Archive for the 'birthday cards' Category

Floating Birthday Wishes

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

   Hey, y’all! I’m sharing a card I created for the Craftin’ Desert Divas August Mood Board Challenge! To play along, just use CDD products with the mood board inspiration, and then share it on social media. Be sure to tag Craftin’ Desert Divas with #cddmonthly for a chance to win! More information is available in the Files section of the Craftin’ Desert Divas Gallery Facebook Group.

   In this theme, I see birthday stuff! So, I made a cute little birthday card using the “Happy Hello” digital stamp. This stamp is SO cute and I’ve had my eye on it for a while to make a birthday card.

   I colored her up with Copic markers to match Doodlebug’s Fairy Tales set. Can you tell I like Doodlebug? For this one, I decided to make a shaker card. I cut out everything using my Scan N’ Cut. I only had to cut a little with my craft knife to get the insides of the balloon strings. I did decide to use a silver thread for the balloon strings instead of the black lines. Yeah, it took a little longer, but I think it was worth it.

   To make the frame for the shaker, I used the Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies from Craftin’ Desert Divas. These have very quickly become a go-to die for me. For the filler in my shaker window, I used hot pink and purple micro beads, clear iridescent seed beads, and iridescent star sequins. I just LOVE how it came out! It’s very girly and since I have 8 nephews and only 2 nieces I don’t get to make very many girly cards.
   For a finishing touch, there’s an extra thick layer of Glossy Accents over the balloons. This is because when the first layer was almost dry, I was messing around with it thinking I could be careful and finish the card while it was still wet and stuck my thumb in it. 🙁 So, I had to put another layer.

   For the inside, I decided to use a little sentiment from the 6×6 Fairy Tales paper pad. I think it looks perfect!


Copics Used:

Elephant: N5, N3, N1, N0 / R02, R00
Bird: BG57, BG53, 0 / YR04, YR02 / Y15, Y13
Balloons: V15, V12, V01 / RV66, V05, RV63 / RV55, RV02, RV52 / Y15, Y13, Y11 / YR07, YR04, YR02 / YG07, YG03, YG01


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CDD – July Monthly Challenge

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

   I’m sharing a pop-up card I’ve made for the CDD monthly challenge! This months theme is so cute that I just had to make another card. To play along, just use CDD products with the mood board inspiration, and then share it on social media. Be sure to tag Craftin’ Desert Divas with #cddmonthly for a chance to win! More information is available in the Craftin’ Desert Divas Gallery Facebook Group.

   For the front of my card, I used the hermit crabs from Craftin’ Desert Divas’s new Ocean Friends stamp set! The sentiment is from the new Mermaid Lagoon stamp set. I popped up the middle crab on some foam tape.

   For the inside, I used the Ocean Border dies to make two borders. For one, I just cut off the coral and seaweed. I colored these up using my copic airbrush set. To make the splatter, I used the brush end of the nib in the marker holder. I also made my own cuts to get it to be a pop-up. For the top of the back panel, I used Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China Distress Oxide inks. For the bottom, I used the same technique with my copic airbrush system.

   Here, you can see the pop up from the side. I made it about a half inch deep because I wanted there to be a lot of depth in this part. Isn’t that little octopus using the hermit crab as a party hat adorable?!?!? I used the seahorses, seaweed, and seashell from Mermaid Lagoon to help complete the scene. I also used a starfish from Summer Vibin’.

   To make this little crab’s string actually show up, I just traced over it with a copic marker before putting it through my Scan N Cut.

   I had to bring some starfish in to finish off the setting. An ocean party isn’t complete without a few starfish. I used the starfish from the Mermaid Lagoon stamp set. I also used the sentiment from the Mermaid Lagoon stamp set. I thought it went perfectly with my card.

   I do hope you like my card and I also hope you join us over at the Craftin’ Desert Divas Gallery on Facebook and play along!



I’m sorry, but there are too many Copics to list! I’d be putting down over 100 marker numbers.

I will have to add a supply list when I return home on the 28th.

Cardmaker Magazine Bloghop

Friday, July 14th, 2017

   The Craftin’ Desert Divas have teamed up with Cardmaker Magazine for a summer blog hop!

   It is really excited to be working with the Cardmaker Magazine Team on this blog hop! Be sure you hop along and leave a comment on each blog along the way for a chance to win a $75 CDD shop credit. We will be choosing from all the comments left on all of the team’s blog posts, so the more you comment, the more chance to win! Winner announced 7/19.

   For my card, I created an underwater scene using the new Mermaid Lagoon and Ocean Border Dies. To make my scene, I cut out a panel from the Fancy Frames dies and inked it up with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I then splattered it with water and added a Shimmer Spray. For the bottom part of the scene, I die cut the same panel from Neenah 80# cardstock and colored it in with Copics. I added Nuvo Shimmer pen to the coral to really make it stand out.
   Nothing is popped up on foam tape, so this card will go really well through the mail! I fussy cut my images out (silly me didn’t think to use the Scan N Cut) so there would be no distracting white outlines.

   Thanks for stopping by & I really hope you liked my addition to the Cardmakers Magazine Summer Blog Hop!

Now, you should be headed to see

Diana Carr


Copics Used:

Mermaid:
   Skin: E11, E00, E000 / R02, R00
   Tail: YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01
   Shells: BV04, BV12, BV02
   Crown: Y19, Y08, Y11
   Hair: R85, RV34, R83, RV32, RV11, RV00
Starfish: Y19, Y08, Y13, Y11
Oyster: RV02, RV00, RV000, RV0000 / W3, W1, W0 / C3, C1, C0
Seahorse: BV04, BV13, BV02, BV01
Fish: YR04, YR02, YR00, YR000
Coral: YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00 / BV04, BV13, BV02 / RV34, R83, RV32, RV11
Seaweed: YR67, YR17, YR25, YR03, YR01
Sand: E57, E55, E53


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