* It was good to sea you! *

Written on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

   Hey y’all! I just got back from a wonderful, relaxing vacation just in time to hijack the Craftin’ Desert Divas blog again! I shared a card I made using a couple of the new sets from the July release! I just can’t get enough of these cuties!


   To make my card, I used stamps from Summer Vibin’ and Sunny Smiles. I grabbed my go to dies from CDD, the Fancy Frames dies. I then measured in 1/8″ from the stitching to make the interior of my frame. I traced the line lightly with my mechanical pencil and then used my ruler and x-acto knife to cut on the lines. Then I used a white eraser to erase my lines.
   I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink for the beach section of my background, then used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink to watercolor into my sky. The ocean part is done by blending the Distress Oxide inks, Peacock Feathers & Broken China together. To make the waves, I inked up some vellum and then cut it using the waves (or clouds) die from the Outdoor Landscape 2 die set. This is another go to die set I use all the time from CDD!

   I chose to use the unicorn, tiger, and hippo for my card. I colored them up, using Copic markers of course, with every intention of using a Doodlebug paper pad behind the scalloped border, but totally forgot and adhered it down to the card base. I tried to use Undu, but there was too many different kinds of adhesive that would be effected, so I just decided to leave it. I think it helps make the images the main focus of the card though, so it grew on me!

   As you can see, I added a double layer of foam adhesive to give it some pop in different areas! Part of the umbrella is popped up so it hangs over the frame. Everything else is adhered using Matte Medium. For some finishing touches, I used the Nuvo Shimmer pen on the unicorn’s mane. I also used the black glaze gel pen to color in the hippo’s lenses and dot the eyes on the two floaties. To finish off my card, I used a sentiment from the Sunny Smiles set, cut it into a banner and adhered it using 1 layer of foam tape.

   I do hope you like me card! Be sure to join us later this week over on the Craftin’ Desert Divas August Release Event page as some more fun is just getting started!


Copics Used:

Tiger: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02 / R02, R00, R000 / N10, N8, N6 / N3, N1, N0
   Pants: BG07, BG05, BG02 / YG03, YG05, YG01
   Floatie: Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11 / YR04, YR02
   Coconut: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30 / (straw) BG02

Unicorn: N3, N2, N1, N0 / R02, R00
   Mane: (Pink) R43, RV42, R20, R30 / (Blue) BG07, BG05, BG02 / (Green) YG07, YG03, YG05, YG01
   Hooves: RV42, R20, R30
   Drink: YR04 / (Orange) Y17, Y15 / (Glass) BG00, BG000, BG0000
   Floatie: RV42, R20, R30, R000 / BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01 / Y17, Y15

Hippo: N3, N2, N1, N0 / R02, R00, R000
   Suit: R29, R24, R17, R14 / N1, 0
   Drink: R43, RV42, R20, R30 / (Straw) Y17 / (Orange) Y17, Y15
   Chaise Lounge: Y17, Y15 / E33, E31, E30
Umbrella: BG07, BG05, BG02 / Y17, Y15, Y13 / YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02 / N8, N6, N4 / E37, E35, E33


Supplies Used:

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