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CDD – June Release Project – Dino Dig

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

   So, the stamps have been in the Craftin’ Desert Divas shop for 2 days. Have you got yours yet?

   I’m back with another card using Dino Dig. I just LOVE this set!

   This card is sized for a business envelope, so it’s 3.75″ x 9″. I decided to make a full scene on the front. In addition to the Dino Dig set, I used two digital stamps from the CDD shop. From one I used the volcano, and from the other I used the palm tree. These lend themselves perfectly to the theme! To make texture in the background, I used the refills of the copics I used to pounce on (like you do with the colorless blender). Make sure you mask out anything you don’t want texturized! I also did this to the road.

   I’ve added a close up of the little dino in his truck. I love how this works and that the little license plate was left blank so I could put in what I wanted. I used glossy accents on his eye to make it pop and give it some shine. You can find the copic colors I used listed below.

   I really hope you enjoy this set and I can’t wait to see what you create with it!

Copics Used:

Trees: E49, E47, E44 / YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93 / E39, E37, E35
Volcano: R08, YR09, YR07, Y15, Y13 / W7, W6, W5, W4 / E59, E57
T-Rex: R89, R39, R29, R27, R24 / YR18, YR09, YR07 / C3, C00
   Hat: E49, E47, E44
Truck: E89, E87, E84 / Y15, Y13, Y11 / 100, W10, W8, W6
   Sky: BG11, BG10
   Smoke: C7, C5, C3
   Grass: YG67, YG17, YG25, YG13 / matching refills
   Road: E55, E53, E51, E50 / matching refills

Supplies Used:

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CDD – Release Day – Dino Dig

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

   I’m showcasing this sweet little dino set today. This set will be available for purchase on Friday, June 23 at 1500 EST. Remember, any US orders over $20, Tara offers free shipping. With this release, that’s not hard to meet.

   I love this set! I have a LOT of nephews (most aren’t quite so little anymore), but who doesn’t love dinosaurs?? This set made it super easy to make a masculine card and we all know how tricky those can be for most of us!

   For this card, as you can see, I made a slider card. I got really inky while making this card! I took a couple sheets of Neenah 80# Desert Storm cardstock and made a slider mechanism in silhouette studio. I went over all the pieces randomly with Distress Inks. Then, I took out my Distress Oxide inks and went over the those. After that, I sprayed each piece with my distress sprayer for a more textured look. It still didn’t look textured enough for me, so I put some Distress Oxide ink in Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo and added a little bit of water to them. Then I took a paintbrush, picked up the ink and tapped it on my finger over the pieces. I still didn’t have enough texture, so I did the same thing with Black Soot Distress Ink. After that, I remembered that some rock has white splatters in it too. So, I took out some White Gesso and watered it down and repeated the process. Learn from my mistake! I didn’t put my project into a box, so my whole work station (including the lights and my phone) had splatters all over it. Always use the box!

   I free hand cut some “rocks” for the dinos to be sitting on and added various layers of foam tape to give the scene a little more depth.

   I hope you enjoy this set as much as I have! I’ll be back this week with another project using this set.

Copics Used:

Helmets: E44, E42, E40
Bone: E53, E51, E50, E40
Triceratops: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91 / W3, W00 / C3, C00
  Magnifying Glass: E59, E57, E55 / BG10
Brontosaurus: E89, E87, E84, E81 / W3, W00 / C3, C00
  Fossil: E57, E55
Pterodactyl: BG99, BG96, BG93, BG91 / C3, C00
  Hammer: E57, E55 / C3, C1, C00

Supplies Used:

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I will add the link to Dino Dig when it becomes available in the shop.

Just For Your Birthday!

Monday, June 12th, 2017

I’ve got great news!!!

I’m now a part of this wonderful group of ladies!!!

   I decided for my first card during my design team stay, I would use this sweet little digital stamp called “Just For You”. Y’all know how I LOVE foxes!

   I wanted to make it a gender neutral birthday card. I colored him up with my copics. The sentiment on the front is actually included in the digital file. I printed it out and used a banner die to cut it. Using two additional printed images, I colored, cut, and popped up the two balloons. Then, I added glossy accents to them.

   I knew when I was coloring this card that I wanted to use this super cute paper pad by Jillybean Soup. I really wanted to use this birthday balloon paper, but on the front, it would get lost. I decided to move it to the inside. I also stamped a sentiment from a My Favorite Things stamp set. To me, this finished it off!

Copics Used:

Fox: YR27, E33, YR12, YR21 / W3, W1, W0, W00, 0 / R02, R00
Duckling: YR27, YR12 / Y26, Y23, Y21, Y17
Rocks: C5, C3, C1, C00
Background: BG10, BG11 / YG61, YG63, YG67
Balloons: R37, R39, R59 / BG78, BG09, BG07

Supplies Used:

Unlinkable: Jillybean Soup 6×6 Paper Pad “Birthday Bisque”

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