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VIDEO – Holly Jolly Day 4 CDD October Release

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

   I’m back with my second post for Day 4 of the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s October Release! To read the first one, click here. Yes, you read that right. There’s a video!!!

   This card is featuring the little snow girl from the new set Holly Jolly and a little snowman from Christmas Wishes. As soon as I saw this little girl I KNEW I wanted to do a no lines coloring, but I had no idea what I wanted to do for the card. Well, since making my fox shaker card, I’ve been obsessed with this Shake It Up die set from CDD! So, I guess I’m making a shaker snow globe card again!

   I LOVE how the coloring turned out on them! It looks like those vintage valentines you see sometimes. Now, one thing I forgot about doing no lines coloring is it’s really difficult to hide your lines when you’re doing white, so you can see some of my lines, but I feel like that gives it that vintage look.

   I decided that I wanted to use the new Doodlebug Milk & Cookies paper pad to make my card & the background inside my snow globe. Inside the snow globe, I used Flower Soft in Artic White as my “snow”. I also put Nuvo Glitter Accents in Fresh Snowfall on the snow banks.

   For my sentiment, I really wanted to use this one from the new Christmas Wishes stamp set. I also knew I wanted to do it in pink foil and make some matching hearts to go inside the shaker. I cut out my sentiment with the Stitched In Circle dies and my hearts with the confetti from Pocket Pieces HI dies, ran them through my Mini Minc, and added an eyelet to the sentiment. The tag is tied to the snow globe with Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle twine.

   To build up my shaker, I used 3 layers of adhesive backed foam that I cut out with my dies. So, you can see this card is VERY thick. I won’t send it through the mail on its own.

  I do hope I’ve inspired you to make some snow globes on your cards.

Copics Used:

   Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000 / R02, R00
   Suit: RV11, RV10, RV000 / YR02 / N10, N8, N6
   Hair: E35, YR23, Y21, YR31
Snowmen: BG11, BG10, 0 / YR07, YR04, YR02 / N10, N8, N6 / YG03, YG01, YG00

Supplies Used:

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Holly Jolly stamp set
Christmas Wishes stamp set
Inside Scalloped Circle dies
Stitched In Circle dies
Shake It Up dies
Pocket Pieces HI dies
Nuvo – Glitter Accents – Fresh Fallen Snow
Doodlebug Milk & Cookies 6×6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood Petite Paper Pad
Therm-O-web Pink Melon Foil Sheets
Mini Minc Foil Applicator
Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Twine

Holiday Hugs – Day 4 CDD October Release

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

   Welcome to my first post for Day 4 of the Craftin’ Desert Divas October Release! Today, the divas are showcasing 2 new stamp sets… “Holiday Hugs” and “Holly Jolly”.

   The first card I’m showing you is for the set Holiday Hugs. I just LOVED these two little characters hugging candy canes! Also, I figure that each little troll has his own little critter that matches his/her hair color!

   I decided to make this card a shaker card. I used some Doodlebug “Santa Express” paper to compliment the little candy loving troll and his buddy. To make the casing for my shaker, I cut 6 layers of 100lb Neenah Solar White cardstock using the Inside Scalloped Circle dies and adhered them all on top of each other. Then, I cut an additional glitter piece and added my acetate to it for the top. I filled my shaker using Fairy Dust sequins from CDD and added in a few iridescent stars of my own. I also used the Doodlebug Sprinkles to add in some larger candy shapes. I love that if you use your powder tool, you can take the adhesive off the back of these and they become little flat backs!

   I used Copics to color up my cuties and then cut them out using my Scan N Cut. I didn’t want the focus to be taken from them, so I adhered them to the outside of the shaker.

   The die cut sentiment is from the new Sending word die set. There’s the word die and also a shadow die in this set. I added some NUVO Shimmer pen to my word to give it some sparkle. The “Holiday Hugs” sentiment is from the Holiday Hugs stamp set. I actually put some foil on top of it to stick with that green color scheme. I used a tag from CDD’s Pocket Pieces HI dies to cut it out. I attached it to the Sending sentiment with a little Doodlebug Christmas twine and my card is finished.

   Be sure and stop by the Craftin’ Desert Divas Gallery and join our October Release Event for a chance to win this set!

Copics Used:

   Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000 / R02, R00
   Suit: YG17, YG09, YG03, YG01 / R39, R29, R27, R17 / Y17, Y15
Hair and Buddy: BG57, BG53, BG11, B00
Candy Canes: R17, R14 / C2, 0

Supplies Used:

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Holiday Hugs Stamp set
Inside Scalloped Circle dies
Sending Word dies
Pocket Pieces HI dies
Fairy Dust sequin mix
Therm-o-web Glittering Green Fancy Foil
Mini Minc Foil Applicator
Doodlebug Milk & Cookies Sugarplums Sprinkles

Happy Spook-oween!

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

   Hey, y’all! I cannot believe that it’s already October! That means it’s time for another Mood Board Challenge from Craftin’ Desert Divas! Remember, to play along, just use CDD products, post a photo of your project in the Monthly Challenge Folder located in the Craftin’ Desert Divas’ Gallery, and then also post your challenge on social media with #CDDMONTHLY so we can find it.

   Now, for my card, I didn’t go for the “fall” look or colors of the inspiration board… I went for the little word in there, “October”. I have NEEDED to make this card since I first laid eyes on this sweet little witch troll!

   To start my card, I wanted the total focus to be this witch riding her broom in front of the moon, so I made a circle shaped card. I also added my sentiment to the inside of the card. I used the Scalloped Circle dies to make my card base and a front panel for my card. Then, I cut out some purple glitter cardstock using the Shake It Up circle die. Finally, I cut some Bristol smooth cardstock using the circle die from the Scalloped Circle die set. I inked this up with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and sprayed it heavily with water. I wanted the color to be really muted, but still have a lot of texture. I added some more texture by spraying the moon with a shimmer spray from W Plus 9, then mounted this piece on foam tape and adhered it to the front of my card base.

   Next, I colored up my images using Copic markers and cut them out with my Scan N Cut (this machine still blows my mind!). I adhered these using Multi Medium in matte. Then I moved on to the inside of my card…

    When I was using my die on my sentiment strip, it moved just before it cut, so it’s crooked. To make it less noticeable, I tilted the banner strip a bit. This banner strip is from the Flag Banner dies set, but I did some partial die cutting to make it shorter. I also cut off the part outside the stitching.

   I wanted to put an image on the inside of the card, so I colored up this cute little pumpkin bucket with candy in it and attached it under my sentiment strip.

   For some finishing touches, I added Nuvo Shimmer pen to her dress and shoes, hat band, the toad’s hat band, the bat’s hair, and the pumpkin bucket’s eyes and mouth inside. I also added Glossy Accents to the eyes of both critters and also the buckle on her hat.

   I look forward to seeing what you create! Be sure to post it in the Gallery!

Copics Used:

Witch: E11, E21, E00, E000 / R02, R00
   Dress, Boots, & Hat: V09, V17, V15 / N10, N8, N6 / C4, C2
   Leggings: YG17, YG03, YG01 / N10, N8, N6
   Hair: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02
   Broom: E59, E57, E55 / E55, E53, E51, E50
   Toad: YG09, YG17, YG03, YG01 / N10, N8, N6 / V09, V17, V15
Bat: W10, W8, W6 / R02, R00 / C2 / YG09, YG17, YG03, YG01
Pumpkin: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02 / N10, N8, N6
   Candy: V05, V04 / YG09, YG03, YG01 / V09, V17, V15 / Y17, Y13 / N6, N4, N2

Supplies Used:

Supply lists will be back soon as I have to figure out another way to add my supplies since the price for my previous product listing tool went up.