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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


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Summer Vibin’ Flamingo

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

   Welcome to the first release day of the Craftin’ Desert Divas July Release! All of the items are available in the shop and any orders placed between now and the 15th get a nice little goodie from Tara in it! Place your orders early as there will be NO shipping from 7/13/17 through 7/19/17. Shipping will resume on 7/20/17.

   For my card today, I decided to show how you can use the Island dies without ink blending and just use patterned paper! This is a neat idea to make your cards go a LOT faster!

   I used the new Island Dies and cut out patterned paper from the Doodlebug Fun in the Sun 6×6 paper pad. I also cut out a couple of strips from the paper as well to add some visual interest at the bottom. To set some definition between the ocean and the sky, I used a piece of vellum that I covered in Nuvo shimmer pen to mute the blue paper. To make sure both the background piece and the vellum piece were the same size and had that same great stitching, I used the Fancy Frames dies to cut them. I also used my copics on the island under the tree to show some definition between the two pieces.

   I colored up this sweet little flamingo and sun, from the new Summer Vibin’ stamp set, using my copic markers (specific colors are listed below). To add some finishing touches, I put Glossy Accents on his eye and floatie and also the sun’s sunglasses. I cut the images out using my Scan N Cut.

   Overall, this was an easy card to make. I hope you like it as much as I do!


Copics Used:

Flamingo:
   Beak: W3, W1, W0 / N10, N8, N6, N4
   Eye: C3, C1, C0
   Feathers: RV34, R83, RV32, RV11
   Legs: YR18, YR14, YR02, YR65
Floatie: N10, N8, N6 / C3, C1, C0 / RV25, RV14, RV23, RV13, RV21
Sun: YR18, YR14, YR02, YR65 / Y26, Y23, Y21, YR31 / N10, N8, N6


Supplies Used:

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Float Away with a Mermaid

Monday, July 10th, 2017

   It’s day 5 of the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s July release! Hasn’t this been a great one? The new goodies are already in the shop and Tara’s offering a free goodie with every order placed on or before July 15! 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.

   The design team is showcasing “Summer Vibin'” today. This is an absolutely adorable stamp set with all sorts of animals on pool floaties chillaxin’.

   I decided to use the Island Dies and the Ocean Border Dies to help build my scene. I also used a piece of vellum that I cut with the Ocean Border Dies and then inked with Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. This gave some more depth to my scene. All of the pieces of my scene were inked with Distress Inks.

   This little cutie was colored up with Copic markers to match the Doodlebug Design Under the Sea paper pad. I added some finishing touches by using some Liquid Pearls on her necklace and I actually caught some of the glimmer on camera of the Nuvo Shimmer Pen I used on her tail and starfish. I used a black glaze pen for the eye on the floatie.

   I really do hope you like my card as I LOVE it!


Copics Used:

Mermaid:
   Skin: E11, E00, E000 / R02, R00
   Tail & Starfish: BV04, BV13, BV02, BV01, BV00
   Shells: RV34, R83, RV11
   Hair: E35, YR23, Y23, E31
Floatie: YG17, YG03, YG01 / Y08, Y06


Supplies Used:

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