Summer Vibin’ Flamingo

Written on 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

Written on 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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Life Is Better At The Beach

Written on Friday, July 7th, 2017

   We’re already at day 2 of the Craftin’ Desert Divas release week! Today, the girls and I are showcasing the stamp set “Sunny Smiles” and the dies “Island Dies”. I will be showing the dies on my card tomorrow. These are perfect for those summer cards! Be sure to join us over at the release event page for a chance to win this stamp set! The July release will be available in the Craftin’ Desert Divas shop on July 10th at noon EST. July Release special: Tara will add some “surprise” crafty goodie to every order placed on or before 7/15/17. This could be a mini stamp, mini die or sequin mix. No requests accepted. Also, 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.

   For my card I wanted to create a simple little card. I think I will use as a Thank You card for my Mom since she’s hosting us and our 3 dogs for 2 weeks this summer.

   This is a very simple card with some easy masking on it to make the scene. I just love these papers I paired it with from Pebbles. I promise I did not line up the “Beach Day” wording at the bottom of the card on purpose. It was a happy accident. To make sure all my layers lined up perfectly, I used my Perfect Layers rulers.

   To make my scene, I stamped the little starfish first. Then I masked him out and stamped the zebra with the sand castle. This is where the MISTI comes in handy! Then I masked him out and stamped the little giraffe with her ice cream. I was going to put a sun on it as well, but I decided my scene was busy enough.
   I colored them all up with Copic markers. I also did the background and the flag in Copic markers.

   I do hope you like my little scene as much as I do! Be sure to join us over at the CDD Gallery and also the July Release page to see a lot more inspiration for these adorable stamps!


Copics Used:

Zebra: W10, W8, W6 / W3, W1, W0 / R02, R00 / B39, B37, B34
Giraffe: YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20 / R02, R00 / E39, E37, E35, E34 / R14, R22, R21, R20, R000
Starfish: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02
Ice Cream: R14, R22, R21 / E30, E50, YR30 / E79, E77, E74
Bucket: R39, R29, R27, R24
Sand/Sand Castle: E57, E55, E53, E51
Sky & Sentiment Flag: BG13, BG11, BG10


Supplies Used:

Unlinkable supplies:
Pebbles: Fun in the Sun 6×6 paper pad

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