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Surfing your way…

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

   I’m back for the final Craftin’ Desert Divas Release Day. It means the release is over, but there’s still time to order to get your free crafty goodie in your package, just be sure to order by July 15! Also, please remember there’s going to be no shipping between 7/13/17 and 7/19/17. Shipping will resume on 7/20/17.

   Also, the Craftin’ Desert Divas have a Cardmaker’s Blog Hop coming up on the 14th, so be sure to stop back by for that!

   For my last card for this release, I wanted to make another cutie with the new Sunny Smiles set. I also wanted to make a masculine card as I’m in need of a lot of those! I also decided to use the Ocean Border Dies to help me set the scene.

   For this card, I used some circle punches to make a frame to put my scene in. I stamped out the alligator from Sunny Smiles and centered some waves from the Ocean Borders die set. The little alligator was colored up using copics listed below. I inked up my background using Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I inked up the waves using Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks. I just LOVE how this came out!
   For my sentiment, I wanted it to be punny… So, I used the computer and typed up what I wanted it to say in “Lindsay Tinkertoy” font. Then I printed it out, colored it with some copics, and then went over the sentiment with a white gel pen.

   For some finishing touches, I also added white gel pen highlights to his sunglasses and also the waves on the wind board. Over those, I also added glossy accents. I love how this makes them shine!

    To continue the sentiment, I used “Happy Birthday” from the new Summer Vibin’ stamp set. I stamped it out, cut it into a banner, colored it with copics, and placed it on the inside of the card.
   I hope you’ve enjoyed this release as much as myself and the rest of the design team have! This has been a favorite!


Copics Used:

Alligator:
   Skin: G28, G46, G07, YG09, G14, YG06 / Y26, Y19, Y15, Y08, Y06
   Shorts: BG49, BG13, BG32, BG11 / B29, B26, B24, B23
   Sunglasses: YG18, YG15, Y38
Wind Board: YG18, YG15, Y38 / BG49, BG13, BG32, BG11 / B29, B26, B24, B23 / Y26, Y19, Y15, Y08, Y06 / C3, C1, C0


Supplies Used:

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Ocean Friends Spinner

Friday, July 7th, 2017

   Can you believe we’re already at release week for the July release for Craftin’ Desert Divas? I must be having fun because time is flying!
   So, for Day 1 of Release week. Today design team members are showcasing “Jawsome”, “Ocean Friends”, and “Ocean Border Dies”. These will be available for purchase in the CDD shop on July 10th at Noon EST. Plus, this month there’s a release special: Tara will add some “surprise” crafty goodie to every order placed on or before 7/15/17. This could be a mini stamp, mini die or sequin mix. No request accepted. And, also remember to place your orders early as there is will be NO shipping from 7/13/17 through 7/19/17. Shipping will resume on 7/20/17.

   Okay, onto my card! I’m using the Ocean Friends stamp set and also the Ocean Border Dies to make this wonderful spinner card!

   For the spinning mechanism, I used a penny, but included in the Ocean Border dies is a spinner track and a little circle to use for the spinner. I used the circle to cut the hole in my panel. Then I attached the orca to a penny using foam tape. I just LOVE how this came out! I didn’t want my orca to spin freely. I wanted you to have to actually spin it. This way I can stage him how I want and then send it.

   For the background, I cut out a panel using the Fancy Frames Dies, then I used the Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink and the Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink. I just LOVE these inks and the new colors are SO gorgeous! For the water part of my scene, I used the Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink and the Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I die cut the water edge using the new Ocean Border Dies. I just love that stitched edge and these dies have it on both sides!

   I colored up my orca using Copics (colors listed below) and cut him out using my Scan N Cut machine. This is a new toy in my craft room and I’m in LOVE!
   To put the piece together, I used 3 layers of foam tape. This way my orca has plenty of spin room and won’t get caught on the sequins or the waves. I only put one layer of foam tape under the panel so that my orca doesn’t move freely. I know, PETA is going to be mad. 😉
   For finishing touches, I used a Nuvo shimmer pen on the star fish, sprayed the water piece with a shimmer spray, and added sequins from two different mixes of CDD sequins. I just LOVE how this came out and I hope you do too!


Copics Used:

Orca: N10, N8, N6 / N3, N1, N0 / B02
Starfish: YR09, YR16, Y38, YR21


Supplies Used:

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Have A Cupcake!

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

   My Aunt Julie has always been one of my biggest supporters when it comes to my art. I just had to send her a birthday card, and one that I LOVED too! I have to tell you, it was hard to send this one out, but I knew Aunt Julie would love it as much as I do!

   I used this sweet digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I’ve had her for a long while, but when I went looking for what to put on my Aunt Julie’s card, I saw her and knew it had to be her!

   The photos don’t do this card justice! I cut out the sentiment on the front using some glitter paper from MFT. It’s so sparkly! To make the image match in sparkle, I used a Stardust Glitter Gel Pen to go over the stars on the cupcake and the little lines on her birthday hat.

   For the inside, I used a sentiment from the Delicious Birthday stamp set by MFT. I tried to find it on any site, but I can’t. 🙁


Copics Used:

* denotes a color I made myself by mixing refills into new marker colors.
Dress: BG75, BG72, BG71*, BG70.5*, BG70 / RV34, R83, RV11 / T3, T2, T0 / 0
Cupcake: YR31, E51, YR30 / RV34, R83, RV11
Mouse: E39, E37, E35, E34, E31 / R02, R00


Supplies Used:

Unlinkable: MFT – Delicious Birthday Sentiment Stamp Set