, March 2, 2018

Counting Down The Day - Embossing With Stencil

Hello Divas...

Im so glad to be on Craftin Desert Divas blog today sharing with you how I did heat embossing technique with stencil using Sorted Shapes 2 stencil along with the adorable moody lamp from Crabby Critters stamp.

Here is what I made for you.

Here is how I prepared my card.

As always, I like to cut my panel with Crazy Stitched Frame dies to determine where I can put my images of in this case my stencil.  I like the idea of using it to frame my image.

I used Powder Tool Applicator all over my card front to reduce the embossing powder to stick on the places that I don't want rather than the inked area.  I covered all 4 sides around the stencil and applied Versamark Ink to the stencil. I used gold embossing powder and heated it with the heat gun.

I wanted to show my wonky stitch frame edges so I covered all 4 edges with some washi tapes as well as my center white area.  I used 4 distress oxide inks in squeezed lemonade, worn lipstick, peacock feathers and cracked pistachio and blended around 4 corners.

And the magic began when I peeled off all those covers.  I stamped the super adorable lamb at the center and colored her in with copic marker.  For sentiment, I cut black card stock with Flag Banner dies and white heat embossed it onto black card stock.  

Last finishing touch, I added Stitched Number dies onto white card stock at put them on each corner to emphasis the word "Counting Down"

I hope you like it and get creative to use your stencils in different way.

Thank you for stopping.


(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links... Thank you for your support)

Here are CDD products that I used in this card

Sorted Shapes 2 Stencil

Crabby Critters Stamp

Crazy Stitched Frame Dies

Flag Banner Dies

Stitched Number Dies

Versamark Ink

Squeezed Lemonade Oxide Ink

Worn Lipstick Oxide Ink

Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink

Cracked Pistachio Oxide Ink

Powder Tool Applicator

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pop Up Card Book Style

Hello everyone... It's been awhile since my last post and I apologize for being inactive.  my bad  :)  

Im here today to share with you my card for Craftin Desert Divas March Mood Board Challenge.  It's a month long challenge and I hope you can join us at CDD Mood Board Event page for March.

And here is what I made for you.

And here is our March Mood Board Photo Inspiration.
Isn't it pretty?

I also made a short vdo showing some details on how I created it 

Below here are some photos tutorial and supplies I used to create this card.

I began by created the background using Sorted Shapes 2 stencil using plaid pattern.  The colors I chose are from those ladies dresses from the mood board photo.  I used all in distress oxide inks in worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, evergreen bough, mermaid lagoon and shaded lilac.

I did the template for my pop up panel with typing paper.  I folded about an inch at the bottom and then folded in half (picture 1 & 2)
I then pinched the folded corner and put it against the triangle corner to form 90 degree. (picture 3 & 4)

I folded up the paper back to half again and pushed it again my folded card base which is 5 1/2 " square card base and cut away the hang out paper from the edge (picture 1)

Opened it up and you will get this funny looking shape that will determine where can you decorate the panel inside.

I traced it to my pretty pattern paper and cut it with Stitched Scallop dies for my cloud in the sky. At the bottom folded area I used scor tape 1/2 inch for heavy duty use but do left the folded center without any adhesive there.

I put it again the center fold of my panel and made sure that non of the edges are outside the card base.

I adhered one side of the panel down first so that I can made the final adjustment on the other side should it be some parts left out.

And here is the top view.

From there I began to create my elements using the same distress oxide inks with the cloud and the rainbow from Rainbow dies.  I colored the balloon with Koala bear and the birdies with copic markers and fussy cut them out.

Time to assemble them all together.

I made sure that my stamps & dies elements are not out beyond the card base.

And here is the closer look at both panel

And here is how I decorated my card front.

I used Inside Scalloped Square dies for my decorative frame, Happy dies and sentiments from Happy Sentiments and Tiny Treasure stamp.

Hope you like it and give it a try.
Thank you for stopping by today.


 (Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links... Thank you for your support)

Here are CDD products that I used in this card

 Happy Sentiments

Tiny Treasure

Up Up & Away

Inside Scalloped Square

Happy Dies

Stitched Scallop dies

Rainbow Dies

Sorted Shapes 2 stencil

worn lipstick

squeezed lemonade

evergreen bough

mermaid lagoon

shaded lilac

Glitter Accents Fresh Snowfall

Scor Tape 1/2"