* Cardmaker Magazine Bloghop *

Written on 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:

   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

Supplies Used:

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  1. Maranda M. shares:

    What a cute and colorful card!! Love it!

  2. Tara shares:

    This is adorable. Love your coloring!

  3. Vinita Jain shares:

    Love the super cute underwater scene with beautiful coloring!

  4. Vivian Foo shares:

    Lovely scene, love those stamps too!

  5. Sharada Dilip shares:

    Such awesome creation love every bit of detailing work with such beautiful coloring!

  6. Brooke shares:

    Beautiful coloring on this card! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

  7. Shelly shares:

    So pretty and sweet!

  8. Tiffany Baker shares:

    i have a major obsession with mermaids. i love what you have done here

  9. Amanda shares:

    I love your card….in fact I think it is my favorite!!!

  10. Jane Proffitt shares:

    Adorable card! Love the background paper!💕

  11. Dee Earnshaw shares:

    so sweet:)

  12. Renae shares:

    Great cards. I love how cheerful and bright it is.

  13. Diana Carr shares:

    Such a cute card!Love your coloring!

  14. Pamela Haskin shares:

    Such a cute mermaid! Love you card.

  15. Mariella shares:

    What a lovely card, I like the scene, the colors all in it.

  16. fiki shares:

    so sweet card!

  17. Roberta Stevenson shares:

    Your card is BEAUTIFUL! Love how you coloured in the sea background and the ocean floor. Fantastic colouring on the images too. Such a sweet scenic card. Love it!


  18. Donna Rudy shares:

    I love! the underwater scene you created! The fish paper around it is perfect! Awesome card!

  19. sandra shares:

    Sooo adorable!!

  20. Linda Heithold shares:

    Can’t understand no comments this card is adorable. Great job. Now I’ll have to buy this stamp set.

  21. Susan Guzy shares:

    pretty colors, great card!

  22. Saskia Pullen shares:


    This is adorable. Love the colorcombo you have used.
    Saskia Pullen

  23. Tina shares:

    So cute, love the fish on the frame. And the flamingo is the cutest!

  24. Katherine shares:

    Wonderful card. Love that you listed what markers and supplies you used.

  25. Maureen Knowler shares:

    Cute card

  26. Mary Holshouser shares:

    What a pretty scene.
    thanks for sharing.

  27. kim shares:

    so cute and just beautiful colors!

  28. Mary Borg shares:

    Those little sea creatures and mermaid are just darling. Gorgeous colouring u used on your card

  29. mayra shares:

    This is sooo wonderful !!! Lovely design and colors !!

  30. Ea Christiansen shares:

    Really gorgeous card. Looks layered even though it’s not 😍

  31. Karen Gerek shares:

    (Fin)tastic card. I love your scene!

  32. Andrea Shell shares:

    Beautiful card! Love the scene you created, and your coloring is lovely!

  33. D.Ann C shares:

    I love the colors you chose for this adorable scene and the edge paper is perf, too!

  34. Jan shares:

    Love the scene you created and gorgeously colored/Hugs-Jan

  35. Cynthia O. shares:

    Adorable underwater scene, Lissa! Love the new CDD ocean themed stamps.

  36. Kirsty Vittetoe shares:

    Oh what, that is lovely!

  37. Mariella shares:

    Very nice your card. I love the background.

  38. Mariella shares:

    Very nice your card. Ilove the background.

  39. Angela shares:

    Your scene card is so wonderful and your coloring really amazing.Many thanks for your fantastic inspiration.♥

  40. Tracilynn shares:

    Beautiful card!

  41. Laura Volpes shares:

    This is such a wonderful card, Lissa! The design is great and your coloring is spot on!

  42. Sladjana Perisic shares:

    What a beautiful under water scene on this card.

  43. Von Marie Design shares:

    Beautiful card, I love the scene you created.

  44. Shelly Schmidt shares:

    I just love this fun card- your scene is amazing!

  45. Kristin shares:

    I love the card! I love how you placed the scene on top of patterned paper! Great!

  46. Lori shares:

    Super cute card, very creative!

  47. Lisascreativeniche shares:

    This is so sweet! Beautiful scene you’ve colored!

  48. Sue LD shares:

    Very pretty underwater scene. I like the colors.

  49. Alexandra Suta shares:

    Your card is so adorable Lissa ! Love your coloring and the bright colors ! Hugs

  50. Lagene shares:

    Awesome release! Fantastic creations! I love your sweet scene!

  51. Francine shares:

    Super cute. Love the mermaids hair color!